Allegations that Kilwinning’s Orange Hall breached COVID-19 rules were raised at the towns community council – with police assuring ‘no one is getting away with anything’.

Alleged unfair breaches of coronavirus rules were raised by a community councillor after police attended the Orange Hall in Kyleswell Street following on from complaints claimed by residents.

A locality police sergeant confirmed they attended the hall but ‘found no issues’ and insisted: “No one is getting away with anything’.

The community councillor asked if there had been any further development on the Orange Hall after complaints had been passed on by residents, alleging singers performed, as well as a wedding, with a sit down meal and a DJ.

They added: “Obviously people are still trying to push the limits and then there’s obviously people out there who are abiding by the rules.

“I don’t think its very fair how could we go about curbing the situation where they’re getting away with certain things when everyone else is following the rules.”

Sergeant Martin Fraser said: “Crews attended on the Friday night that was reported, and on the Saturday. On the wedding, they found no issue. It all seemed to be compliant and on the Saturday there were no issues either.

“I went there myself on the Sunday during the day. They actually had no customers in whatsoever and there was then a follow up visit with the Licensing Board from the council as well as us.

“No one is getting away with anything that they shouldn’t be. If there is an offence it will be dealt with

The community councillor told the meeting residents had alleged: “When they first opened up they had a singer in then got told off for that.

“Then had another singer in but told customers not to put it on Facebook because someone grassed them in the last time.

“Then the wedding. At that point you weren’t allowed to have a sit down meal, but they were.”