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Pupils help to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Local pupils helped to remember the ‘ordinary people’ who were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides as part of an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Youth Awards celebrate our young people in style

The East Ayrshire Youth Awards took place this week with a glamorous Grammys-style theme at the Park Hotel in Kilmarnock.

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New Cumnock Bowling Club receives community defibrillator

New Cumnock Bowling Club recently received life-saving equipment donated by Atelier Ten.

Super Tattie joins in the fun at Mauchline PS on Burns Day

Super Tattie joins Burns Day celebrations at Mauchline Primary

Super Tattie, the Council’s new school meal mascot, headed to Burns country on Wednesday to join the Burns Day celebrations at Mauchline Primary School.

LtoR Cllr Maitland, Cllr McFadzean, Cllr Reid, Alister Jack, Cllr McKay, Cllr McMahon

Cultural Kilmarnock receives Levelling Up Funding of £20m

Local dreams and aspirations to pitch Kilmarnock as a national cultural destination are a step closer to becoming a reality today as the project secures £20million from the UK Government Levelling Up Fund.

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Old People’s Cabin Community Asset Transfer update

The Council’s Cabinet today agreed to approve a 25-year lease of the Old People’s Cabin in Howard Park to Kilmarnock Station Railway Heritage Trust (KSRHT) once it’s been confirmed that the Trust has been successful in obtaining funds to renovate it.

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Making the most of every penny - Council sets out plans to spend Shared Prosperity money

East Ayrshire Council’s plans to put their successful bid for a portion of the UK Government’s £2.6 billion Shared Prosperity Fund to good use were set out and approved at this week’s Cabinet meeting.

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Two weeks to have your say on Council’s future budget

East Ayrshire Council is seeking the views of individuals and communities over the next two weeks as they prepare to set the revenue budget for 2023/24.

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Early Learning and Childcare priorities agreed at Cabinet

At the recent meeting of Cabinet an extensive report on the Council’s early learning and childcare provision was heard. The report included details of the successful roll out of 1140 hours, the findings of the 2022 statutory consultation and the priorities for the Early Learning and Childcare Plan 2022-24. It was also agreed that the hourly rate for community childminders would be increased to £5 per hour.

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Smarrt Cookie initiative launches in East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Council has been getting involved in a global initiative to help break down the barrier hunger can create in distracting children from their education.

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Health and social care services in Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Ayrshire & Arran and the three health and social care partnerships in East, North and South Ayrshire are currently experiencing extremely high demand for services across the whole system – in urgent and emergency care, primary care services, acute hospital services, as well as in community and social care services.

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P1 registration is now open

Under the Education (Scotland) Act 1980, children who turn 5 years between 1 March 2023 and 29 February 2024, and whose parents/carers wish them to attend school, should be registered for education this week.