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East Ayrshire Gift Card scoops Scotland's Towns Partnership Award

East Ayrshire Council and Kilmarnock Business Association (KBA) scooped a special judges award at the first ever Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) Scotland Loves Local Awards.

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Ochiltree becomes East Ayrshire’s first ‘Biosphere Community’

The historic conservation village of Ochiltree has become a ‘Biosphere Community’, the fifth to be designated within Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, and the first in East Ayrshire.

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Councillor Claire Leitch wins 2021 Councillor Award

LGIU Scotland and CCLA are proud to announce that Councillor Claire Leitch of East Ayrshire Council has won a 2021 Councillor Award for Champion for Education.  The Councillor Awards are the only national awards to celebrate the vital contributions of local councillors across Scotland.

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Police Scotland - message to communities

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Ritchie has issued the following message for reassurance:

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Katie and Jim Stevenson celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Councillor Drew Filson visited Katie and Jim Stevenson from Dalmellington recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.

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Bernard and Ruth Kelly celebrate Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

Councillor John Knapp visited Kilmarnock couple Bernard and Ruth Kelly recently to congratulate them on 65 years of marriage.

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Ann and Iain Murray celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Councillor Douglas Reid visited Ann and Iain Murray from Kilmarnock recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.


Rapid rehousing finds solutions to homelessness

In 2018, authorities across Scotland transformed Housing services and adopted a Housing First and Rapid Rehousing approach to help find solutions to eradicate homelessness.

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Special meeting of Cabinet agrees multimillion-pound investment in housing

In the last ten years, the Council has completed 477 new affordable or reconfigured homes across East Ayrshire and improved thousands of our existing homes. At a special meeting of Cabinet, investment of £182.7m was agreed, which will help ensure that our communities have access to a range of good quality affordable homes.

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Four local projects receive major funding boost

Four East Ayrshire projects have received almost £1.3 million of funding from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund which will help people into work; provide skills, training and support; improve leisure and cultural provision in rural communities and help the environment too.

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East Ayrshire Council supports Living Wage Week

East Ayrshire Council is supporting Living Wage Week (15-19 November) after being accredited as a Living Wage Employer last year to ensure that people are paid fairly for the work they do.

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Free Christmas parking in Kilmarnock town centre

If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet don’t worry Kilmarnock Town Centre has Christmas all wrapped up with chic independent shops, large national stores and during December, free parking.