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Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust

MJD donates life-saving community defibrillator

Stewarton Woodlands Action Trust recently received life-saving equipment donated by MJD Scaffolding Ltd.  Martin Boyle, a member of the community has kindly agreed to host the defibrillator and provide the electricity from his own home.

East Ayrshire Council

Electric vehicle charging tariffs to be introduced in East Ayrshire from 1 April

In response to recent increases in energy costs and the need to expand the charging network, East Ayrshire Council will be introducing tariffs and overstay charges for the use of public electric vehicle (EV) charging points in East Ayrshire from 1 April.  

East Ayrshire Council

Fowlds Street car park update

With the great news that The Designer Rooms is moving to Fowlds Street in Kilmarnock, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance wants to let local people and visitors to Kilmarnock know that the car park outside the existing Poundstretchers store will still be open for public use until 1 March.

East Ayrshire Council

ARA to introduce new roadworker training programme

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) is set to introduce a new training programme for roadworkers which aims to address challenges including an ageing workforce and recruitment difficulties.

Judo Club

IPS Group donates life-saving community defibrillator

Cluarankwai Judo Club recently received life-saving equipment donated by IPS Group.

East Ayrshire Council

Councillors agree to lobby for much needed Bellfield Interchange improvements

Concerned East Ayrshire councillors came together at Cabinet this week to call for urgent action by Transport Scotland and the Scottish and UK Governments to prioritise and find alternative sources of funding for vital improvements to infrastructure at Kilmarnock’s Bellfield Interchange.

Car seat

Drive through car seat checks

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety team would love to check the safety of your child’s car seat at drive through locations across Ayrshire.

East Ayrshire Council

Work due to start on new London Road car park

Construction on a new car park next to CentreStage, just off London Road in Kilmarnock, will begin on Monday 22 January.

East Ayrshire Council

Pavement parking enforcement

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has given the go ahead for Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) to start work on implementing pavement parking enforcement.

East Ayrshire Council

New cycling initiative set to hit the road in East Ayrshire

East Ayrshire Council will soon be introducing a new cycling scheme which will feature an exciting web platform and app to encourage new cyclists and support existing ones.

East Ayrshire Council

A70 West of Ochiltree: roadworks to start Wednesday 29 November

As part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the A70 West of Ochiltree starting on Wednesday 29 November and continuing until Sunday 10 December 2023.

Free parking

Free Christmas parking in Kilmarnock town centre

Three hours of free afternoon parking within Council car parks and on-street parking bays will be available in Kilmarnock town centre throughout December to help shoppers at the busiest time of the year. With the existing arrangements across East Ayrshire, this means that free parking will be available across all our towns in the lead up to Christmas.