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East Ayrshire Council

Non-statutory subsidised school transport pilot exercise starts soon

The pilot exercise to encourage secondary pupils who currently use non-statutory subsidised school transport to use active travel routes or public bus services instead starts later this month.

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Changes to town centre parking tariffs coming soon

Parking charges in and around Kilmarnock town centre are set to change, following an extensive review of on-street and off-street arrangements, and a number of proposals were approved by East Ayrshire councillors at a meeting of Cabinet earlier this week.  

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Roon The Toon timings and road closures

Kilmarnock’s 10k road race, Roon the Toon, will return on Sunday 9 June at 10am.

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Fit To Ride event helps riders hone their skills

Experienced motorcycle riders got the chance to brush up on their riding skills at an event organised last weekend by Ayrshire Roads Alliance and North Ayrshire Council.

East Ayrshire Council

Ayrshire Roads Alliance sets out investment in our roads

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has agreed the Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s programme of investment works that will allow improvements to be carried out to carriageways, footways and street lighting, in addition to bridge strengthening and investment in transportation, traffic and road safety.

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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.

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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.

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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.