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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.
With the eyes of the world currently focused on climate change, and with global solutions being discussed at COP26, East Ayrshire Council is looking closer to home, with the launch of its own climate change strategy, and is asking everyone who lives and works in the area to take a look, give their comments and have a say in how we can all work together to achieve net zero targets.
Economic renewal, community wealth building and community led regeneration in East Ayrshire took another step forward as the Council’s Cabinet approved a suite of reports aimed at bringing together teams and resources to build on close connections with communities and a strong track record in attracting funding for regeneration projects.
East Ayrshire Council’s commitment to developing the talents and career prospects of its young people was mapped out at this week’s Cabinet meeting, when councillors approved plans to expand activities and resources in line with the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee scheme for the year ahead.
Moorfield Park in Kilmarnock continues to be the location of choice for local companies looking to expand their operations locally and earlier this week Council officials met with Scotia Double Glazing to learn more about their expansion plans at the business park.
It’s just over a year since local business owner, Peter Telfer took over as chair of Kilmarnock Business Association (KBA), and in that time the group has worked very closely with East Ayrshire Council’s Town Centre Regeneration Team and Celebrate Kilmarnock on a programme of initiatives to fuel economic growth through community regeneration.
Mauchline’s proud history - as the place where Rabbie Burns, working behind in the fields at nearby Mossgiel Farm, found inspiration to write “Tae a Mouse” - is being celebrated by Mauchline Primary’s P6 pupils as part of the Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)
Plans to develop the road infrastructure and create parking within Kilmarnock’s Cultural Quarter will now go ahead after a decision was taken at the recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet.
School leavers in East Ayrshire will benefit from a raft of new opportunities thanks to a £30m, Scotland wide initiative funded by the Scottish Government’s Young Person Guarantee (YPG)