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East Ayrshire Council

Future of Auchinleck Leisure Centre is settled

After extensive public consultation, the future of Auchinleck Leisure Centre was settled at a meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday 14 February 2024, with cross party agreement reached on the final outcome.

Cllrs Cowan, Barton and McKay enjoy a Christmas school lunch

Christmas lunch was ho-ho-whole lot of fun

Hurlford Primary School gave a warm, festive welcome to Councillors Graham Barton, Elaine Cowan and Maureen McKay who joined the school for their Christmas lunch, prepared and served by Catering Services.

Catering Services open food kiosk at Ayrshire Athletics Arena

Catering Services open food kiosk at Ayrshire Athletics Arena

Catering Services has opened a food kiosk at the Ayrshire Athletics Arena on Queens Drive, Kilmarnock.

Cllrs Barton and Cowan with Chris Walker, Pamela Docherty and Michelle from Catering Services and Miss McNulty with the Eco Committee

Mossgiel’s organic milk helps Council mooo-ve away from single use plastics

East Ayrshire Council has mooo-ved away from using single-use plastics in our schools thanks to a contract with the multi-award winning and local dairy farmer, Bryce Cunningham from Mossgiel Organic Farm.

East Ayrshire Council

St Sophia’s Primary refurbishment update

At the recent meeting of Cabinet there was great news for the children and young people of St Sophia’s Primary School. Agreement was reached to increase investment for its refurbishment and subsequently award the contract for the construction works to begin.

Our School Crossing Patrollers

70th anniversary of the School Crossing Service celebrated at special event

School Crossing Patrollers from across East Ayrshire gathered at Council HQ recently for a special event to mark the platinum jubilee of the School Crossing Patrol Service.

Cllrs Barton, Maitland and McMahon visit Shortlees community shop

Shortlees community shop supports local people

Shortlees community larder and shop welcomed visitors from the Council recently to find out more about their work to support the local community.

Eleanor Geddes is congratulated by Cllr Maitland

East Ayrshire Catering Manager wins food for life challenge

Eleanor Geddes, Catering Manager at Shortlees Primary, has won first prize/ best in class at ScotHot’s Food For Life challenge at the SEC in Glasgow.

East Ayrshire Council

Managing Council owned properties, East Ayrshire Council Cabinet approves latest report

At Cabinet this week, East Ayrshire Council set out plans for managing its property assets for the year ahead. The extensive portfolio covers 298 buildings across a number of service areas including education, corporate, wellbeing, sports and outdoors and cultural and community assets.

Cllr Reid with Cllrs Cowan, Linton, Jones, Chief Executive Eddie Fraser, Linda McAulay-Griffiths, HT Tina Gaitens and children and young people from Crosshouse PS and Communication Centre

Investment in schools across East Ayrshire

At the recent meeting of Cabinet agreement was reached on the annual Learning Estate Management Plan, which will now be submitted to the Scottish Government.

Head Teacher John Stuart with project design lead Andrew Clark

Exciting new plans for Stewarton Academy

Exciting plans for Stewarton Academy were unveiled at a special community event recently, where parents, carers, young people, the local community and local elected members could view plans for the new extension and internal alterations.

Crosshouse PS and Communication Centre key handover

Funding of almost £500m committed to Capital Investment projects over the next ten years

At the recent meeting of Cabinet agreement was reached on the Council’s ten year Capital Investment programme that will see building works to the value £499.581m across East Ayrshire.