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Housing improvements underway in communities across East Ayrshire

When Council tenants were asked for their priorities last December, the response was clear with 71% stating that improving the existing housing stock was their top priority.

Cllr McMahon joins the Greener Communities team

East Ayrshire gets a good Spring clean

Towns and villages across East Ayrshire are cleaner, greener and more vibrant after being treated to a good Spring clean throughout the month of April.

Cllr McMahon and Cllr Barton join the Community Waste team for Stop Food Waste Day

Stop Food Waste today and every day!

Cleaner Communities hit the streets on national Stop Food Waste Day to raise awareness of the environmental impact of food waste and to encourage local people to use their food caddy and recycle at home.

Garden waste

Time to renew your garden waste permit

If you’ve got a garden waste permit, it’s now time to renew it, or you can sign up for one if you haven’t had one previously.

Witch Road Housing

Housing rent agreed at special meeting of Full Council

At the recent special meeting of Full Council, a report was presented on the rent consultation for 2024/25 and agreement was reached that housing rent would increase by 6.5%, which is £5.18 a week over 52 weeks.

Holly, Sarah-Cate, Lyle, Zack and Lacey with Cllrs McKay, Maitland, Cowan, Barton and McMahon

Dinnae forget your Caddy initiative launched by St Sophia’s Primary

Dinnae forget your Caddy is a fun 16-week initiative for Early Childhood Centres, Primary and Secondary Schools across East Ayrshire, which encourages whole communities to recycle their food waste.

Witch Road Housing

We are seeking your views on future housing needs!

A survey about the housing needs and future aspirations of local households has been launched by the Council in partnership with professional market research company, Research Resource.

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.

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Place Based Investment Programme now open for applications

In preparation for the launch of the 2024/25 Place Based Investment Programme, East Ayrshire Council recently hosted two Love Local PBIP 2024 conferences for local community groups.

Cllrs Reid, Stewart and Cowan with Eddie Fraser, Kevin Wells, reps from Aberlour and Alba from Willowbank on Aoife's sensory bus

ASN Holiday Support Progress Report

At the first meeting of Cabinet of 2024, an ASN Holiday Support Progress Report was considered and agreement was reached to extend a pilot contract with Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity, to deliver an ASN holiday programme this summer.

Mural in Situ

Updated plans for key sites in Kilmarnock announced

East Ayrshire Council has shared an update on plans for a number of strategic sites across Kilmarnock as part of their long term vision for the town.

Dalrymple, Skeldon and Hollybush Steering Group collect their award from Sean Batty

Success is locally bred with Place Based Investment Programme

 A Steering Group formed from members of the communities in Dalrymple, Skeldon and Hollybush is celebrating after they won a Scotland Loves Local award for the Climate and Net Zero for their work to create an exciting new wetland habitat and wildlife haven on the edge of the village of Dalrymple.