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Garden competition winners 2023

Garden competition winners are blooming marvellous

East Ayrshire Council’s annual garden competition recognises the top amateur gardeners from across East Ayrshire.

Mark Alston from Cleaner Communities with Councillor Jim McMahon

Podback launches its first coffee pod recycling service in Scotland

In a first for Scotland, East Ayrshire Council, in partnership with Podback, is expanding its household recycling service to include the collection of coffee pods.

Kennedy Drive sod cut group

Minister for Housing officially breaks the ground at new housing development in Kilmarnock

Minister for Housing, Paul McLennan MSP, has performed the official ground-breaking at the site of a new council housing development on Kennedy Drive in Kilmarnock.  

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Tenant Support Fund agreed at Cabinet

At the recent meeting of Cabinet, it was agreed that a Tenants Support Fund of £500,000 would be established to help East Ayrshire Council’s tenants facing the financial burden of the cost of living crisis.

Cllr McMahon, Ms McCluskey, Cllr Reid and Cllr Adams

The future is now - Net zero housing project is completed in Bonnyton, Kilmarnock

East Ayrshire Council’s first net zero housing development at Bellevue Gardens in Bonnyton, Kilmarnock has been completed and visitors from the Council were welcomed by Ms Frances McCluskey to view her beautiful new home.

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Communities receive funding boost to assist with local place-based initiatives

At the recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet, councillors approved place-based investment funding for 23 local projects, totalling £768,664 in support of community-led regeneration across East Ayrshire.

Councillor Douglas Reid and Councillor Jim McMahon at the official opening of Quarry Knowe Court

Official opening of Quarry Knowe Court in Auchinleck

Councillor Jim McMahon has performed the official opening of East Ayrshire Council’s new assisted living housing development – Quarry Knowe Court in Auchinleck, unveiling a plaque to mark the special occasion.  

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Community Asset Transfer of Old People’s Cabin Howard Park to The Kilmarnock Heritage Railway Trust (KHRT)

Joint statement from Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of East Ayrshire Council and Councillor Lillian Jones, Chair of Governance and Scrutiny Committee.

Cllrs McMahon and Reid view the new online SEARCH application

SEARCH is now online!

The Single East Ayrshire Common Housing Register (SEARCH) application is now available online.

Cllr McMahon and Cllr Reid with Mr McCluskey and Gary Craig, Blair Millar and Carmen Chalmers from Housing Services

Welcome mat is rolled out at new housing at Witch Road

Visitors from the Council were welcomed by Mr McCluskey to view his new home at Witch Road, Kilmarnock.

Roddy Hood, Nick Kelly and Robert Pinkerton from Greener Communities with Cllrs McMahon and Barton, James Lally from the Climate Change team and Lucinda McGovern from Housing and Communities

Rewilding plans are set to bloom

Teams from Greener Communities will be working across East Ayrshire in the coming weeks sowing wildflowers to improve biodiversity and help tackle the climate emergency.

Easter residential was cracking

Easter residential trip was cracking!

20 young people from The Robert Burns, Kilmarnock, Grange and Loudoun Academies joined the team from Vibrant Communities for a residential stay at Barcaple Outdoor Centre in Castle Douglas over the Easter break.