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The historic conservation village of Ochiltree has become a ‘Biosphere Community’, the fifth to be designated within Galloway and Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere, and the first in East Ayrshire.
At a time when climate change is at the forefront of all our minds, East Ayrshire has strengthened its commitment to achieving ambitious UK100 Net Zero targets with the approval of a share in the funding of a new pan Ayrshire Energy Masterplan.
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.
The HALO Urban Regeneration has announced PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in the nonperforming loan industry, as the anchor tenant of Kilmarnock’s HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC), bringing career opportunities and a 15-year commitment to the town.
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.
Tackling climate change, by creating a thriving low carbon economy for East Ayrshire and beyond, took a step closer to reality with the visit of Iain Stewart MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary for Scotland, to the site of *CoRE, (Community Renewable Energy) an exciting new project which will lead the way in transforming Cumnock and surrounding areas in years to come.
The Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership (CCLP) with £2.2million support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and backed by East Ayrshire Council, are delivering 22 projects over the next four and half years. The focus of the partnership is to connect communities with the landscape and heritage of the former coalfield area bringing “Life to the Landscape”.
The creation of a brand new green breathing space in the centre of Kilmarnock is progressing fast, thanks to a recent decision at East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet.
The Coalfield Communities Landscape Partnership is celebrating its work with a Launch Day on Friday 9 July with an exciting series of free events.
As one building falls in Kilmarnock this month, another will be reaching new heights, marking a new start in the regeneration of the Town Centre for the New Year.