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Fly-tipping to be reported online in East Ayrshire

An innovative online reporting system, which will help our communities pinpoint fly-tipping, has launched this week.

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Council and communities support Summer Clean 2021

Towns and villages across East Ayrshire are cleaner, greener and more vibrant after the Council and communities joined forces to support the Keep Scotland Beautiful summer clean 2021 campaign.

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Rise in sheep worrying causes concern

A rise in reports of sheep worrying is causing concerns for farmers across East Ayrshire.

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Boo gives tobacco cheats a fright

They say man’s best friend is a dog and they have a reputation for keeping people safe in all sorts of circumstances.

Now pooch power has helped keep smokers in the Cumnock area safer, after Trading Standards Officers worked last week with Consumer Protection dogs to seize over 7000 illegal cigarettes from a shop in the town.

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Council pleas for help tackling environmental crime

In communities across East Ayrshire, people are out collecting litter, are reporting fly tipping and dog fouling and supporting the efforts of our teams from across the Council.

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Flytipping to be reported online in East Ayrshire

A new online reporting system that will help communities pinpoint flytipping is currently being developed by East Ayrshire Council.

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Dixie the detection dog does it again!

Smokers in East Ayrshire can now breathe more easily thanks to the vigilance of the public, the thorough investigations of Trading Standards, and the tobacco tracking talents of Dixie the Consumer Protection dog.

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East Ayrshire Police Officers initiate quad bike patrols to tackle rural crime

Police officers in East Ayrshire are now able to patrol remote and rural areas of the community in an effort to target crimes and offences in East Ayrshire.  

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Scotland is Stunning – East Ayrshire backs Zero Waste Scotland campaign urging people to bin litter or take it home

Visitors to East Ayrshire are urged not to spoil it by littering when they’re enjoying days out in our beautiful landscape.

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Shut out scammers to beat doorstep crime

Community Planning partners in East Ayrshire have renewed their commitment to eradicating the scourge of doorstep crime and bogus callers.

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Vital services continue to protect communities

East Ayrshire Council continues to adapt and introduce new ways of working to ensure vital services are continuing to be delivered to East Ayrshire communities throughout lockdown.

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Charities need our help, but please give safely

East Ayrshire Council Trading Standards has joined forces with the Charity Commission, the Fundraising Regulator and Action Fraud to ask people to give to genuine registered charities as people respond generously to the current crisis.