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It’s all swings and roundabouts in East Ayrshire’s play parks

Play parks and outdoor play facilities dominated much of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Agenda today as councillors and officers debated the merits of proposals set out in a report detailing plans for upgrades and renewals over the coming months. 

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PayByPhone parking app coming soon

PayByPhone is coming soon to East Ayrshire and South Ayrshire; motorists will be able to use the app to pay to park on-street and in Ayrshire Roads Alliance car parks.

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Pick up your COVID test kits at a venue near you

We’ve teamed up with colleagues in East Ayrshire Leisure to provide lateral flow COVID testing kits at a number of local venues across our East Ayrshire communities. You can collect kits from the following locations over the festive season:

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Panto run to end on 24 December

After discussions with pantomime producers, Imagine Theatre, regarding the new COVID-19 restrictions which come into effect from 26 December, East Ayrshire Leisure has made the difficult decision to cancel all performances of Aladdin from  27-30 December 2021.

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Health and social care services under extreme pressure

Health and social care services in East Ayrshire are currently facing extreme pressures due to an unprecedented level of demand.

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Council strengthens COVID support for communities over festive break

In response to the rapidly emerging developments with the Omicron strain of COVID-19, here at East Ayrshire Council we are prioritising services and resources to protect and support our local communities and to reduce pressure on local health and care services.

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Council agrees to boost Family Pandemic Payments

East Ayrshire Councillors today approved proposals to boost the Family Pandemic Payments (FPPs) by a further £50 to assist low income families at this time.

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Essential weekend maintenance on A77 at Dutch House roundabout – commencing Friday 14 January 2022

Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential maintenance on the A77 at Dutch House Roundabout from 8pm on Friday 14 January until 6am on Monday 17 January 2022.

Traffic management will take place on a continuous basis during this period. 

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A Christmas message from Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader, East Ayrshire Council

As 2021 comes to a close it’s natural that we reflect on these difficult times and look forward with some anxiety to the year ahead. This pandemic has certainly been trying, but we can also take heart from having seen the very best of people and communities as we’ve all pulled together, looked after each other and learned to appreciate what really matters in life.

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Provost's festive message 2021

The festive season is upon us once again, and as it’s my first as Provost of East Ayrshire, I’d like to thank everyone I’ve met over the last few months who has welcomed me in my new role.

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Improvement works Victoria Bridge, Kilmarnock

The Ayrshire Roads Alliance, as part of its ongoing bridge improvement programme, will be carrying out essential works to Victoria Bridge and retaining walls on Welbeck Street and Queen’s Drive, Kilmarnock.

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East Ayrshire gears up to take new lead role in employability

Training for, and finding, a job with good career prospects and ongoing support in East Ayrshire is set to get easier from April -  with major changes in funding and the way in which employability services are delivered throughout Scotland.