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Education Maintenance Allowance available for eligible 16-19 year olds

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) provides financial support to eligible young people aged 16 to 19 years who choose to stay in education from August 2021.

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Phase two of New Cumnock Flood Protection Scheme well underway

Phase two of New Cumnock’s £8.2m flood protection works are now well underway with main contractor, Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd onsite and progressing to schedule.

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Consultation on proposed housing development within Mauchline

A public consultation is being held on a new housing development proposed for Kilmarnock Road, Mauchline.

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Funding boost secures next steps for St Marnock Square

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.

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East Ayrshire aims for a zero carbon future with new Climate Change Strategy

In the year when recovery from the global pandemic and the upcoming UN COP26 climate change conference are uppermost in the minds of many, East Ayrshire Council has taken a bold step towards a cleaner, greener future with the launch of a new Climate Change Strategy to tackle the challenges of global warming by reducing carbon emissions.

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New civic appointments at East Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council has elected a new Provost and Depute Provost at its final Council meeting before the summer recess.

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Mauchline pupils re-create famous Burns Poem in CARS project

Mauchline’s proud history -  as the place where Rabbie Burns, working behind in the fields at nearby  Mossgiel Farm, found inspiration to write “Tae a Mouse”  - is being celebrated by Mauchline Primary’s P6 pupils as part of the Mauchline Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS)

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Right royal celebration at Ochiltree Primary

A very special celebration took place at Ochiltree Primary School recently, when Her Majesty The Queen’s personal representative, Lord-Lieutenant Sheriff Iona McDonald presented a British Empire Medal (BEM) to Senior Clerical Assistant, Elizabeth (Liz) Shannon.

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Joint patrols see Youth Action team hit the streets

The Youth Action team, a partnership project between the Council and Police Scotland, has been patrolling key areas throughout East Ayrshire engaging positively with young people and encouraging positive behaviour.