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The Designer Rooms announces Kilmarnock relocation masterplan for summer 2024

As The Designer Rooms enters the 14th year of trade, the ever-expanding local business is very excited to announce their newest - and largest - superstore will open in Summer 2024 right in the heart of Kilmarnock town centre.

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Councillors agree to lobby for much needed Bellfield Interchange improvements

Concerned East Ayrshire councillors came together at Cabinet this week to call for urgent action by Transport Scotland and the Scottish and UK Governments to prioritise and find alternative sources of funding for vital improvements to infrastructure at Kilmarnock’s Bellfield Interchange.

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New East Ayrshire MSYPs announced

East Ayrshire’s newly elected Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYPs) were announced this week at East Ayrshire Council HQ.

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Burns Supper fun in Kilmarnock

Provost Jim Todd enjoyed a Burns supper in Kilmarnock recently which was organised by East Ayrshire Council’s Local Area Co-ordinators in partnership with The Howff Burns Club, Kilmarnock and The Howard Centre. 

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Talented young musicians perform at Number 10

Two talented young musicians from Kilmarnock Academy and The Robert Burns Academy, namely Heather Anderson and Kirsty Gemmell performed at 10 Downing Street and the House of Commons recently as part of a group of senior players from the Ayrshire Fiddle Orchestra.

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Drive through car seat checks

In the lead up to Valentine’s Day, Ayrshire Roads Alliance’s Road Safety team would love to check the safety of your child’s car seat at drive through locations across Ayrshire.

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Pupils help to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Local pupils helped to remember those who were involved in all aspects of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides as part of an event to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

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Place Based Investment Programme now open for applications

In preparation for the launch of the 2024/25 Place Based Investment Programme, East Ayrshire Council recently hosted two Love Local PBIP 2024 conferences for local community groups.

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Council toasts new breakfast initiative at Grange Academy

Grange Academy has launched a new breakfast initiative in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation, Magic Breakfast.

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Councillors call on ministers to review flooding policy

East Ayrshire councillors from all parties have joined forces in calling for a summit with Scottish ministers to discuss planning restrictions imposed by SEPA, which would significantly impact on future developments in the area. 

East Ayrshire Council

Work due to start on new London Road car park

Construction on a new car park next to CentreStage, just off London Road in Kilmarnock, will begin on Monday 22 January.

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National Robotarium visits Gargieston Primary

The National Robotarium made its first visit to East Ayrshire this week when the team visited P6 at Gargieston Primary for a day of exciting workshops.