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Cllrs Reid, Stewart and Cowan with Eddie Fraser, Kevin Wells, reps from Aberlour and Alba from Willowbank on Aoife's sensory bus

ASN Holiday Support Progress Report

At the first meeting of Cabinet of 2024, an ASN Holiday Support Progress Report was considered and agreement was reached to extend a pilot contract with Aberlour, Scotland’s Children’s Charity, to deliver an ASN holiday programme this summer.

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Revisions made to Early Learning and Childcare Allocation Policy

At the recent meeting of Cabinet, it was agreed that revisions would be made to the Council’s Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) Allocation Policy and that statutory starting dates for eligibility of funded early learning and child care places for three year olds will be introduced for applications for the 2024/ 25 academic year, which starts in August 2024.

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Pavement parking enforcement

East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet has given the go ahead for Ayrshire Roads Alliance (ARA) to start work on implementing pavement parking enforcement.

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Mary Cox celebrates 100th birthday

Mary Cox has been celebrating her centenary in Kilmarnock.

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Festive message from Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of East Ayrshire Council

This time of year is inevitably one for reflection, looking back over the past year, while preparing for the New Year to come. And this year is no exception.  As with any year it’s not been without its challenges, but it has also brought many reasons for optimism and recognition of some of the positives which we’ve seen in East Ayrshire.

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Updated plans for key sites in Kilmarnock announced

East Ayrshire Council has shared an update on plans for a number of strategic sites across Kilmarnock as part of their long term vision for the town.

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Alex and Janette Cousar celebrate Blue Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

Provost Jim Todd and Councillor Alyson Simmons visited Craigie couple Alex and Janette Cousar recently to congratulate them on 65 years of marriage.

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Michael and Edith Haining celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary

Councillor Drew Filson visited Michael and Edith Haining from Dalmellington recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.

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Council sets a first for women’s health

East Ayrshire Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to officially recognise the impact endometriosis has on the working lives of female employees.

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Council gives update on work to support veterans and Armed Forces community

Elected members of East Ayrshire Council received an update at the Council meeting this week on work that has been taken forward to support veterans and the armed forces community across East Ayrshire through the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

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Festive message from Provost Jim Todd

2023 has flown by and it’s once again time for us to gather with family and friends and to create new and lasting memories.

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Over 400 children and young people sang loud and clear at special concert

Over 400 pupils from Annanhill, James Hamilton, Whatriggs Primary Schools and Sgoil na Coille Nuaidh performed Scottish Opera's The Last Aliens at the Grand Hall recently.