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DART – the Darvel and Area Regeneration Team – is honoured and delighted to receive the King’s Award for Voluntary Services. Equivalent to an MBE and recognising outstanding voluntary work this is the highest award that a volunteer organisation can receive.
East Ayrshire Council is preparing to launch its budget consultation for 2024/25, against a backdrop of rising costs for delivering public services and a £7 million funding gap in the next year alone. Residents, businesses and communities are being invited to have their say on the Council’s budget priorities, by taking part in a series of in-person events and an online survey.
Crosshouse Community Football Club recently received life-saving equipment donated by Sweco UK.
Councillor Douglas Reid visited Ronnie and Pat Sharpe from Kilmarnock recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.
Staff, pupils, parents and carers connected with Stewarton Academy were delighted when Religious and Moral Education Teacher, Gillian Dunsmuir, was recognised by the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) for her Practitioner Enquiry in raising attainment for learners studying Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies (RMPS).
Councillor Maureen McKay visited Iain and Catherine Murray from Kilmarnock recently to pass on congratulations as they celebrated fifty years of marriage.
As part of its ongoing programme to improve the condition of the road network, the Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be carrying out essential road resurfacing works on the A70 West of Ochiltree starting on Wednesday 29 November and continuing until Sunday 10 December 2023.
Community groups gathered at the Communities Conference in Cumnock last week to discuss topics such as funding, event planning and community led regeneration.
Three hours of free afternoon parking within Council car parks and on-street parking bays will be available in Kilmarnock town centre throughout December to help shoppers at the busiest time of the year. With the existing arrangements across East Ayrshire, this means that free parking will be available across all our towns in the lead up to Christmas.
International Fraud Awareness Week (12-18 November 2023) is a global effort to minimise the impact of fraud by promoting anti-fraud awareness and education. International Fraud Awareness Week (fraudweek.com)
A Dyslexia Roadshow held in Kilmarnock last week provided support and information for people who live with dyslexia, or know someone who does.
East Ayrshire Council has mooo-ved away from using single-use plastics in our schools thanks to a contract with the multi-award winning and local dairy farmer, Bryce Cunningham from Mossgiel Organic Farm.