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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.

Cllr Cowan with Provost Todd, Cllrs Barton, Adams and Jones help to serve up a Magic Breakfast

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. 

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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.

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.