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In 2018, authorities across Scotland transformed Housing services and adopted a Housing First and Rapid Rehousing approach to help find solutions to eradicate homelessness.
In the last ten years, the Council has completed 477 new affordable or reconfigured homes across East Ayrshire and improved thousands of our existing homes. At a special meeting of Cabinet, investment of £182.7m was agreed, which will help ensure that our communities have access to a range of good quality affordable homes.
Four East Ayrshire projects have received almost £1.3 million of funding from the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund which will help people into work; provide skills, training and support; improve leisure and cultural provision in rural communities and help the environment too.
East Ayrshire Council is supporting Living Wage Week (15-19 November) after being accredited as a Living Wage Employer last year to ensure that people are paid fairly for the work they do.
If you haven’t started your Christmas shopping yet don’t worry Kilmarnock Town Centre has Christmas all wrapped up with chic independent shops, large national stores and during December, free parking.
A drop-in event where people can explore alcohol-free activities will be held on Saturday 20 November to support this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week.
At a time when climate change is at the forefront of all our minds, East Ayrshire has strengthened its commitment to achieving ambitious UK100 Net Zero targets with the approval of a share in the funding of a new pan Ayrshire Energy Masterplan.
Changes to the Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) allocation policy and the extension of entitlement to 2 year olds of parents who have experience of care was approved at the recent meeting of East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet.
With the eyes of the world currently focused on climate change, and with global solutions being discussed at COP26, East Ayrshire Council is looking closer to home, with the launch of its own climate change strategy, and is asking everyone who lives and works in the area to take a look, give their comments and have a say in how we can all work together to achieve net zero targets.
The HALO Urban Regeneration has announced PRA Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: PRAA), a global leader in the nonperforming loan industry, as the anchor tenant of Kilmarnock’s HALO Enterprise and Innovation Centre (HEIC), bringing career opportunities and a 15-year commitment to the town.
This Christmas, families in Kilmarnock will be able to track down 11 cute Christmas animals in AR thanks to Kilmarnock Business Association.
Provost Barry Douglas and Councillor Maureen McKay visited Kilmarnock couple Moira and Ronald McPherson recently to congratulate them on 60 years of marriage.