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Join us for “Celebrating Diversity” Wednesday 30 October at 18.30 Black History Month is celebrated every October in Scotland. It is both a celebration of black history and culture but also an important month to highlight the racism experienced by many black people across the…
Most women agree that having periods is a pain. They bring with them many unpleasant side effects and can interfere with the most organised of lives. Most would agree that at the very least, periods are an inconvenient and unwelcome interruption every month. But for some…

Newmilns ECC gears up to new extra hours

Published: 15 October 2019
Pre-schoolers in Newmilns are enjoying even more hours of fun together thanks to a brand new extension, refurbishment and landscaping project at Newmilns Early Childhood Centre. With more room indoors and much more scope for outdoor learning and play outdoors, the centre is now all…

Sheila strikes Gold at the Galleon

Published: 09 October 2019
Sheila Tidy was celebrating this week as she kicked off a new “me time” and fitness regime thanks to Kilmarnock’s Galleon Centre. The 51 year old busy mum of 6 is looking forward to enjoying some well deserved leisure time after scooping a free Gold…

Schools’ Litter Initiative gets underway

Published: 09 October 2019
How long does it take for an apple core to biodegrade? Can polystyrene be recycled?  These were just a couple of examples of the questions put to pupils at Galston Primary School this week as the East Ayrshire Litter in Schools initiative was officially launched.…

East Ayrshire Challenges Poverty

Published: 08 October 2019
Community Planning Partners in East Ayrshire have signed a pledge to tackle poverty in our communities in support of Challenge Poverty Week which runs from 7-11 October. East Ayrshire Chief Executive Fiona Lees,  Council Leader, Douglas Reid, Councillor Claire Maitland, Cabinet Member for Equalities, Inclusion…
Ayrshire Roads Alliance will be resurfacing Hurlford Road and Holmquarry Road, Kilmarnock, starting on Saturday 12 October. Starting at Hurlford Road, the roads will be closed in three phases to minimise disruption and allow as much access to traffic as possible. Phase 1 will be…
With the building taking shape and internal work well underway, an official topping out ceremony was held at the site of the new Bellsbank Primary and Early Childhood Centre. As part of the proceedings, Councillor Douglas Reid, Leader of the Council, with primary pupils from…
East Ayrshire is one of three local authorities, from across the UK, to enter into a Community of Practice pilot with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI). The eight-month partnership, enabled by the CHI, will create strong working practices between East Ayrshire Council, Pembrokeshire Council…
Following a pioneering investigation undertaken in conjunction with Trading Standards Scotland, East Ayrshire Council’s Trading Standards Service has issued a four figure financial penalty to a prolific ticket reseller located in the West of Scotland. This was the first such fine to be issued in…
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