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Ayrshire councils join forces to boost region’s economy

Plans to create a new partnership to boost the Ayrshire economy are moving forward following decisions by East, North and South Ayrshire Councils.

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Previous decision days have been well attended

More cash for community choices funds in Carrick

Over 140,000 has been granted to groups in Carrick to increase the numbers of people involved in making decisions about investment in their local areas.

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More than 200 people took part in the last South Carrick Decision Day.

Decision day for community group funding

People in Girvan and the surrounding villages are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites.

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Council agree objectives for next five years

Council agree objectives for next five years

South Ayrshire Councillors have agreed the strategic objectives that will be used to create a new council plan over the next five years.

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WASPI members at the Scottish Parliament.

WASPI group take case to Holyrood

Ayrshire WASPI group attended a cross-party group meeting held in Holyrood on Thursday 28th of September.

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Previous decision days have been well attended

Show support for groups

People in Ayr North and the surrounding villages are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest Ayr North decision day will be held on Saturday 7 October at the new Ayr Academy.

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Non-domestic rates for landowners with shooting rights

Non-domestic rates for landowners with shooting rights

Valuation notices have been issued to more than 800 proprietors, tenants and occupiers across Ayrshire as new legislation reintroduces non-domestic rates for those with shooting rights and deer forests.

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Council to sell off surplus land and buildings

Council to sell off surplus land and buildings

Land and buildings assessed as surplus to requirements by South Ayrshire Council are to be sold in order to reduce the cost burden on the local authority.

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The event takes place on Saturday 30 September

Show your support at North Carrick decision day

People in Maybole and the surrounding area are being encouraged to show their support for local community groups by voting on their favourites. The latest North Carrick decision day will be held on Saturday 30 September at Maybole Town Hall.

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Football was just one of the many activities on offer as part of the summer programme.

Free lunches for kids’ holiday sports continues in October break

A project which saw hundreds of youngsters take part in sports activities with lunches provided is to be extended in the October break.

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The scouts make their pitch at the last North Carrick Decides event.

Deadline for North Carrick funding

The closing date for the next round of applications to “North Carrick Decides” is this Friday, September 8. Groups with projects that require support up to £2,000 have been invited to apply to this round.

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The opening of Bill Grant MP's new constituency office.

New office for Carrick MP

Bill Grant MP didn’t need a spin doctor at the opening of his new constituency office at 6 Alloway Place in Ayr. For it was legendary medic Dr John McClure MBE who did the honours.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Bill Grant MP, Tricia Bey, and Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP at Barwheys Dairy, near Maybole.

Scottish secretary visits Carrick

Hand-crafted cheese and whisky were on offer to Bill Grant MP and Secretary of State for Scotland David Mundell last week on a visit to Carrick.

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In Girvan, the Councils catering staff provided 2,500 healthy packed lunches to children and young people taking part in activities organised by the Glendoune Community Association and Girvan Youth Trust.

Lunch pilot fuels summer activities

Hundreds of children in Girvan have benefitted from more than 7,000 healthy lunches served up at activities taking place during the summer break.

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Bill Grant MP.

New MP gearing up for Ayrshire tour

New Carrick Conservative MP Bill Grant is about to go on tour - across the length and breadth of his Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock constituency.

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The WASPI group with Bill Grant MP.

MP decides not to sign WASPI pledge

Bill Grant Conservative MP for Ayr, Carrick & Cumnock met with WASPI women from his constituency who were born in the 1950s.

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HMS Iron Duke will take part in the exercise.

International military training operation targets west coast

The coasts of Ayrshire and Galloway will see increased military activity over the next eight days as a major training exercise takes place.

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Council pledges to help communities

Council pledges to help communities

Councillors have pledged a commitment to work with South Ayrshire communities in a bid to help transform lives during a visit to Girvan.

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20mph plan for Carrick villages

All villages in Carrick could have 20mph speed limits introduced under a plan being considered by councillors.

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