Maybole action plan needs your support

Maybole High Street will be one of the areas of discussion at 'Talk Maybole'.
Maybole High Street will be one of the areas of discussion at 'Talk Maybole'.

The residents of Maybole are set to have an opportunity next month to have their say on how key areas of the town can be improved.

‘Talk Maybole’ has been launched by South Ayrshire Council and will be held at the Carrick Centre in the town between Wednesday March 4 and Saturday March 7.

The events will explore key ideas and suggestions for four key areas of the town which have been identified by Maybole Community Council and other local stakeholders.

The four areas identified are the high street, the castle and surrounding area, the town hall and surrounding area and the Greenside and rail station area.

Two venues will be used for Talk Maybole; namely the Crossraguel Room at the Carrick Centre and the Town Hall for a closing presentation on Saturday.

Wednesday will see a public design studio at the Carrick Centre open to everyone from 1pm-5.30pm with public spaces and building specialists available for one to one discussions. A public realm workshop will be held at 3pm before a launch including Maybole schools will take place between 6 and 7.30pm.

Day two on Thursday March 5 will see the public design studio open from 9am-7.30pm while tourism and street specialists will be available all day in addition to the public spaces and building specialists. A public service workshop will also be held on Thursday at 11am as will a street and movement workshop at 2pm and a business and tourism workshop at 6pm.

Friday again sees the design studio open from 9am-7.30pm with an economic specialist also available to talk to along with the specialists from the first two days.

The finale on Saturday sees the design studio open from 9am-12.30pm and specialists available for one to one discussions before a public closing presentation at the Town Hall at 4.30pm.

Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development said: “This is a superb opportunity for residents of the town to have a direct say on how the existing buildings and spaces in Maybole town centre can be reconsidered.

“The study team will use your ideas to develop new ways for the town centre to evolve – and a plan based on what people say will emerge over the four days of live testing – so your involvement is vital!

“This is an exciting open forum for discussion, ideas and suggestions and I’d encourage all residents to take part.

“Look out for the banners or posters, feel free to drop in on the conversations between 4 and 7 March and let’s Talk Maybole!”

The action plan agreed will build on ongoing work.