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Share your views at the upcoming Make Largs Great events

Posted on 22 Jun 2022

Local residents are being invited to have their say on how their towns can be even better.

The communities of Largs alongside Saltcoats and Kilwinning are being asked to get involved and help shape the future of the town.

As part of a pilot project North Ayrshire Council have selected these three areas to identify priorities and projects to address local needs and ambitions.

It will help inform the preparation of a plan called a ‘Place Framework’ for each town which will help guide future decisions within the areas.

A project team, led by Austin-Smith:Lord with WAVEparticle consultants, have been appointed to work with local people to develop projects and ideas with a focus on delivery and future funding opportunities.

Residents, businesses and anyone with an interest in Largs are now being invited to series of upcoming public design and ideas workshops on:

  • Sat 25 June (10am – 2pm) taking place on-street around Largs town centre;
  • Tues 28 June (11am – 8pm) at Clark Memorial Church Hall Annexe

The Largs discussions will allow people to propose ideas and projects to make the town even better in the future.

Discussions have already been hosted Saltcoats and Kilwinning and the feedback is being used to build on the outcomes of the design charrettes held in the towns in recent years.

Janet Dunsmore, Regeneration Manager at North Ayrshire Council, said: “We are looking forward to working with our project team and local residents to develop a framework to enhance each of the towns.”

Councillor Scott Davidson, Cabinet Member for Place added: “Local communities know their towns better than anyone and their views will be invaluable as we develop new ideas and themes for Largs, Kilwinning and Saltcoats.

“We look forward to hearing the views and ideas of the residents, businesses and visitors of Largs so that we can improve the town not only for local people but for the popular location’s tourists too.”

Further details of the programme of events and workshops will be published in the coming days, alongside how to have your say and share your ideas online or in writing.

Further information is available on the website at: http://northayrshire.community/make-your-place-great

The pilot project is funded by the UK Government’s Community Renewal Fund.