The Maybole Town Centre Charrette, The Study Areas
"Let's talk Maybole Town Centre!"
That's exactly what residents of Maybole are being asked to do early in March, by taking part in an innovative and exciting study launched by South Ayrshire Council.
Running between Wednesday 4 - Saturday 7 March 2015, at the Carrick Centre, Maybole, Talk Maybole will explore ideas and suggestions for four key areas in the town, in a 'dynamic studio' – which aims to put your thoughts into action – there and then.
So, if you're a resident of the town and buzzing with bright ideas to boost business, have a great suggestion for green spaces, a passion for public buildings, thoughts on tourism or transport, or if you simply want to comment on how the town centre could be a better place for everyone, then Talk Maybole is ideal for you.
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!"
Four key areas have been identified jointly with Maybole Community Council and other local stakeholders. These are:
- High Street
- The Castle and surrounding area
- Town Hall and surrounding area and
- Greenside and rail station.
A number of themed workshops will take place during Talk Maybole, looking at areas such as business, tourism, public services and public spaces. Artist-led workshops with local schools will also look at how young people use Maybole's buildings and spaces.
The full programme and a map of the area are available to view at: www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/talkmaybole.
Councillor Grant concluded: "The action plan will build on work we've already undertaken with the community council and local people, to shape the decisions needed to support Maybole town centre.
"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!"