Placemaking in South Ayrshire
Where we spend our time has a significant effect on our lives and well-being. How we define where we live, the pride we take in our surroundings and our sense of community is at the heart of what makes a 'place' work for us. By improving the quality of our places, and the opportunities within these, we can help to tackle inequalities.
It's important for us to understand both the existing, and potential, strengths of our places. This can help us to make good decisions and allow us to target resources where they are needed most.
We have committed to working with communities to improve 'placemaking' across South Ayrshire. Through our Thriving Places project, we aim to support our communities to identify local issues and develop plans to address these, ensuring our places are something we can all be proud of.
Together with our communities, we are developing new plans that will highlight key issues and identify the actions that need to happen to address these.
In order for this new approach to placemaking to be successful, it's essential that our local communities are at the heart of the preparation of the plans. Placemaking is for everyone with an interest in a local area, and will be delivered by the community, council and partner organisations.
We have piloted this new approach in Ayr North and Girvan. Community Conversations were held in 2019 and 2020 to confirm the community's priorities in these areas. These conversations have informed a Place Plan for each location that highlight local priorities and actions for change. The final place plans, can be found at the links below.
Following on from our pilot areas we are now in the process of delivering Place Plans across South Ayrshires Communities.
In late 2021 and early 2022, Place Standard conversations were held across South Ayrshire helping to identify the priorities in each of our places. This is now being followed by a further round of community conversations that seeks to build on these priorities and identify actions that will form the basis of the individual Place Plans. These discussions are taking place in Summer and early Autumn 2022 in advance of finalised plans being published by the end of 2022.
Plans are currently being developed for the following locations:
Annbank; Ballantrae and Lendalfoot; Barr; Barrhill; Colmonell; Coylton; Craigie Village; Dundonald; Heathfield and Northfield; Loans; Monkton; Mossblown; Pinwherry and Pinmore; Prestwick; Symington and Tarbolton
For information on how you can get involved please visitPlace Planning (communitychoices.scot)before 30th September where you can view the outcomes from the last round of engagement and provide views on the actions that might improve your place.
There are also still opportunities to provide feedback in person within some of the areas with events happening at:
Mossblown - 29th August 1-3pm and 5-7pm at Mossblown Activity Centre
Monkton - 29th August 6.30-8.30pm at Pioneer Hall; and 1st September 12-2pm at Carvick Webster Hall
Symington - 28th August 2-4pm at Shaw Park and 20th September 7-9pm at Symington Community Hall
Dundonald - 31st August 2.30-4pm and 4.30-7pm at Montgomerie Hall
Heathfield, Northfield and Prestwick - 1st September 3.30-5.30pm and 6.00-8.00pm at 65 Club, Main Street, Prestwick.
Loans - 30th August 2-4pm and 6-8pm at Loans Village Hall
Pinwherry and Pinmore - 1st September 6.30pm to 9pm at Pinwherry Village Hall.