Ayr North - Thriving Places

The Council is currently working with the local community to prepare a Placemaking Plan for Ayr North. So far we have been holding detailed conversations with community groups to identify the key issues that face the community in the area, some of the early findings are below.

We are now seeking the views of the wider Ayr North community, this is your plan and its contents will shape your area in the years to come.

We are holding a series of events where you can come along and speak to our officers about your area.

  • Lochside Community Centre – 19th February 10am – 3pm
  • Ayr Academy – 14th March 10am – 12 noon

You can also provide us with your views online by visiting the place standard consultation portal.

Closing date: 18 March 2020

Please ensure “SAC-AyrNorth” is inserted in the Group ID box at the top of the form so that we can review your comments.

You can take as much or as little time as you have available, even if you can only fill out the scores for your area the information will be useful in preparing your plan, however if you can take advantage of the additional comments boxes we would be grateful so we can get as much detail as possible about what you feel should be happening in your area.

Findings so far

Highest priority

Streets and Spaces – Do buildings, streets and public spaces create an attractive place that is easy to get around?

“Appearance of buildings look tired”; “Flytipping is an issue”; “Underpasses feel unsafe”

Traffic and Parking – Do traffic and parking arrangements allow people to move around safely and meet the community’s needs?

“Inconsiderate parking”; “Speeding on Whitletts Road”

Care and Maintenance – Are buildings and spaces well cared for?

“Litter is an issue”; “Repairs to public properties and facilities take too long”

Influence and Sense of Control – Do I feel able to take part in decisions and help change things for the better?

“Lack of consultation with young people”; “regularly asked for views but lack of follow up on actions”

Play and Recreation – Can I access a range of space with opportunities for play and recreation?

“Play parks need improvement”; “access to sports facilities”

Social Interaction – Is there a range of spaces and opportunities to meet people?

“existing groups need more promotion”; “too many barriers to using existing facilities”

Natural Space – Can I regularly experience good – quality natural space?

“make more use of the river and woodland”; “could be better maintained”

Facilities and Amenities – Do facilities and amenities meet my needs?

“Lochside Community Centre an asset”; “no leisure facilities”

Work and Local Economy – Is there an active local economy and the opportunity to access good-quality work?

“lack of opportunities”; good training opportunities”

Identity and Belonging – Does this place have a positive identify and do I feel I belong?

“Good sense of community”; “stigma attached to Ayr North”

Feeling Safe – Do I feel safe here?

“Feel safe at home”; “street lighting and issue”

Moving Around – Can I easily walk and cycle around using good-quality routes?

“poor maintenance of paths and pavements”; “no separate cycle paths”

Housing and Community – Do the homes in my area support the needs of the community?

“good housing in some areas”; “security doors on shared closes an issues”

Public Transport – Does public transport meet my needs?

“lack of shelter and seats at bus stops”; “buses not frequent enough”