East Ayrshire Council

East Ayrshire Council chief executive and depute chief executive announce retirement

Two of East Ayrshire Council’s top management team, Fiona Lees and Alex McPhee, who have 85 years of public service between them, have announced their decisions to retire.

Published 26 August 2020

Homes for Scotland 2020 Awards: Development of the Year (small) shortlist

Homes for Scotland has unveiled the shortlisted candidates for its Development of the Year - small.

Published 20 August 2020

First phase of council homes handed over in Kilmarnock

Tenants have moved into new homes in Kilmarnock after the first phase of the New Farm Loch housing development was officially handed over to East Ayrshire Council.

Published 18 August 2020

East Ayrshire's future goes to consultation with LDP2

The future of planning in East Ayrshire has been thrown open to the public with the launch of the council’s Local Development Plan2 consultation this week.

Published 5 June 2020

East Ayrshire Council to raise council tax and rents

East Ayrshire Council has agreed its budget for 2020/21, agreeing a 4.84% rise in council tax and a 1.5% increase in council house rents.

Published 6 March 2020

High demand marks success of Kilmarnock town centre housing conversion project

The success of a residential conversion project in Kilmarnock could pave the way for future town centre regeneration projects after five newly-refurbished flats were rented within six days.

Published 13 February 2020

Cunninghame Housing Association completes 48 affordable new homes in Kilmarnock

Cunninghame Housing Association held an official opening ceremony last week to commemorate the completion of its new affordable housing development at Longpark in Kilmarnock.

Published 30 January 2020

East Ayrshire agrees to rehome child asylum seekers

Up to six unaccompanied child asylum seekers are to be brought to East Ayrshire as part of a resettlement deal.

Published 18 December 2019

What Works Community pilot: understanding and using data

James Cartwright explores what the What Works Community pilot teams at East Ayrshire Council, Southend Borough Council and Pembrokeshire County Council learned about the value of data practices at the project's first residential.

Published 12 December 2019

East Ayrshire Council wins two planning awards

Members of East Ayrshire Council’s Planning and Economic Development Service and Vibrant Communities teams were celebrating after two of their projects picked up top awards at the Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning annual ceremony.

Published 2 December 2019

East Ayrshire Council reveals plans for £175m investment in housing over next five years

East Ayrshire Council has approved a major investment of £175 million in housing and housing services over the next five years.

Published 22 November 2019

East Ayrshire Council honours former provost at new housing development

A new assisted living development at Andrew Nisbet Place, Hurlford, has been completed and is now welcoming new residents.

Published 7 November 2019

Residents move into new council homes in Patna

A new council housing development in Patna has officially welcomed its new residents.

Published 5 November 2019

Tenants move into new council homes in Kilmarnock

The site of the former Bellfield Primary School in Kilmarnock is once again thriving at the heart of the community with two phases of new council housing having been completed and tenants now moving into their new homes.

Published 30 October 2019

What Works Community pilot launched to help local authorities better address homelessness

East Ayrshire Council is to participate in a pilot initiative by the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) to address the urgent need for lasting reductions in homelessness at a local level.

Published 3 October 2019