South Ayrshire Council

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South Ayrshire Council has all but ruled out following the lead of another local authority to use tower blocks designated for demolition as temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. North Lanarkshire Council announced last week it would temporarily reinstate two of the tower blocks it had moot

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a public consultation on its short term licencing scheme.  On January 19 this year, the Scottish Government passed the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (Licensing of Short-term Lets) Order 2022. The council is now currently  in the process of prepari

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A bid to revisit the demolition of high rise flats in Ayr has been resoundingly beaten at the latest meeting of South Ayrshire Council. In 2019, councillors took the unanimous decision to demolish three multi-storey blocks at Riverside Place and build a new development on the site.

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The discovery of asbestos in Ayr's High Flats is set to ensure the demolition of the three blocks located at Riverside Place. Pre-demolition work has begun on the first of the three blocks, with an asbestos survey completed last week.

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South Ayrshire Council has agreed a budget that it said protects frontline services and invests in vital areas such as social care and education. The council has utilised £3.1 million from uncommitted reserves to ensure frontline services are protected and can continue to operate for residents

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New figures obtained by The Salvation Army have revealed a drop in the number of people experiencing homelessness in South Ayrshire. The figures, which were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, indicate that in 2018/2019 there were 1008 residents in temporary accommodation in South

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Local people will be asked to help shape future spending plans at South Ayrshire Council after its Leadership Panel agreed to a medium-term plan to ensure the continued financial sustainability of the local authority. The council said significant financial challenges such as the continuing

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Four homes caught up in an explosion in South Ayrshire this week are likely to be demolished and 35 others remain cordoned off, the council has revealed. A family of four remains in hospital after the blast in the Kincaidston area of Ayr on Monday, the cause of which is still being investigated. A c

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South Ayrshire Council has praised the level of community support that has emerged after a house explosion in Kincaidston on Monday. A family of four remains in hospital after the blast, which destroyed one house in Gorse Park and caused severe damage to several others.

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South Ayrshire Council has launched a new lettings agency to ensure everyone can access better housing. Through its 'Your Choice' social lettings agency, the council's focus is to help those on low incomes or people who have experienced homelessness. This fits in with its wider programme to reduce a

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