South Ayrshire Council

South Ayrshire agrees Council Tax increase as last local authority sets budget

South Ayrshire Council has become the last local authority in Scotland to agree its budget for the year ahead and the 21st to approve a three per cent rise in Council Tax.

Published 3 March 2017

Changes to Discretionary Housing Payments in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council is set to make changes to Discretionary Housing Payments (DHPs) awards in order to bring the council into line with other Scottish local authorities.

Published 2 March 2017

Council helps ensure Ayrshire private landlords know their obligations

Experts from South Ayrshire Council were on hand to guide more than 80 private landlords through a number of information workshops recently.

Published 19 January 2017

South Ayrshire homes set for major energy efficiency facelift

South Ayrshire Council is taking forward a programme of works designed to tackle fuel poverty by driving down the cost of annual bills for more than 300 homes.

Published 16 January 2017

New Gypsy/Traveller site set for Girvan

South Ayrshire Council has committed to investing in a replacement travelling persons site in Girvan following severe storm damage to the original site at Houdston late last year.

Published 12 December 2016

Hundreds of new affordable homes to be built in South Ayrshire by 2022

Ambitious targets to build a new generation of affordable homes to help meet existing needs have been agreed by South Ayrshire Council.

Published 5 December 2016

Views sought on future of South Ayrshire care homes

Families, staff, and the wider public are being given the chance to feedback on plans looking at South Ayrshire Council’s provision of residential care for older people.

Published 24 October 2016

Facelift for Ayr flats paves way for cheaper bills

A major facelift for more than 100 flats in central Ayr is set to drive down heating bills for tenants and residents.

Published 21 October 2016

Training scheme to help South Ayrshire private landlords

South Ayrshire Council has launched a training scheme to help educate private landlords on a number of key topics in the sector.

Published 25 July 2016

South Ayrshire Council completes largest affordable housing project to date

Residents from a newly completed housing development at Lochside in Ayr were proud to show off their new homes as part of celebrations to mark the finish of the £10 million project.

Published 7 July 2016

Accounts Commission praises progress at South Ayrshire Council

Major improvements have been made at South Ayrshire Council over the last two years since a critical audit voiced concerns about significant weaknesses in its management, the Accounts Commission has said.

Published 6 July 2016

South Ayrshire Council agrees £9.4m of savings in ‘most difficult budget’ ever

Councillors in South Ayrshire have agreed to make cuts to a number of non-essential services in order to balance the books in light of the “harsh finance settlement” from the Scottish Government.

Published 4 March 2016

South Ayrshire Council agrees £1.6m savings as budget gets ‘more difficult’

South Ayrshire Council has agreed a further £1.6 million budget savings for 2016/17-2018/19 after seeking community views on specific proposals earlier in the year.

Published 22 December 2015

Views sought on the future of housing in South Ayrshire

South Ayrshire Council is asking the public what they think about housing with a view to updating its Local Housing Strategy.

Published 24 November 2015

£6m South Ayrshire affordable homes project on schedule

Work on a £6 million affordable housing project in South Ayrshire is on target to finish in May 2016, the local authority has announced.

Published 29 September 2015