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South Ayrshire Council to invest over £2 million to fund new projects in every ward

This morning, South Ayrshire Council’s Leadership Panel approved the funding of projects which will make a difference to every ward in South Ayrshire.

The funding, which totals over £2 million, will be invested in playpark and outdoor fitness and leisure capital projects across South Ayrshire, and every ward will reap the benefits.

Troon will receive £270,000 to provide enhanced facilities for residents and communities, including the development of Portland Park; funding to develop plans for new water sports and wheeled sports facilities; and new equipment for the shore front play park.

Prestwick will receive £270,000 which will be invested in additional gym facilities.

Ayr North will benefit from £270,000 to make improvements to the outdoor adult gym equipment at Craigie; to improve Dalmilling golf clubhouse; and to invest in play equipment in a range of locations.

Ayr West’s £270, 000 will see improvements to the skate park and adjacent play area at Craigie; a review of the play equipment in Mill Street and consultation on the introduction of volleyball at Ayr beach.

Residents in Ayr East will get £200,000 of improvements and new facilities. These include improvements to the skate park and play park, and an improved Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) surface in Kincaidston. The MUGA surface at Glencairn Park will also be improved. Paths will be upgraded in Castlehill Woods, where a new outdoor gym will also be installed.

£200,000 will be invested in Kyle, creating a new adventure playground, and providing play equipment for a range of locations across the ward.

Maybole and North Carrick will receive £200,000 to create a community play park in Miller Park, Maybole and to invest in new play equipment in Dailly Road.

In Girvan and South Carrick, £200,000 will be invested in improving the shorefront play area in Girvan, and to improve the play area in Linden Avenue in Girvan.

Colmonell will get an upgrade to its football pitch, as well as improvements to the bowling green. A new track will be installed around the playing field in Ballantrae, and new walking trails will be developed in Dailly and Barr.

Councillor Peter Henderson, Leader of South Ayrshire Council, said: “I’m delighted that this investment of just under £2 million will significantly improve playparks and outdoor fitness and leisure facilities in every ward in South Ayrshire.

“This is a real boost to our communities and I’m pleased that decisions on allocating this funding were taken at a local level, with Elected Members from each ward bringing forward suggestions for their constituents.

“These facilities will help make South Ayrshire a better place to live, providing access to healthy activities which will help people across all our communities to grow

well, live well and age well.”


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