Call to re­vive Ayr Re­nais­sance

Ayrshire Post - - Around Ayr -

The cam­paign group #A yr De­serves Bet­ter called for the res­ur­rec­tion of town trans­form­ers Ayr Re­nais­sance.

South Ayr­shire Coun­cil axed the agency it funded with­out warn­ing fol­low­ing the River­side Square coun­cil block de­ba­cle.

#Ayr De­serves Bet­ter is is made up of the Fort, Seafield and Wal­lace­town Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, Kyle and Car­rick Civic So­ci­ety, ar­chi­tect Pa­trick Lorimer and Lianne Hack­ett.

Pa­trick Lorimer said the coun­cil was “disin­gen­u­ous” to­wards the vol­un­teers on the group who had put in so much ef­fort.

He said: “The ac­tion of the coun­cil in dis­solv­ing the board and los­ing the tal­ent and ex­pe­ri­ence of the civic mem­bers is hard to fathom.

“We also dis­agree that Ayr Re­nais­sance should be­come an in­te­gral part of the coun­cil.

“We think that an arms- length body is best placed to act in the best in­ter­ests of the town, given the va­garies of the po­lit­i­cal elec­toral cy­cle.

“An arms- length body con­tin­ues its work with which­ever po­lit­i­cal ad­min­is­tra­tion is in power, ac­tion­ing the agreed goals and out­comes that are best for our town on Ayr.”

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