Call to revive Ayr Renaissance
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.”