The Ayrshire Post Says...
that it ever got to this stage is a scandal in itself.
the bid to regenerate ayr town centre is one we can all support. But not at the cost of a disastrous legacy for which future generations would pay the price. those in charge of south ayrshire Council cannot say they weren’t warned. From the moment their new office block plans were made public, objections were universal. But instead of pausing to reflect on a clear mistake made, those at the top pressed ahead.
Feedback from a public consultation exercise – once again damning in its criticism – was labelled “mixed” by the council’s spin machine.
Now, in the most embrassaing way possible, that spin machine has run out of hiding places.
More worrying for the people of ayr, though, is what happens next? this town’s regeneration has been a long- running saga in dire need of hope.
that hope appeared to be the ayr Renaissance masterplan which would revolutionise the High street’s bottom end. It cannot now be allowed to fester while highly paid council bosses lick their wounds. this is a mess of their own creation.
Now they must fix it – and quickly.