A BID to completely close off Kilwinning main street to cars as taken a step closer with council chiefs now to looking into enforcing the plans.

Kilwinning Community Councillors voted earlier in the year to write to the town’s Locality Partnership to take action on cars illegally using the Main Street.

Updating members last week, chair Colin Hedley said: “One of the things the community council has been pushing for is closure of the town centre, Louise [Riddex

– NAC locality officer] has come along and a survey was done and that came out at 68 per cent of people who responded were in favour of the town centre being closed for a period of time.

“I understand Louise undertook some contact with the traders and they came up with a time of 10.30am to half 4.30pm it would be closed to traffic. That was voted on by the Locality Partnership and it was carried forward for Transport to have a look at reinforcing.

Secretary Jim Watson previously proposed they request that Main Street be closed to traffic after frequent complaints of illegal use.

He added: “I have been on this community council for 13 years and I am sick of hearing about the Main Street.”