KILWINNING residents are being invited to have their say on ways to improve their home town.

A North Ayrshire Council pilot project has selected Kilwinning, along with Saltcoats and Largs, as three locations where residents will be asked to help identify priorities and projects to address local needs and ambitions.

The views of members of the public will be used to help prepare a ‘Place Framework’ plan for each of the towns which will help guide future decisions within the areas.

A project team led by Austin-Smith, Lord with WAVEparticle consultants, has been appointed by the local authority to work with local people to develop projects and ideas with a focus on delivery and future funding opportunities.

Residents, business and anyone with an interest in making the towns better places to live and work will be invited to public design and ideas workshops later this month to propose ideas and projects to make each town even better in future.

The discussions in Saltcoats and Kilwinning will build on the outcomes of the design charrettes which have been held in the towns in recent years.

The public design workshops are as at Saltcoats Town Hall, Monday May 23 between 12 and 8pm, as well as at Erskine Hall, Kilwinning, Tuesday May 24 between 12pm and 8pm.

On these days members of the team will also be in and around each town to canvass the opinion of folk on-street.

Janet Dunsmore, regeneration manager at North Ayrshire Council, said: “We are looking forward to working with our project team and local residents to develop a framework to enhance each of the towns.

“Local communities know their towns better than anyone and their views will be invaluable as we develop new ideas and themes for Largs, Kilwinning and Saltcoats.”