Residents in Stevenston are being urged to have their say on regeneration plans for the town.

North Ayrshire Council has received £1.4million through the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund.

Stevenston has been selected to receive a significant proportion of the funding and part of this will be used for streetscape improvements in the town centre.

Initial scoping work and consultation have identified the Mill Dam Route and New Street as areas of focus.

The council has identified a number of main aims for the improvements:

• improve the aesthetic appearance of Stevenston town centre

• improve the streetscape by enhancing access and movement by widening footpaths, improving crossing points and formalising parking spaces

• celebrate the town heritage by refreshing the information boards

• re-establish the Holm Green amenity space adjacent to the Mill Dam route

The council is seeking to engage the community to play an active role in the project and a drop-in event is to be held later this week to allow locals residents, businesses and visitors to view and provide feedback on the draft plans.

Residents can view and comment on the plans on Friday, November 29,

at Stevenston Library, 1 Main Street, Stevenston, anytime between 11am and 6pm.

The Town Centre Fund 2019-2020 is a national fund to enable local authorities to stimulate and support place-based economic investments which encourage town centres to diversify and flourish, creating footfall through local improvements and partnerships.

North Ayrshire Council’s approach to implementing the Town Centre Fund was agreed at Cabinet in May 2019.