MORE of the ambitious plans to transform South Beach Promenade have been revealed by the team behind the project.

Last week the Herald revealed the group, the Ardrossan Community Trust, had been given £250,000 from the National Lottery’s Communities Fund to start its transformation of the promenade at South Beach.

The first part of the project is to install a playpark running the entire length of the promenade, from the piece of ground across from St Peter’s Church to the existing playpark on the beach front.

The Trust has also designed 100 bespoke deckchairs which can be used by visitors to the beach and these could be used to host movie screening nights at the promenade.

And they also plan to open a coffee shop with outside seating next to the public toilets too as part of the bid to transform South Beach promenade.

This week the group revealed more plans to share their ideas for the multi-sensory, interactive playpark.

They will be inviting residents and members of the public to go down to South Beach next month when they will outline the design of the playpark with chalk to show people how it will look.

And they will give people a chance to see the designs for the various play equipment that will be included in the new park.

Chairperson of the Trust, Scott Mould was hoping people would come forward and join the group before its AGM at the end of the month.

“We are looking for people to join us and we will have a project manager to oversee this as we are volunteers who work during the day.

“If anyone wants to get involved then they can contact us via our website and become a member before June 20.”

Dr Amanda Simpson who is a Director of the Trust explained the main drive behind the South Beach project.

“We are driven by the community and after talking to them, we realised that there was a need for more play equipment along South Beach,” said Amanda.

“Now, we have the money from the Lottery to start it and we want people to sign up and join us as a volunteer to get on with the work.

“It’s exciting for us all and we want to create a truly interactive play park for families to enjoy when the come to the South Beach.”

The Trust is hosting its AGM on June 30 and is looking for residents to get involved as volunteers with the South Beach project before its meeting, anyone who has an interest in helping out should get in touch via the group’s website.

To sign up to join the Trust before the AGM visit the website at