North Ayrshire residents are being invited to have their say on how their towns can be even better.

The communities of Saltcoats, Kilwinning and Largs have been asked to get involved and help shape the future of their town.

As part of a pilot project North Ayrshire Council have selected these three areas to identify priorities and projects to address local needs and ambitions.

It will help inform the preparation of a plan called a ‘Place Framework’ for each town which will help guide future decisions within the areas.

A project team, led by Austin-Smith: Lord with WAVEparticle consultants, have been appointed 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 each place will be invited to public design and ideas workshops in May 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 held in the towns in recent years.

The public design workshops are 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.”