LOCALS can have their say on “exciting plans” for Saltcoats as North Ayrshire Council looks for ideas to revitalise the town.

Taking place on Wednesday, March 1 between 5.45pm and 8.30pm in Saltcoats Town Hall’s Harbour Suite, a public meeting will allow people to voice their opinions on projects proposed by Saltcoats residents and community groups.

Up for discussion are plans to activate vacant and under-used buildings in the centre and on the seafront; support more activities and a venue for young people; restore and reactivate the harbour and harbourmaster’s house and enhance Dockhead Street and Hamilton Street.

The proposals came from Place Framework events where locals could suggest ideas for the council to take forward.

Councillor Tony Gurney, cabinet member for economy and climate change, said: “We’ve had some amazing feedback and responses from the community, so a massive thanks to everyone who helped and took part.

“Local communities know their towns better than anyone and their views have been invaluable as we develop new ideas and themes.

“We look forward to our latest event and moving forward with some exciting plans for the town.”

The meeting will also highlight the Scottish Government’s Place-Based Investment Programme grant which encourages community-led regeneration of town centres.

The approved projects will make use of the funding allocated to the council.