The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Thursday, 7 February 2013

South Ayrshire Council shows sign of things to come in Girvan

A sign recently erected at Girvan harbourside highlights that the regeneration of Girvan and South Carrick, through a partnership approach, is truly underway.

Last year people from across Girvan and South Carrick had the chance to put their views forward on the designs for the planned new £8 million multi-faceted leisure and community facility at Girvan Harbour.
[Celebrating the sign of things to come (left to right) South Ayrshire Councillors Alec Clark, Bill Grant, John McDowall, Alec Oattes and Andrew Sinclair, SCCL Chairman.]
Councillor Bill Grant, Economic Development, Tourism and Leisure Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: “The sign publicly declares the commitment of all the partners – South Ayrshire Council, South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) and the local community − to breathe new life into the area.

“This area will be regenerated by enhancing tourism and leisure opportunities, which will provide facilities for local people and encourage tourists to visit. We want people to come to Girvan and South Carrick and stay in the area, boosting the local economy and creating new employment opportunities.

“Partnership working is the way forward, together we will ensure that the future is bright for Girvan and South Carrick.”

The sign states “South Ayrshire Council, South Carrick Community Leisure (SCCL) and the local community are working together to regenerate the area, enhance tourism and leisure opportunities and boost the local economy.

“This includes our planned new harbourside £8million leisure and community facility with swimming pool and fitness suite, community arts and culture space, access to outdoor learning opportunities and quality catering.

“This will be complemented by other improvements throughout the area, ensuring a planned and co-ordinated approach to the regeneration of Girvan and South Carrick and creating a bright future for generations to come.”

Andrew Sinclair, SCCL Chairman said: “This is a project that the whole community is behind, sharing their views and ideas to help the partners formulate the new facilities.

“We will continue to work together to ensure that this project comes to fruition.”

South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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