'Serious concerns' over council audit report
Their damning criticism comes hot on the heels of last month's Audit Scotland Best Value report which pointed out failings in the council's leadership style, strategic direction and the fact they haven't had a corporate plan for the best part of 18 months.
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Fri Mar 07, 2014
Developer's Barrhill turbines appeal dismissed
The plans for Corwar Wind Farm were initially rejected by South Ayrshire Council's regulatory panel at a meeting in August 2013 and an appeal by developers Willowind Energy has been dismissed by the Scottish Government.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
South Ayrshire council administration survives no confidence vote
The SNP opposition group put forward the motion at a meeting of full council after a damning report by Audit Scotland into the council's leadership and strategy last month.
School staff and kitchens under threat
Battlelines have been drawn weeks after councillors in South Ayrshire announced a multi-million pound package of new schools and upgrades.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Councillors' supper raises aid cash
Pat McLellan from South Ayrshire Womens Aid receives the cheque for i 1 2450 from Councillors Sandra Goldie and Ann Galbraith raised at the annual Councillors Burns Supper 2014.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
South Ayrshire Cats Protection are seeking a loving home for Crumbs, a stunning dark tortoiseshell female - a camera doesn't do her justice.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
A 60m fund to cut fuel poverty
Thousands of homes could benefit from a 60 million fund aimed at cutting fuel poverty, housing minister Margaret Burgess said.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
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South Ayrshire Council accused of putting schoolkids' safety at risk
"Some of the options beggar belief, for example, closing school kitchens while the Scottish Government has made a commitment to give Primary 1, 2 and 3 pupils free school meals from January next year.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Five years for child sex predator
A man who admitted sexually abusing four young children over an 11-year period has been jailed for five years.
Parents getting involved in children's learning
Councillor Margaret Toner saw for herself the great work being carried out in relation to prevention and early intervention work by South Ayrshire Council s own Community Learning and Development team in Maybole.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Council fails over historic problems
A council has been severely criticised for not tackling major failings that were highlighted five years ago by Scotland's public spending watchdog.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Local people have little influence on regeneration plans, MSPs find
Following an inquiry by Holyrood's Local Government and Regeneration Committee, it was found those who live in the most deprived areas of the country find it difficult to consult on town regeneration plans.
Councillors agree a to wage increases
That's despite the damning report from Audit Scotland which is covered on page three of this week's paper which criticises the council's leadership style and accuses them of lacking strategic direction.
Plans for petrol station get go ahead
A South Ayrshire Councillor has been given the green light to more than double the off licence capacity in his business in Maybole.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Melodies and happy memories
Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia South Ayrshire Service is holding singing groups throughout this year for people with dementia and their carers.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Dgap-News: Pne Wind Ag receives approval for the Uk wind farm project Tralorg
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Conference aims to give every child best possible start in life
"We want to create opportunities across South Ayrshire where every child has the best possible start in life, regardless of their background or circumstances," that was the ambitious message delivered today at an Early Years conference at County Buildings in Ayr.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Council slated in audit report
Bungling South Ayrshire Council have been slammed by Audit Scotland in a report which goes right to the top of the organisation.
Polling stations set a to change in Carrick
Voters across Carrick will soon be heading to different places to cast their votes after South Ayrshire Council agreed to a change in arrangements.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Firefighters free man trapped in car in Dundonald this morning
Firefighters removed the roof of a car to free a man trapped after it left the road and collided with trees in South Ayrshire on Tuesday morning .