Newmilns Regeneration Association

ACTION

A guide to the first steps to be taken over the next 12 months. Newmilns Regeneration Association (NRA) will liaise with various organisations to progress the following themes and priorities.

Theme 2: Appearance and Environmental Improvements


PRIORITY 1

Derelict buildings
  • List all derelict buildings that require action
  • Agree on priorities – e.g. those in the High Street/Loudoun Road/Main Street
  • Work with East Ayrshire Council to put pressure on owners to improve buildings
  • Look at potential to take some buildings into community ownership if there is a use for them e.g. Co-op building

NRA will liaise with:

Community council, East Ayrshire Council, Private Landlords, Relevant voluntary groups, Loudoun Valley Trust


PRIORITY 2

Clean up of the community
  • Set up an “Environment Group” to take the lead with projects
  • Organise a Spring Clean of litter hot spots
  • Work with primary school to organise a “Keep Newmilns Clean” campaign
  • Work with shop owners to reduce packaging waste

NRA will liaise with:

Primary School, Businesses, Local residents, Keep Scotland Beautiful, East Ayrshire Council


PRIORITY 3

Gardens & flowers
  • Identify land that might be used to develop community garden or allotments
  • Commission a feasibility design study for community garden/allotment project
  • Develop floral enhancements for spring and summer – baskets, tubs, and wild flower areas

NRA will liaise with:

Community Council, Primary School, Local voluntary groups


PRIORITY 4

Recreation areas and paths
  • Liaise with East Ayrshire Council to ensure consistent maintenance of open space and recreation areas
  • Improve specific paths in the town e.g. Steps leading from High Street to King Street, paths from Loudoun public house down to Gilfoot
  • Put together a map of parks, recreation areas and paths –link with heritage sites as well (see Theme 3)

NRA will liaise with:

Community Council, East Ayrshire Council, Irvine Valley Regeneration Partnership, Local voluntary groups