Have your say on open space budget

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Would you like to have a say in how some of the money allocated to grounds maintenance in your area is spent?

Perhaps you’d like to see wild and native flowers introduced at selected areas? Or maybe you’d prefer to see more done to prevent roadside litter, or walking and cycling paths made more accessible?

Following a successful pilot with the open space grounds maintenance budget in the Three Towns last year, North Ayrshire Council has now rolled out the initiative to their five remaining localities, including Arran.

Councillor Louise McPhater, cabinet member for communities, said: ‘The pilot last year in the Three Towns proved to be really successful. We are delighted that the scheme is now being rolled out across the remaining localities and look forward to seeing the results of the vote later in the year.’

Earlier this year, drop-in sessions and an online survey gathered suggestions from residents across the localities as to how they’d like grounds maintenance funding to be allocated.

The top three suggestions will be implemented to each locality and voting is open until May 24. To vote on which of the suggestions you’d most like to see being funded in your area, fill out a feedback card at a library, community centre or council contact centre, or alternatively fill in the online survey atwww.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/yourenvironment

It’s your environment – you decide!