Shaping North Ayrshire process
Encourage more small independent businesses to open, businesses like GRo coffee, The Niche and Small talk cafe bring people from all over Ayrshire. Big box stores are great but we should be trying to promote and support more local small businesses.
Reduce rates for small businesses.
Pleasant areas to sit and decent pavements are necessary. There must be support to enable shops to keep their fronts in good order and the owners of closed premises encouraged to tidy them up and given help to sell or rent.
In Kilwinning - lower rates, support pop-up shops to give people an chance to try a building aswell as making them easily fundable.
Small local business is what will help bring people to centres...