Shaping North Ayrshire process
Open a new Mens Shed on the north coast. Largs needs such a venue to encourage mental health wellbeing among the elderly and active retired. They are a forgotten generation.
Encourage more groups to use community spaces such as the library. Expand opening hours. Book clubs. Writers groups. Art and Craft Classes. Children's Language Classes. Run those in conjunction with library services and staff with workers from Communities.
I would encourage companies that specialise in renewable energy to relocate to our area, this is our future and our coast is perfectly positioned to add value to this industry.
Town centre live / work arrangements ( housing, small workshops & retail in one unit)
Local shared working arrangements - weekly, daily desk rental - access to high speed fibre and tech
The i3 digital campus is a credit to NAC but they must ensure they must build.on this momentum to ensure it doesn't become the white elephant. relaxed planning may offer some incentive to diverse businesses with specific needs. Existing industrial estates need to be maintained to retain their appeal and their input to their needs should.be undertaken to ensure they are valued investor. NAC must also target poor business landlords who fail to maintain their properties , this should be mandatory to ensure a quality business and retail environment.
Radio City Association’s proposals in the community asset transfer of the B-Listed Knox Institute represent a sustainable model for the future of Kilbirnie town centre which could be replicated elsewhere, bringing together the third and voluntary sectors with both public and private sector to form a polycentric network, developing the place principle and bringing forward the concept of the 20-minute neighbourhood as part of the Place Principle. Evidence suggests that the benefits of heritage-led regeneration can be large when this is related to place which reinforces the qualities that make these heritage assets significant, and helps stimulate environmental, economic and community regeneration. This is true of the creation of “Indirect Value”, or the wider economic and social value created in an area through inward investment, it is one of the most easily observed impacts of successful regeneration. RCA’s Knox Institute proposal embraces the principles of active citizenship which have
economic expression. Placing people at the heart of everything, a place where individuals have an identity, a sense of belonging and valued roles and recognition to combat the ‘geography of discontent’ that is felt by so many who are often termed as “excluded” or “left-behind”. These communities can prosper to improve purposeful performance, wellbeing and quality of life. This is an active citizenship approach – it centres around the values and capacity within everyone to aspire for a better life with a genuine sense of meaning. Ingraining fundamental values of citizenship, integrity, equality, humanity, wellbeing and kindness to the economy would create a fairer economy. This is a deep commitment beyond business, enterprise and personal gain. It is a commitment that can deliver where traditional markets and systems fail.