Posted: Friday 4 May 2012
The work underway to regenerate the town of Irvine will provide a focal point for this year’s Irvine Bay Regeneration Company Annual Public Meeting – to be held on Thursday 7th June 2012 in the town’s Volunteer Rooms, 19 High Street.
And the event promises to break with tradition – with not one, but two meetings planned for the day to widen the opportunity to attend. One meeting will take place late morning at 11am, the other in the early evening at 6pm.
In addition, the regeneration company will be organising walking tours allowing interested parties to see some of the ongoing and planned work for themselves. Around six tours are expected to take place in the period between the two meetings.
The wider scope of regeneration projects taking place around the region – including the towns of Kilwinning, Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston – will also be updated at the meeting.
Patrick Wiggins, Chief Executive of Irvine Bay, said: “We have recently updated our business plan for the next five years, and this better reflects Irvine Bay’s fit with national and local strategies, outlines how we take advantage of opportunities arising from the award of Enterprise Area status, and is set within the context of a challenging economic environment.
“But the theme is very much that we are here for the long term, that the regeneration company continues to offer the flexibility to adapt to significant changes in economic and market conditions and to maximise the impact we have.
“Of course, the recent awarding of Enterprise Area status in Irvine is a major boost, and will help us to attract investment and jobs.
“We wanted as many people as possible to get the opportunity to hear about what’s going on, and so we decided this year to hold one event during the working day, and one in the evening.
“During the day there will also be walking tours around current Irvine developments and an opportunity to visit Trinity Church.”
A number of Irvine Bay education projects have been developed around the Trinity Church, and an exhibition of the young peoples’ work will be held at the church from 11am until 6pm on the 7th to allow APM guests – as part of the walking tour – as well as the general public access to the church to view the exhibition.
Those wishing to attend should register at www.registerforevent.co.uk/irvinebay2012 and will be required to confirm which event they will be attending. Once registered, attendees will have the opportunity to book onto one of the walking tours.