Town centre management

Kilmarnock and Cumnock town centres have a dedicated Town Centre Manager whose role is to organise and support a range of initiatives to boost town centre footfall with the aim of developing the the towns' economic potential. Each initiative is designed to target and attract new visitors whilst ensuring that regular shoppers and visitors can find something to tempt them back time and time again.

Our Town Centre Manager's role includes:

  • Organising and managing events to attract visitors
  • Organising a range of marketing activities to encourage people to support their local shops and businesses
  • Liaising with local traders primarily through the Town Centre Liaison Group and the Retail and Trade Association
  • Organising ad hoc projects which help support a clean, attractive and vibrant town centre

Events with music, entertainment, street theatre and markets add to the colour and vibrancy of the town centres and include global and farmer's markets children's entertainment and the annual Christmas lights switch on - all designed to help make Kilmarnock and Cumnock attractive shopping destinations.

Ad hoc projects include artworks which create interest and improve the town centre environment. These small scale projects such as the murals in Sandbed Street, Kilmarnock, the decoration of a container at Glaisnock Shopping Centre and the ceramic tiles in Kilmarnock Bus Station, are delivered in conjunction with local schools and community groups.

For information on permits and licences please contact Business Licensing

Retailer case studies

East Ayrshire has a wide range of retailers demonstrated by case studies that can be viewed on Invest East Ayrshire.

Contact Information

Town Centre Manager - Kilmarnock and Cumnock
The Johnnie Walker Bond
15 Strand Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 503237
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