By listening, using our resources wisely, looking to the future and believing in our workforce we have been able to protect and sustain the vital services we provide for East Ayrshire whilst also reducing costs.
Our transformation is enabling us to become a smaller, modern, more flexible and financially sustainable Council.
We have developed strong relationships and partnerships with the communities we serve, building on local strengths and assets.
More of our services are now available online and our new customer service arrangements will improve how we respond to customer enquiries.
We have a flexible, approachable, caring, and empowered workforce and these qualities and behaviours are increasingly shaping how we behave as a Council.
We have reduced the number of workplaces, and are making more efficient use of property and office space, including opportunities to co-locate teams with our partners.
Over the last 10 years, the Council has invested over £500 million in our assets through our Capital Investment Programme.
This includes new housing and schools, fit for the 21st century, increased investment in roads and bridges, and environmental improvements.
Looking ahead, we will continue with this level of investment in key areas, with an early focus on our town centres through our Town Centre Regeneration Strategy, working with communities to help make our town centres more vibrant, enterprising and accessible.
Our commitment to the Ayrshire Growth Deal will also see significant investment in the local economy, driving inclusive growth, creating jobs and delivering long-term change across East Ayrshire.