Kilbirnie Town Centre Management Initiative
Christine Johnstone – Chair
Elizabeth Johnstone – Secretary
Joan Perry - Treasurer & Events Organiser
2014 Christmas Festival Program announced. The Christmas Festival is on the Saturday 29 th of November. Santa will be in the Library from10am and Santa’s Parade leaves from the Library at 5pm. There are craft & various organisations with stalls in the Walker Hall, Radio City and The Community Centre and they will all be open to the public from 2pm. Pre Booking for Santa is again possible and people can collect a form from the Library.
The group was set up in September 2000 after meetings between the leading members of the local business community, Cllr John Bell and Anne Rae of North Ayrshire Council's Development and Promotions Team . The aim of the group is to work to promote Kilbirnie and to look at ways of improving the Town Centre both as a place to live and to do business.
The groups first target was to hold a Christmas evening which took place on 30th November 2000 where approximately 600 people gathered at the Town centre to celebrate the return of the annual Christmas Tree to Kilbirnie Cross. A successful nights trading followed and other successful events were held in 2001 and 2002. The group discussed environmental improvements to the town and working with the council provided improved planters and benches in the town centre. The group were also involved in securing the work for environmental improvements at Bridge Street and at the War Memorial.
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