Bogus telephone Caller – District Wide

FROM – East Ayrshire Council:
Please see information below about a bogus telephone caller.

CLASSIFICATION: PUBLIC

Colleagues, we have been made aware of a male, calling a resident about Council Tax. He claimed to be from a Council Tax Review Board and stating that the resident was paying too much council tax and that he could get them a rebate and have it backdated.

The resident said that they would wait for a letter from the council. The male caller was quite persistent but the resident was wary that it was maybe a scam.  The resident was quite clear that they would speak to someone within the council and the male caller hung up the phone.

The resident then contacted the council and was advised that it was a scam call. They wished others to be alerted as they were concerned that some people may fall for this.

Please remind service users, family and friends that if the council would not telephone about a council tax / benefit issue and would write out in the first instance.

Kind regards,
Ian George
Resource Worker
Adult Protection Unit
East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Civic Centre (North)
John Dickie Street
Kilmarnock

T: 01563 576976
F: 01563 576966

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Give your views on the draft Ayrshire Equality Outcomes

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CLASSIFICATION: OFFICIAL

Dear Colleagues,

I would be grateful if you could send this through your networks

Come along and give us your views on the draft Ayrshire Equality Outcomes. 

We are keen to hear everyone’s views including individuals and groups as all views are equally important.

The Equality Outcomes have been developed to ensure that everyone in Ayrshire has the best possible life chances and experience equality of opportunity in all aspects of life.

North Ayrshire – Wednesday 21 September 2016, 9.30am-1.00pm in Saltcoats Town Hall, Countess Street, Saltcoats, KA21 5HP

South Ayrshire – Tuesday 27 September 2016, 1pm-4.30pm in County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR

East Ayrshire – Thursday 29 September 2016, 6.30pm -8.30pm in Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU

East Ayrshire – Wednesday 5 October 2016, 1pm-4.30pm in
St Kentigern’s Church Hall, Dunbar Drive, Kilmarnock, KA3 7PP.

You can access the survey online using this link;
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Equal4U

If any community groups would like someone to attend one of their meetings this can be arranged.  The cut-off date for this would be Friday 14 October.

If interested please contact Alyia Zaheed by Telephone;
01563 576244 or by email; alyia.zaheed@east-ayrshire.gov.uk

If you require any support at an event please let us know.

Regards
Alyia Zaheed, Corporate Officer (Equality and Diversity)
East Ayrshire Council
Council Headquarters
London Road
Kilmarnock KA3 7BU

‘Can’ art be a meanz of regeneration.

‘Can’ art be a meanz of regeneration.
 
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freshAyr Creative Charrette

Ayr Town Hall 20th Sep 6 – 8pm
An opportunity for people with creative interests in Drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film, performance, dance, theatre, music, written and spoken word, crafts – In fact anything from jam to conceptual art

freshAyr seeks to discover if there is a need for permanent space for creative people to earn a living and if there is, what facilities are required for creative people to be a meanz of regenerating the town centre as a creative marketplace. That ‘can’ be an asset to Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland and the growing International appetite for creative entrepreneurs.

The object of this charrette or period of focused work is to bringing creative people together to ensure many different creative disciplines are included in the freshAyr HAPPENING of contemporary interdisciplinary arts and crafts 7th – 28th November 2016 in the old Watt Bros Build at the bottom of Ayr High Street.