LARGS seafront and 'shabby' public loos are to be given a spruce up, the News can reveal.


Conservative councillor Tom Marshall recently took NAC chief executive Craig Hatton and senior officials on a tour of the local seafront to highlight the state of it.
Members of the public have also contacted the News to complain about poor state of the public toilets during the weekend of the Viking Festival.
Cllr Marshall said: "I have been concerned for a number of years about the shabby appearance of some parts of the seafront and have been campaigning to see investment.
"Senior officers of North Ayrshire Council, including the chief executive, accepted my invite to visit my ward and we walked along the seafront and examined some areas that require attention. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Cllr Tom MarshallCllr Tom Marshall
"I was able to receive assurances that that funds have been made available through the UK Government Covid grants via the Scottish Government to ensure that improvements take place."
The work will include repainting of all the lighting columns and metalwork on the prom, new benches, new litter bins and replacement of tourist signs.
There will also be a thorough cleaning of all the promenade surfaces and a total refurbishment of the car park toilet and upgrades to other public loos.
Some of the work is already under way and the toilets should be the last project to be tackled by next Easter. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Cllr Ian MurdochCllr Ian Murdoch
Independent councillor Ian Murdoch also spoke to Mr Hatton and council bosses during their visit to town and described it as a useful exercise
Mr Murdoch said: "They have agreed to improvements at the infrastructure of the car park which is good to see.
"It was a great insight for Craig to visit the town.
"The seafront car park and the public toilets have been issues that I have been campaigning for for a long time so I am glad to see that something is being done.
"I spent two hours with Craig and was joined by three senior officers, a director and two heads of service.
"They are looking at inward investment to increase tourism potential in general for 2022."

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Council chief executive Craig HattonCouncil chief executive Craig Hatton