THE under threat Citizens Advice Bureau in Largs received a new lease of life this week back in 2011.

We had reported how the voluntary service was considering axing the Largs C.A.B office as a result of council budget cuts.

However, following pressure from local politicians and a local petition, the bureau was saved and moved into a building in Boyd Street.

In other news, the chairperson of Largs Community Council spoke of her fears for vulnerable local pensioners as the lifeline Meals on Wheels project was came to an end.

Mrs Joan Rae slammed the move and told how the voluntary service - which had been run by the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service for years - was the stop.

The hot meals service was to be phased out over a two week period, with a firm instead being employed by North Ayrshire Council to deliver frozen meals.

The Largs to Cumbrae charity swim participants were all smiles for their big challenge to raise cash for Gillian’s Saltire Appeal. Organisers Les Ward and John Burleigh posed up for our cameraman with a clutch of brave swimmers.

Local MSP Kenneth Gibson was approached by an eminent professor concerned about the preservation of the Stevenson Institute in Largs.

North Ayrshire Council had purchased the derelict building in Lade Street with a view to adapting it for community use, such as a transforming it into a dementia hub or community centre, with the academic and Historic Scotland questioning whether demolition could lawfully take place.

Elsewhere the Rotary Club of Hunterston heard from speakers Kay Hall and Maggie Broadley from West Kilbride Community Initiative about their exciting plans for the Barony Centre.

The group decided to create the ‘Barony Centre’, by converting the dilapidated Barony Church into a modern vibrant craft hub.

A shocking bid to steal the new Fife memorial boat model in Fairlie was reported to police.

Residents said at a community council meeting that they were unhappy about the ‘unsatisfactory’ police response after being verbally threatened for attempting to ward off the would-be thieves. CCTV was later to be installed at the site.

Finally a dog show in Largs made for a colourful centre spread, with readers mad for the event at St Columba's Episcopal Church.