BUSINESS owners in Largs are being invited to a meeting to discuss key issues highlighted from a recent town survey.

The event has been set up by the local resident who organised a public meeting in the town in March this year following a spate of shop closures.

Hundreds of business owners and residents shared their often passionate views on the town centre's future at the public meeting.

Issues raised at the event included high business rates, the need for more signage for shops outwith the main thoroughfare, accessibility of grant funding, and better support for businesses from locals.

The business survey meeting will take place on Wednesday, July 17, from 7-9pm at the Vikingar centre on Greenock Road.

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Heather Meldrum has organised a business survey meeting following a collaboration with a consultancy firm to survey local businesses in Largs. 

The aim of the survey was to identify issues and guide future initiatives after the closure concern was raised by shop owners and members of the community.

In May, a breakfast meeting for all businesses in Largs was set up with officials from North Ayrshire Council's business development team.

It provided an opportunity to discuss private issues on a one-to-one basis and ask questions or seek advice about support on offer, funding available and grants.

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Heather said: "The meeting at Vikingar will be an opportunity to review the survey, address any questions, and engage in an open and honest discussion about our next steps.

"The meeting is open to all; business ownership is not a prerequisite for attendance. We appreciate and value the opinions and ideas from the entire community.

"I extend my gratitude to all the businesses that participated in the survey and for their supportive feedback."