CONTROVERSIAL proposals to change ownership of Muirhead Activity Centre have today been rejected.

Community campaigners have hailed it a victory for the people. They had been trying to stop a proposed Community Asset Transfer of the building to Dundonald Gymnastics Club.

However following a sustained campaign, supported by the Troon Times, the South Ayrshire Council Leadership Panel on Tuesday rejected a recommendation from officers to accept the proposal. After much deliberation the panel decided to reject the proposal and keep the Muirhead Activity Centre open as a multifunctional sports and activities centre.
Members of the Muirhead Tenants and Residents Association (M.T.R.A.) ,users groups and interested parties attended the meeting to hear the centre would not be the subject of a CAT transfer as this single use group would not be able to accommodate the existing users. 

Muirhead Tenants and Residents Association (MTRA) hailed the decision.

Chairwoman Frances Carson said: "I would say common sense has prevailed. This is a victory for the people

"We were absolutely delighted with Councillor Philip Saxton, who spoke against the proposal at the meeting. Hopefully now the council have rejected it they would uphold the decision. 

"It's great news, we have been campaigning against this for months and we have have had great support from the Troon Times."