Ayr trade association says town is ‘literally collapsing’ after signage scare outside store
A city trade association claimed Ayr was “literally falling apart” after the store’s signage collapsed over the weekend.
The Fish Cross Traders Association reacted after signage at the front of Home Plus collapsed on the High Street.
And a councilor has slammed council leaders for their lack of ‘civic pride’ after another building concern hit the main thoroughfare.
The entire storefront of the former Mothercare store crashed to the ground on Saturday evening just before 11pm.
Police intervened and recorded the scene at 149-153 High Street, but confirmed on Sunday afternoon that they were no longer involved.
Adam Short, who heads the Fish Cross Traders Association, which is made up of Tsukure Hub and zero-waste store, Wasted, told Ayrshire Live: “If one image could ever sum up Ayr, it would be this.
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“The city is literally falling apart.”
Tory Councilor Derek McCabe said the building’s owner should ensure it is safe.
The Ayr West adviser said: ‘I believe this building is privately owned, but whoever owns it, there should be a responsibility on the part of the owner to maintain the building, particularly from a health and safety.
“That sums up the current administration in that it doesn’t seem to have civic pride and has shown over the past five years no real ambition to heed it.
“Their plan for a new recreation center as a miracle cure for the city is pure fantasy.
“While we see that so many little things can be done, one of them being to instill pride in our center, this includes the buildings themselves in that they are kept in good condition and safe.”
South Ayrshire Council has been contacted for comment.
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