Community Initiative Ltd
West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd (W.K.C.I.L)
is a community business established in 1998. A registered charity, it
is managed by a volunteer board of Directors.
Aims & Objectives
Enhancement of the Built Environment
The W.K. Initiative Centre displays a range of local craft and quality
giftware in addition to providing information on activities on offer locally
and throughout Ayrshire.
W.K. Initiative Centre
86 Main Street
In addition to the Craft Town Scotland, W.K.C.I.L. is also the parent
organisation for other community projects.
West Kilbride Public Hall is one of the most widely used in North Ayrshire
acting as a venue for a wide range of activities. Musical/Dramatic performances,
dance classes, youth group activities and private functions are among
the events that regularly take place. A committee of dedicated volunteers
from the local community manages the Public Hall.
The Green Centre was established in a disused quarry purchased by the
community and is managed by the Environmental Group. Boasting an award
winning wormery, the centre also has a large greenhouse and composting
area. Bedding plants are brought-on here before planting out in the various
gardens, troughs and hanging baskets that festoon the town in the spring
and summer months; West Kilbride has been a finalist in the ‘Scotland
in Bloom” competition on six occasions. Working closely with the
local primary school staff and children on environmental projects, the
members of the committee were delighted when the children were presented
with an award specially commissioned by the competition judges in 2005.
Originally devised as a one-off event, The Scarecrow Festival proved so
successful that it is now an annual event. Community groups are involved
in the creation of an army of scarecrows that take over the town at the
end of July. The festival culminates in a Scarecrow Parade through West
Kilbride, a treat for children - of all ages!