Watersports center plan for Troon makes waves as money splashes the plan


Plans to introduce a new watersports center and community cafe in Troon are now progressing ‘at pace’, insist the people behind the proposals.

The group was bolstered by a cash injection of £35,000 from South Ayrshire Council.

The money is part of a larger program to connect local people and their physical “place”.

If the plans come to fruition, there is every chance that Troon will become the go-to destination for water activities such as kayaking, kite surfing, rowing, dinghy sailing, stand-up paddleboarding, surfing and windsurfing. sail.

Now, a non-profit charity, the Troon Water Sports Center (TWSC), wants to hear from the public via a community survey to get their thoughts on what the project should entail.

Ayrshire Live told in October 2020 how the organization planned to establish a main community center near Port Ranald Drive and a satellite unit near the South Beach car park.

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It is also understood that plans could include sheltered changing rooms and showers, an entertainment area, equipment and boat storage units and a safe slipway for launching and retrieving.

A spokesperson for the group said: “The new water sports center and community cafe project is progressing at a brisk pace.

“Working alongside South Ayrshire Council we have received more funding, identified a site and are producing our planning and rental applications.”

And in a direct appeal to residents, the spokesperson said: ‘Please help us show a high level of community support for this project by completing the community survey.’

The survey has 10 questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. It can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7LXWPQY

The TWSC spokesperson added, “If you are interested in being part of this project, please contact us.”

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