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Let’s talk about a Plan for Kirkcaldy Area!

We know that Kirkcaldy has some great people and communities as well as great parks and a great coastline, but we also know that not everyone across the Kirkcaldy Area (Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Auchtertool) is doing as well as they could.

So we want to hear from you what you love about Kirkcaldy and the area you live in and what you think needs to be improved and how we can improve it.

Even if it’s something you might think is a bit trivial, we want to hear about your views – the more information and ideas we get from local people, the better.

We’ll use your views to help build a new plan for the area, with our first report in October to the Local Area Committee.

This consultation has now closed

How would you improve Bishop’s Court if you had the money?

Fife Council wants you to get involved in deciding how to improve Bishop’s Court, Kennoway.

There are three options being considered for Bishop’s Court – what matters most to you?

  • better parking spaces?
  • improving the shop fronts?
  • creating seating areas?

You can get involved by voting for your preferred option at the Bishop’s Court voting day taking place in Kennoway Library Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 2pm to 5pm. You can also vote online at www.fifedirect.org.uk/mybishopscourt (link to survey)

Funding for ‘My Bishop’s Court’ has come from Levenmouth Area Committee.

This approach is called ‘participatory budgeting’. The Fairer Fife Commission recommended it as a way of creating a Fairer Fife. It gets people involved and gives them a direct say in where public money can make a difference to their communities.

Find out more by contacting Alex Sutherland on 03451 555 555 ext 450690.

It’s your Bishop’s Court and your decision!

“Pimp my Prom” – How would you spend £25,000 to improve Leven Promenade?

Fife Council wants you to get involved in deciding how to spend £25,000 to improve Leven Promenade.

There are nine options for improvements including a cycle lane, improved lighting and garden space design. It’s hoped the investment will help regenerate the area and encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of walking along the prom.

Funding for “Pimp my Prom” has come from the council’s Levenmouth Area Committee.

You can get involved by voting for your favourite project at a “Pimp my Prom” voting day on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Kino Cinema from 3.00pm to 7.00pm.

The approach is called ‘participatory budgeting’ and was a recommendation from the Fairer Fife Commission as a way of creating a Fairer Fife, getting people involved and giving them a direct say in where public money can make a difference to their communities.

The nine options for improvements are:

  • Cycle lanes
  • Garden design
  • Accessibility
  • Improved signage, including information boards on Jack Vettriano and wildlife
  • Skatepark improvement including lighting
  • Improved play area
  • Bandstand/music area
  • Picnic benches and open shelters
  • Outdoor classroom

Vote online at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LevenmouthPMP or come along to the event on January 11.

Improving “oor bit” of Fife?

Local people have been coming up with ideas of what could be done to make our places and spaces – from Kingseat and Crossgates through to Cardenden and Benarty – even more attractive to live in, work in and visit. And working out how to spend a budget of £250,000 to make “oor bit” better.

Over 1,400 people have now voted on their favourite local projects – and the results are in!

The 14 winning projects are:

Ward 7 – KELTY

£30,000 for outdoor multi-gym equipment – We would like to have a Multi-Gym in Kelty – probably in the park at Bath Street. The installation of suitable equipment would help the whole population to stay fit and healthy.

BENARTY

£5,000 to light up War Memorial, install seat and flower vase -It would look nice to see the war memorial have solar lighting perhaps red poppies that light up to further enhance the site! Perhaps some flower urns around there for fresh flowers and perhaps a memorial bench for the elderly to sit and rest and reflect to await the village bus!

Ward 8 – CROSSGATES

£30,000 for a cycle route to Fordell Firs – Cycle Path running from Crossgates to Inverkeithing which would link up in passing with the cycle path to Duloch to Dunfermline

HILL OF BEATH

£25,000 for a skate park (Part funded) – There are two areas of green, one at the existing playpark and another at the community centre. Between them, the installation of a skate park is more than feasible which would give the kids somewhere decent to go.

COWDENBEATH

£10,000 to improve area at train station – The railway platforms in the train station are well maintained and tidy but the access routes are overgrown and unsightly. They give a poor impression of the town. Let’s get them improved for the benefit of residents and visitors alike.

LUMPHINNANS

£15,000 for pond upgrading – The area around Lumphinnans pond used to be an attractive walkway for families but it has now fallen into disrepair as has the jetty. If it was restored local nursery and primary school children could use it for nature walks and activities rather than having to be bussed to Lochore Meadows.

Ward 9 – LOCHGELLY

£10,000 for a Youth Club – Lochgelly needs a place for young people – We would like a youth club in a safe centre where we could meet friends and youth workers. There would be Wi-Fi and access to IT, music, cooking, toilets, parties, trips and to learn stuff. It would be good if it was on two nights a week please.

CARDENDEN

£25,000 for improvement to Wallsgreen Park entrance and lights in park – Improvements are being made to Wallsgreen Park but the entrance into the Park is uninspiring and presents difficulties with access. It is hoped to create a new entrance, which will enhance this amenity and to improve the lighting in the park.

COWDENBEATH

£10,000 for improvements to Public Park –signage and heritage displays – Where the old bandstand was we could create something which reflects the history of Cowdenbeath. For example, we could we put a replica of the old Fountain in and some notice boards reflecting stories of Cowdenbeath.

HILL OF BEATH

£25,000 to part fund MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) – We would like to have a Multi-Use Games Area in Hill of Beath. Many of the villages in Fife now have this facility and we feel that the young people in Hill of Beath deserve somewhere that they can play outdoors and which will encourage them to have a healthy lifestyle.

COWDENBEATH

£15,000 for The Line – clear up and displays – The line was where the pugs ran to take coal from the mines. It would be good if the area was tidied up along its length and if displays and notice boards were installed to tell stories of and celebrate the rich history of Cowdenbeath.

£5,000 for Gateways – install things to remind people of mining heritage – Why not install some kind of mining artefacts at the gateways to Cowdenbeath? This would help to remind folks of our heritage.

CROSSGATES

£25,000 to part fund MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) – We would like to have a Multi-Use Games Area in Crossgates – perhaps the area by the bowling green. Many of the villages in Fife now have this facility and we feel that the young people deserve somewhere that they can play outdoors and which will encourage them to have healthy lifestyles.

LUMPHINNANS

£20,000 for a Trim Trail – The trim trail at the new astro pitches was never finished and no exercise machines were installed. The installation of suitable equipment would help the whole population to stay fit and healthy.

Forward West Fife

How could you spend £60,000 in your local community?

Do you live in Kincardine, Saline & Steelend, Culross, Low Valleyfield, High Valleyfield, Newmills or Torryburn?
Fife Council wants you to get involved in deciding how to spend £60,000 to improve your local area.
The council, in partnership with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Forward West Fife Steering Group is looking for people to come up with ideas for projects that could help regenerate the area following the closure of Longannet Power Station.

Funding for “Forward West Fife” has come from the council and Scottish Government.
Now you can get involved in deciding how public money is spent in your area by coming up with ideas and then deciding which projects should receive funding by taking part in a voting process.
This approach is known as ‘participatory budgeting’ and was a recommendation from the Fairer Fife Commission as a way of creating a Fairer Fife, getting people involved and giving them a direct say in where public money can make a difference to their communities.

A community seminar held by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust last summer encouraged local people to come up with visions and solutions they would like to see for their area. People who took part identified three priorities; heritage and tourism, access to services and local economy which will now be the focus of the fund.

Interested in applying for a share of this funding? Check out the guidance for applicants and application form
Applications must be returned by Friday 17th February 2017. A Steering Group of community representatives will then review applications and identify those which will go forward to a Decision Day event on Saturday, March 4 in Kincardine.
Successful applicants will then be invited to pitch their project and local people will vote on who should receive the funding.

Support and advice from local development workers is available from Fife Council and Coalfields Regeneration Trust http://www.coalfields-regen.org.uk/coalfields-longannet-initiative/
Or call Joan Milne on 03451 555 555 Ext: 490136.