Kennoway locals have their say on 'My Bishop's Court'

Archived news: published on Monday 04 Jun 2018 by Fife Council

Cllr Ken Caldwell

Cllr Ken Caldwell

FIFE Council is calling on local people in Kennoway to get involved in deciding where to spend money improving Bishop’s Court.

 

Kennoway residents can choose between three options:

  1. redesign parking and create new spaces around Bishop’s Court,
  2. improve appearance of housing and shop fronts, and
  3. create more outdoor seating.

 

Robert Graham, team manager for Community Development explained: “We’ve set aside some budget and resources and are hoping to improve the Bishop’s Court area for all to enjoy.

“The purpose is to let local residents decide how public funding should be spent in Bishop’s Court, and vote for one of the three priorities to receive funding. The voting day will take place in Kennoway Library Wednesday 13th June 2018 from 2pm to 5pm and it would be great to see as many Kennoway residents as possible taking part and having their say.”

 

This approach, known as ‘participatory budgeting’ or PB was a recommendation from the Fairer Fife Commission as a way of creating a Fairer Fife. PB gets people involved and gives them a direct say in where public money can make a difference to their community.

 

Cllr Ken Caldwell, convenor of Levenmouth Area Committee is encouraging as many local residents as possible to take part in this PB event and said: “We want to see lots of people coming along on 13thJune to Kennoway Library and voting for their preferred priority for Bishop’s Court.

“A stakeholder’s meeting took place in Sandy Brae Community Centre on the 30thApril at which a group of local representatives including young people, identified three priorities which they would like to see dealt with.

“This vote is important because it belongs to the people of Kennoway to say what they would like to see improved in Bishop’s Court”.

 

For more information on how to have your say on the ‘My Bishop’s Court’ project check out www.fifedirect.org.uk/letstalk or call Alex Sutherland on 03451 555555 450690. The online survey is available to complete at www.fifedirect.org.uk/mybishopscourt

Dominique Robertson, Policy Officer 
Tel: 01592 58 3270 Fax: 01592 58 3527 Contact Dominique Robertson online
By Post: Buckhaven Burgh Chambers 1 College Street Buckhaven Leven Fife KY8 1AB

Alex Sutherland, Community Education Worker 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 45 06 90 Contact Alex Sutherland online
By Post: Buckhaven Burgh Chambers 1 College Street Buckhaven Leven Fife KY8 1AB

Ken Caldwell, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 47 45 Contact Ken Caldwell online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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