Leven locals have their say on how to spend £25,000 - "Pimp my Prom"
Published: Friday 08 Dec 2017 by Fife Council
Leven locals are having their say on improvements to their promenade.
FIFE Council is calling on local people in the Levenmouth area to get involved in deciding how to spend £25,000 and improve Leven promenade.
The council is asking people from to look at nine options for improvements to the prom including cycle lane, improved lighting and garden space design. It’s hoped the improvements will help regenerate the area and encourage more people to enjoy the benefits of walking along the prom.
Fife Council’s Community Manager for Levenmouth Dave Paterson explained: “We’re funding this project to the tune of £25,000 and are really looking forward to that money making a difference to our promenade.
“The aim is to involve local people in deciding how public funding is spent in their area, and deciding which projects should receive funding by taking part in a voting process. A public voting day will take place on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in Kino Cinema from 3.00pm to 7.00pm and we want as many local people as possible to come along and get involved.
“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.”
The nine options for improvements are:
- Cycle lanes
- Garden design
- Improved signage, including information boards on Jack Vettriano and wildlife
- Skatepark improvement
- Improved play area
- Bandstand/music area
- Picnic benches and open shelters
- Outdoor classroom
Cllr Ken Caldwell, Convenor of Levenmouth Area Committee is encouraging as many local people as possible to get involved in making these important decisions. He added: “We want to see lots of people coming along to the event, get together, and vote on the nine proposals identified at a community consultation held on 27th September to decide how this money should be spent for the benefit of the community. Your vote is important for this to happen to improve our Leven Promenade.”
For more information on how to have your say on the “Pimp my Prom” project check out www.fifedirect.org.uk/levenmouth or call Alex Sutherland on 03451 555555 450690.
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 49 39 28 Contact David Paterson 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