CLEAR Buckhaven ~ CLEAR Fife
Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration
July 17 Update: The drought of April-May was replaced by the rains of June presenting a different challenge of finding enough wet-weather activities for our volunteers. In between, the summer planting was completed and harvesting has already commenced with berries, currants and veg now on sale in the Hub. The rains proved a dampener on turnout at our Bring It In/On (swapshop plus advice) event at the Beehive but another is planned for September.
The Grow With It programme, involving several partners offering growing and cooking skills, came to end with awards and celebration - we hope a new programme may be organised later. CLEAR itself was delighted to receive the Green/Environmental Award as part of Fife Voluntary Action's annual programme and also Volunteer of the Year, our third success in this latter category over the past decade!
Now summer is officially here, July sees a series of Art in the Park outdoor holiday activities in the greenspaces around Buckhaven, free and open to all. An Open Day is planned for the final Sunday in July. Biking Buckhaven continues with weekly events and the Heritage Group meet fortnightly, now in Bield Braehead Gardens where we will also be continuing the Community Cinema as film club. CLEAR has submitted extensive feedback to the draft plans emerging from Buckhaven Links! and, once finalised, hope to commence the major task of implementing recommendations.
As always, we're running regular weekly as well as special events throughout July and welcome anyone along to try them out. The Street Champions scheme is going well but some areas still need them -we provide cap, litterpicker and bag.
Community Placemaking - a quick tour of some of CLEAR's work by Duncan Zuill
NEW - CLEAR JULY 2017 E-Newsletter out now
NEW - Buckhaven Links! NEWSLETTERS 1, 2, 3, 4
CLEAR proposes some necessary amendments to its constitution (produced 2012) in order to fulfil SEPA registration requirements as well as other tidying up and updating. A Special General Meeting will be held on Tues 22nd August 18.30 at 36 College St (as part of the regular monthly meeting) to discuss and agree necessary changes. Copies here of current constitution and proposed amendments
Coming up at CLEAR...
July Open Day - 30 July 2017 [
Bike Repair Clinic - 07 August 2017 [
CLEAR AGM, Monthly Meeting & Community Planning - 22 August 2017 [
CLEAR Shop & Volunteer Hub