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Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration

UPDATE  May 2019

The summer growing season is here as CLEAR's seasonal focus switches to gardening at the growing spaces, especially fruit and vegetables, and flowers and shrubs out and about.  The first lively Open Day of the year was held at Methil Community Garden and the new amphitheatre pressed into use for a talent contest.   New beehives-colonies have been established in both Buckhaven and Methil.    In Buckhaven, the Foreshore Improvement led by CLEAR has seen the recent installation of benches and picnic tables, trimtrail, planting of large trees and flowers to complement the path with assistance from Fife Council. Plenty of wildlfowers were also planted, and bulbs will be added in the autumn.  The Buckhaven shoreline looking across the Forth is magnificent but placemaking efforts by the community need to continue to capitalise on this asset.  Three community litterpicks were organised as part of Clean Up Scotland.

In addition to our regular volunteering sessions - two every day between Tuesday-Fridays every week, there are several more summer-looking events planned for May including Wildflower Walk,  Slate Painting etc alongside other actions focused around health including outdoor yoga, medicial herb, and making herb boxes sessions.  Workshop activity is curtailed until the renovation of the Sandwell Workshop - somewhat delayed- is completed hopefully in May.

Sadly, CLEAR is saying goodbye to several key staff as major projects end and restructuring and downsizing become inevitable.  We hope to keep the good work going at least until end March 2020 and something may turn up before then to allow us to carry on.   Meantime, anyone interested is welcome to join in any of the activities.  Donations of bikes, wood, paint, tools and plants and similar always welcome. Visit 36 College St (Tues-Fri), tel 01592-715021, email clearfife@aol.com or check our facebook or web pages.


CLEAR - finalist in the prestigious national SURF awards for community-led regeneration 2017

CLEAR - Gold Award for Buckhaven in Beautiful Fife 2018 (Silver Gilt 2012-2017)

RHS Its Your Neighbourhood 2018 Outstanding and Certificate of Distinction

Community Placemaking - a quick tour of some of CLEAR's work by Duncan Zuill

NEW - CLEAR April 2019 Community Newsletter out now

Green/Environmental Organisation of the Year 2017 - FVA Awards


Coming up at CLEAR...

  • Methil Gardening Session - 21 July 2019 [ more ]
  • Build Your Own Pallet Garden - 23 July 2019 [ more ]
  • Build Your Own Pallet Garden - 24 July 2019 [ more ]
  • Flower Arrangement Class  - 25 July 2019 [ more ]
  • Informal Open Day - 25 July 2019 [ more ]

Voluntering Opportunities

Outdoors Join in anytime (for a session or more) in a wide range of therapeutic outdoor tasks in the community gardens at Buckhaven and Methil or out and about in greenspaces around the town.

  • Morning session (Tues-Fri) 9.45-12.15
  • Afternoon session  (Tues-Fri) 13.15-15.15

Alternative activities arranged in bad weather. (NB Closed from 21st Dec to 6th Jan)

Indoors.  A range of volunteering opportunities (eg reception, admin, survey, media and information, crafts heritage and more).  Anytime Tuesdays to Fridays 9.45-16.00.

We also need people to work from home doing a little research, or other information work.

We're also interested in anyone able to take part in monthly Management Committee meetings - every third Tues of each month 6.30-8pm)     

CLEAR in action:

CLEAR Shop & Volunteer Hub

CLEAR Shop & Volunteer Hub

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 CLEAR Buckhaven - Registered charity SC043573 
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