CLEAR Buckhaven ~ CLEAR Fife
Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration
Winter 17 Update (Dec 17):: A happy Christmas and a fruitful New Year to all!
It's been a busy couple of weeks into the festive season with events, crafts and jam-making in overdrive following the excellent sellout annual Christmas Brass Band concert (all proceeds to the Band). High quality wreaths, calendars, decorations and small gifts are available at the Hub. A Volunteers Xmas lunch is held on the 14th December. Outdoors, planting of fruit and native trees is well underway, only partially affected by weather and with many more remain to be completed by the end of March. We have caught up with the backlog of bike repairs and have some available for local residents (at nominal cost). Winter is also peak litter-picking so both individual and squad efforts continue around town. We are acquiring modest workshop premises in Sandwell Street as a base for certain practical activities so considerable work will be required to bring them up to scratch.
We organised a second educational visit to the north of Fife (Tayport,Stratheden, St Andrews) to gather ideas on what other groups and gardens are doing. More outings are planned in spring. Although CLEAR is ready and willing, there's been a further month's delay in getting started at the new Methil Growing Space. Further progress is evident in the Buckhaven Implementation Group (implementing the Community Action Plan), and TAPIL Paths Group which should both yield visible improvements over the coming months. CLEAR representatives were in Glasgow to attend the prestigious SURF national awards where we were a finalist in Best Practice in Community Regeneration. As ever, more volunteers, donations of bikes, plants or tools are warmly welcomed. A quarterly printed community newsletter will be widely circulated in January so send in any community news or notices.
CLEAR is a finalist for the prestigious national SURF awards for community-led regeneration
Community Placemaking - a quick tour of some of CLEAR's work by Duncan Zuill
NEW - CLEAR DECEMBER 2017/JAN 18 E-Newsletter out now
NEW - Buckhaven Links! NEWSLETTERS 1, 2, 3, 4
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Buckhaven Implementation Group (BIG) - 30 January 2018 [
CLEAR Shop & Volunteer Hub