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Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration

UPDATE  February 2019

CLEAR does much more than plant trees and manage community gardens.  There is a fair amount of indoor activities to match some of the outdoors emphasis.   The Community Workshop at Sandwell St is open every Wed and Thurs and often other afternoons open to anyone interested in woodwork or bikes (redevelopment work to improve it should commence soon).  At the Hub, the Heritage Circle, exploring the history of the town, meets fortnightly (next on Mon 11th) from 2-4 - it's working on interpretation panels for the shore area but also compiling more personal histories. Professional-led Flower Arranging Classes resume on Thurs 28th Feb from 6.30 and likely to be oversubscribed.  Two new groups are also starting out - A Scots Language group to explore the mithir tongue holds its first meeting on Monday 18th Feb.  A Pizza & Voice debating and discussion group on Fri 22nd. All these are held at 36 College St  At both Buckhaven and Methil community gardens most days from Tues-Fri, volunteers with skills and interest get involved in a range of indoor tasks including potting up plants, artwork, signmaking and much more.   Then there is the chance to do some admin, media or research volunteering indoors.  If you have some spare time, why not drop by to chat about how to join in. 

The deadline for project applications under the CLIMB Project (Community Led Improvements for Methil & Buckhaven) using funds raised by CLEAR from the Scottish Government ended on 31st January.   Now we enter the participatory budgeting phase where local people vote on the projects to receive support, culminating in  public voting events in Buckhaven on Saturday 2nd March and Methil 9th March.  Projects must reflect the priorities contained in the respective Community Action Plans for Methil and Buckhaven so we should be seeing progress on the ground soon once this decision round is compete.  CLEAR is also a participant in the River Leven Project Board, having provided significant community input into plans to develop the cycle and footpath network at the heart of Levenmouth.  The CLEAR AGM was held successfully on 15th January.  We'd encourage anyone interested in joining the Management Committee, meeting the third Tuesday of every month, to step forward.

Anyone interested in joining in any CLEAR session, indoors or outdoors, from Tuesday to Friday welcome – we offer a hot midday meal and good company.  No skills or experience needed. Donations of tools, wood,paint, bikes and similar always welcome. Drop into 36 College St or phone 01592-713078 or 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 November 2018  E-Newsletter out now

Green/Environmental Organisation of the Year 2017 - FVA Awards


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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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