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Community-led Environmental Action for Regeneration: Buckhaven & Methil

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CLEAR activities have continued throughout the lockdown but at a reduced level and are now almost fully back in action. We still cannot accommodate organised groups but individual volunteers are very welcome to come along for a session at the two Community Gardens on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.  the bike workshop is up and running for repairs and sales.


  • Community Gardens (Methil & Buckhaven) :  every Wed & Thurs 10-4

  • 47 Sandwell St Bike Repair & Sales:   every Thurs 12.30-4.30, 6-8 Every second Sat 11-3 (first and third Sats of each month)

  • 36 College St (sales of fruit, veg, info):  every Wed 10-4

  • Weekend events :  as advertised


When normality resumes after the Covid-19 emergency, CLEAR will continue activities two days per week (Wednesdays &Thursdays) with occasional weekend events.

Weekly Update @ 24th January 2021:  P lans for further modest enhancement to the Buckhaven Foreshore are taking a step forward.  CLEAR has just had a grant application approved to Fife Environment Trust which will include installation of a couple of picnic tables, benches, and the planting of trees and bulbs at the northern end (the wind turbine end) with CLEAR providing ten percent of total cost plus all the considerable volunteer labour, tools and logistics required. 

Buckhaven Heritage Teatowel/Calendar (10th series in the series - very limited issue.

15 available at cost price £6.50 +P&P

The second phase of the dinosaur mural and also some totems are also planned.  Unfortunately another grant application for interpretation panels at the viewing points was unsuccessful.  Under the current restrictions however, it’s difficult to know when we will be able to implement this but treeplanting normally needs to be carried out during the winter season. 

These further improvements help implement some of the recommendations in the Buckhaven Community Action Plan although many others remain untouched.   With significant developments linked to the River Leven and the Levenmouth Reconnected programmes evolving, we hope that the Buckhaven Foreshore, Braes as well as other sites here can be linked into a wider Levenmouth network so that both residents and local will find it not only easier and safer to move around but also be able to enjoy and take pride in an interesting and integrated leisure experience.  For more information, tel 07903366529, email clearfife@gmail.com or check our facebook page

After a significant growth since 2018 (including work in Methil and the Sandwell Workshop), CLEAR is rationalising activities from 2020 onwards.  Funding has been secured from the National Lottery, Robertson Trust, People's Postcode Lottery and Scottish Govt Investing In Communities Fund to maintain a small cadre of staff and regular weekly volunteer programme.

For more information, drop into 36 College St Buckhaven (Tues-Thurs), tel: 01592-715021, email clearfife@gmail.com or check our facebook page.


Community Awards

Beautiful Fife - Gold​; Best Small Town in Fife
RHS/KSB Neighbourhood Award - Level 5 Outstanding (9 years running),
Fife Voluntary Action - Green Organisation of the Year 2017
SURF Community Led Regeneration - Finalist 2017, and others
FVA - Fife Volunteers of the Year (3 between 2011-17)
FVA - Young Volunteer of the Year 2019
FVA - Super Start Up 2019 Methil Garden


Celebrate Scotland’s Year
of Coasts and Waters 2020

2020 Tea Towel £3.00 each

Click below to view Tea Towel





CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil for 2020 is funded by the following organisations...

Postcode lottery logo

 CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil- Registered charity SC043573 
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