Connect East Neuk - Voting now open

FIFE Council is calling on local residents in the East Neuk to have their say and vote for their favourite local project.

£20,000 has been made available to encourage local people of all ages to come up with ideas to improve the East Neuk and decide how money will be spent in the area to support people in rural poverty and isolation.

FIFE Council is calling on local residents in the East Neuk to have their say and vote for their favourite local project.

£20,000 has been made available to encourage local people of all ages to come up with ideas to improve the East Neuk and decide how money will be spent in the area to support people in rural poverty and isolation.

The eligible projects have now been put forward to a public vote.  From now till the 22nd September 2019, people will have the chance to vote online and there will be a public voting event in Anstruther Town Hall on 30th September 2019, where people will be promoting the chosen projects or ideas to others.

All Ward 19 residents are invited to come along and vote for their preferred option in Anstruther Town Hall on Monday 30th September 2019 from 4.30pm to 8.00pm.

The project options will be presented between 4:45 pm and 6.00 pm and voting will take place between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm.

People who can’t make it to the event can vote for up to three projects online by registering at https://fif.communitychoices.scot/.

The approach is called ‘participatory budgeting’ and was a recommendation from the Fairer Fife Commission as a way of creating a Fairer Fife, getting people involved and giving them a direct say in where public money can make a difference to their communities.