The Leven Programme’s response to Covid-19

The Leven Programme is helping the response to Covid-19 by financially supporting Levenmouth’s emergency food work.

Due to the government restrictions The Leven Programme's been unable to carry out the face to face consultation work planned for the Spring. Instead, volunteers have been adding bookmarks and branded bags to food parcels - encouraging people to think about what we want to achieve locally after the crisis has ended.

Cllr Ken Caldwell, Convener of Levenmouth Area Committee said: “It’s great to see the Leven Programme help fund the local work supporting the most vulnerable in our community. We’ve seen a fantastic effort in the last few weeks as a response to the emergency - local people want their community coming out of this crisis in good shape.

“Contributing your views about the River Leven Programme is part of this effort and ensures the long-term investment in our river area is guided by local people.

Cllr Caldwell added: "We've seen an increase in the number of people walking and cycling along the banks of the River Leven, especially families, in recent weeks and I hope this continues."

We’re still looking for people’s views on how they would like the river area to develop over the next few years. People can do this by clicking on the interactive map, selecting a specific area or street and leaving a comment relating to that area. We're planning to build two rail stations as part of the rail link project. These will be close to Leven town centre and Cameron Bridge; please give us your views using the interactive map on how you want to actively travel to these two locations.

David Paterson, Levenmouth Community Manager said: “At the moment we’re all staying at home to stay safe, but when lock down eases people will be keen to get back to exploring Leven’s green spaces. The River Leven area has some fantastic diversity in terms of animals and plants, and it’s this diversity we want to enhance by improving the water quality, removing invasive species, and upgrading the path access for all.

“Due to the pandemic we’ve not been able to carry out all the planned face to face public consultations, but people can still get involved by giving us their views online.”