East Neuk Skatepark Consultation outcomes to be presented at September public meeting

Man with black t-shirt holding a skateboardA new skatepark for the East Neuk could be a step closer after Anstruther Skatepark group led public consultation events.  Feedback and views have been gathered from the local community to find a preferred location.

A public consultation on the possible sites at Bankie Park, Dreelside Park, Mayview Park, Silverdykes and Waid Academy in Anstruther and West Braes in Pittenweem has taken place after being identified by Anstruther Skatepark Group.  The young group has been active in fundraising and making sure that neighbouring local communities have had as much chance as possible over the last few months to have their say.

After the skatepark group publish the results of their consultation exercise on Monday 5th September, next steps can be agreed.  Everyone is encouraged to attend the presentation which takes place at the East Neuk Centre at 7.30 p.m.

Fife Council's capital project manager Louise Whyte said, "We're really excited to be working with the Anstruther Skatepark Group on bringing a new skatepark to the area and I know that local young people are excited too.”

Murray Scott from the Anstruther Skatepark Group said, “Our young people have been working tremendously hard over the last couple of years to get this project off the ground.  They have been involved in all aspects of the project from carrying out research into eco-friendly skatepark design, applying for funding, and have regularly engaged with the community by hosting events and presenting their ideas to local community groups. The group have now been diligent in making sure they involve the whole community in finding a suitable location by conducting a wider community survey to gather feedback to shape future plans and meeting with the public to inform on the project’s successes so far.”

Fife Council allocated a funding contribution to the project after it was agreed at North East Fife Area Committee in March.  Anstruther Skatepark Group have already secured 30% of their overall budget to date and have ongoing/future applications for significant funding with Sportscotland and Fife Environment Trust.