Have your say on future plans for Cowdenbeath Town House

This article is more than 1 year old

Local residents are invited to a drop-in event on Saturday 7th May to find out more about plans that could bring new life to the Town House in Cowdenbeath.

The proposals, developed by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, working in partnership with Company Shop will showcase how the Town House can be transformed into a community asset which would provide:

  • Community Shop – Supplied by surplus and donated food, the shop would offer discounted food and household products. This would provide vital access to help feed families while making sure perfectly good products don’t go to waste.
  • Community Hub - provides life-changing training and personal development through the Success Plan, helping people to increase their confidence, build on strengths and overcome barriers in their lives.  Including anything from health and wellbeing to money matters and community leadership training. Community Hub inspires people to become the best version of themselves.
  • Community Kitchen - a welcoming space where people can enjoy good quality meals at low cost prices. However, they are much more than that and through a range of events and family activities, they encourage people out of the house, get strangers talking and bring communities together.  Their busy calendars include things like cook clubs, seasonal activities and family events plus kids can eat for free!

Sarah Roxburgh, Community Manager for Cowdenbeath area said:” The proposals for the town house could be a great opportunity to bring this historic building back into public use and a benefit to many people in the community.  We look forward to welcoming members of the community at the drop-in event to see these proposals, find out more about what will be on offer and tell us what they think.”

Staff from Fife Council, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust and the Community shop will be at the Maxwell Centre in Cowdenbeath on Saturday 7th May from 11am – 3pm to discuss the proposals and answer any questions.