Scottish towns to be given nearly £500,000 in funding for key projects 

Several regions of Fife will see regeneration projects start to take shape over the coming months.

Fife towns set for nearly £500,000 of funding for regeneration projects LDRS

Levenmouth will see multiple regeneration and investment projects taking shape over the coming months after councillors signed off £447,000 of spending.

Area committee councillors approved play park refurbishments, skate park designs, town regeneration projects and more at a meeting on Wednesday. 

The money is coming from Levenmouth’s £1.34m portion of the Community Recovery Fund.

The Fife-wide pot was set up by the Scottish Government to help with recovery from the pandemic and the cost of living crisis. 

The community park on Methil’s Oakvale Road will be one of the investment beneficiaries after councillors approved £155,000 to install a new play park by next year. 

SNP councillor John O’Brien welcomed the project, saying people have long been asking for play park investment in Methil and feeling neglected as time goes on.

Council officers expect the play park to be completed by March 2024 after the design, consultation and construction process is complete. 

Other projects to get investment include the skatepark facility on Leven Promenade. 

Councillors agreed to set aside £10,000 to commission detailed designs for its improvement.

The committee also agreed to spend £50,000 as match funding for the first phase of Buckhaven Regeneration

And £150,000 will be given to organisations in the region to improve the sustainability and running costs of properties. 

“If we see all this done, it’s going to make vast improvements to the community,” said councillor O’Brien. 

“The public is going to be astonished to see these improvements as well. I think we’re spending money in all the right places.”

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