Hard-pressed parents in West Wemyss will find life a lot easier next school term when a £10,000 award from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust will help fund the area’s first after school club.
A survey of two local primary schools by West Wemyss Community Trust demonstrated interest in places for 20 children. The area has a number of families with limited financial means and only three registered child minders.
Aileen Aitken of the community trust said: “We are extremely grateful to the Coalfields Regeneration Trust for backing our plans to provide support to hard-pressed parents before and after school.
“We plan to use the Wemyss Village Hall for the club which will include a term time breakfast club from 7.45 – 8.45 a.m, an after school club from 3.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. and a holiday club from 7.45 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.”
If succesful the club could be extended to accommodate up to 40 children should demand rise and it is hoped the money from the club’s rent will help make the village hall more sustainable in the long run so it can continue to maintain and improve its facilities for the benefit of the whole community.