‘Constructive’ views on Tayport project

Tayport Trust exhibition''Casting their eye over a model of the proposal are, from left - Councillor Maggie Taylor, architect Tom Morton, Councillor Ron Caird and trust chairman Tony Gowland.
Tayport Trust exhibition''Casting their eye over a model of the proposal are, from left - Councillor Maggie Taylor, architect Tom Morton, Councillor Ron Caird and trust chairman Tony Gowland.
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AN OPEN event showcasing ambitious plans to create a community and sports centre on the site of an old engineering works in Tayport has been described as ‘very constructive.’

Around 90 people visited the town’s Gregory Hall at the weekend to find out more about Tayport Community Trust’s ideas for the former Abertay Works in Shanwell Road.

The trust has recently received almost £15,000 worth of funding to pay for an options appraisal, consultation and business plan and has taken on Cupar-based ARC Architects and Community Enterprises Ltd. of West Lothian, both companies with strong track records in green, community-led initiatives.

Representatives from both organisations were at Saturday’s event to hear feedback on the plans and listen to ideas about how the facility could best benefit the community.

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In addition, some 1700 households in Tayport have received questionnaires giving them the chance to express their views.

Trust chairman Tony Gowland said: “We had about 90 people attend, which is not as good as previous years, but still respectable.

“There were lots of notes written on the graffiti wall and Douglas Westwater and Orla O’Donnell from Community Enterprises were pleased with the quality of comments that were made in their conversations with visitors.

“The architect’s table was also popular and Tom Morton of Arc Architects said that he found the day very constructive.

“Comments made to me by visitors were favourable about the day.”

Formed in 2008, Tayport Community Trust earlier this year fulfilled its first ambition, which was to open a community café near Tayport Harbour.