Funding boost for group developing Bankie Park

Enthusiasts at Bankie Park in Anstruther
Enthusiasts at Bankie Park in Anstruther

The transformation of Bankie Park is set to continue thanks to funding from the Anstruther Common Good Fund.

The town’s bowling club, will also receive financial support to carry out improvements.

Bankie Park Development Group, an enthusiastic group of volunteers, has already carried out the first two phases of its development plan. Working with Fife Council staff, the group raised money and secured funding for the completion of a ball court, junior play area and wildflower meadows.

Susanne McElhinney, from the development group, said: “We’re delighted with news of this funding. The money will be used for the senior play area which has been developed in consultation with the young people who use the park.”

Councillor Elizabeth Riches (East Neuk and Landward) added: “The group has worked extremely hard over the last five years or so to redevelop the Bankie Park area.

“There’s been a visible increase in the number of people using the park and we’re delighted this funding will go towards the next phase of redevelopment.”

Meanwhile, Anstruther Bowling Club will receive money towards the cost of replacing the 30-year-old flat roof with a modern insulated PVC single ply system.

Cllr Riches said: “After the success of bowling in the Commonwealth Games, I hope this will help the club to go forward and attract new members, especially younger people.”