Sewing seeds of success

Community group reps and volunteers showcase their awards alongside members of TAPIL
Community group reps and volunteers showcase their awards alongside members of TAPIL

Volunteers across Levenmouth are hoping that 2015 will be a prosperous year following success in the recent Beautiful Fife campaign.

The annual event for towns and villages across the Kingdom ensures communities are properly rewarded for their efforts to improve the local environment, and across Levenmouth, a number of silver awards, silver gilt awards, and even a gold for Coaltown of Wemyss were awarded by a panel of experienced judges.

A number of discretionary awards were also given out to local groups in the area, including a distinction for the East Wemyss Sea Angling Club, CLEAR of Buckhaven and the village of 
Coaltown of Wemyss.

Many of those who were rewarded for their efforts are also involved with Take A Pride In Levenmouth (TAPIL), which consists of community volunteers, local group members and council officers who work together to improve the physical surroundings so more people can use and enjoy outdoor spaces. It also aims to promote local biodiversity and wildlife.

Councillor Jim Young, area representative for TAPIL, said: “I just want to congratulate all those that have won awards at Beautiful Fife and other such competitions. It’s great seeing communities working together and really puts Levenmouth on the map.”

The most recently completed TAPIL project has seen improvements to Aberhill Primary School entrance by working with pupils on a wall mural and the placement of several planters.

It is also busy working on the local path network and restoring coal carts to be used as floral displays which will commemorate the historic mining links of the area.

To find out more about TAPIL, please contact Jamie Abbott, local community planning support officer, on 03451 55 55 55 ext. 461599 or email jamie.abbott@fife.gov.uk