RESIDENTS in a Kirkcaldy street enjoyed a festive get-together recently to celebrate the finish of the first stage of an ongoing project.
Locals in Katrine Crescent met up on Thursday afternoon for mulled wine and mince pies while admiring drawings made by schoolchildren for the street design scheme.
The artwork - created by pupils from Fair Isle and Torbain Primary Schools - will soon become stencilled onto planters, walls and even the pavement. They were inspired by insects which will visit the flowers and trees that will be planted on the street next spring.
The initiative will see the street transformed after residents had their say in what they wanted.
Last week, a number of locals attended the festive gathering along with staff from Sustrans, which is running the project, to mark the completion of phase one.
Mark Chalmers, senior project officer, said work - which started in October - included traffic calming, changes to footpaths and better street lighting.
He said: “The scheme is progressing well and the festive get-together was a great way to mark this milestone. We organised it to thank residents for putting up with all the lorries and diggers, and to allow them to find out what happens in the next stage.”
Phase two will start in the new year and will see landcaping work carried out with planters, flowering shrubs and trees planted.
Local resident Elaine Seefeldt said: “The mulled wine and mincemeat pies were lovely!
‘‘It was nice for Mark and the team to arrange it.
“It’s really starting to take shape and Sustran and the Council have worked really well together as well as keeping residents informed.
“The lovely art work from the children will help make Katrine Crescent a special street.
‘‘I know the majority of people are happy with the transformation and we all look forward to seeing the end result and hopefully a summer street party as way of a celebration.”