Kirkcaldy town centre champions unveil three-year plan for life after lockdown

One of the groups at the forefront of bringing Kirkcaldy’s town centre out of lockdown marks its first anniversary - just as restrictions are lifted.

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 8:38 am

The community interest company (CIC) is marking its first anniversary with a virtual public event entitled The Future is Now - and is inviting locals to join in.

LOLT wants to help create a 21st Century town centre to be proud of and that people want to spend time in.

It will launch its three-year plan at the free online event takes place online on Wednesday, April 14at 7 pm.

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Love Oor Lang Toun has also invited guest speaker, Professor Leigh Sparks, to talk at the event.

He is deputy principal and professor of retail studies at the Institute for Retail Studies, University of Stirling.

He will be joined by LOLT directors Danny Cepok - who also chairs the group - and Cara Forrester who will give an overview of the first year of the group and what has already been achieved..

Attendees will also get the chance to share their views on the next chapter for Kirkcaldy in discussion groups.

Mr Cepok said: “We want to use the event as a celebration of what has been achieved by Love Oor Lang Toun already and to look ahead to the future.

“We believe in working together with others to make things happen for the town. Our ambitious plans are part of that and I’m delighted to be able to reveal what we want to do, give local people the chance to let us know what they think, and how they can be involved.

“This event is open to everyone interested and passionate about Kirkcaldy.

“We feel the timing is right – it’s the first anniversary of Love Oor Lang Toun and in the light of the recent announcement about COVID restrictions everyone quite rightly feels like there is light at end of the tunnel.

“It’s time to talk about the next chapter for our town and get ready to make things happen.”

The event is free but places must be booked in advance at http://loveoorlangtoun.com/2021/03/12/the-future-is-now/

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