£75,000 upgrade for Savoy games facilities

Savoy Park all-weather pitch Methil
Savoy Park all-weather pitch Methil

Facilities at Savoy Park in Methil are to be upgraded to the tune of £75,000 after local councillors approved the works at last week’s Levenmouth area committee.

This follows a public consulation in the local area and a presentation to elected officials from youngsters who use the facilities.

The multi-use games area (MUGA) will be completely overhauled with the existing surface patched and recoated with a new tennis, football and basketball areas drawn out.

The boundary fence, which is extensively damaged, will be replaced and will incorporate new goal areas.

A new tar path from the adjacent Savoy Centre will be created and new seating, litter bins, dog grids and motorcycle barriers will also be installed.

The total cost will be £75, 240, with £50,000 secured from Community Learning and Development capital funding and a £15,000 contribution from environment, enterprise and communities.

Councillors agreed to a contribution from the area budget of £10,240 to cover the rest of the costs.

It is also hoped that floodlights will be installed during a second phase of works, subject to a planning application.

The project was welcomed by a number of councillors, however David Alexander expressed slight concerns about the delayed light works.

“It really is pitch black (at Savoy Park). The damage to the existing fence has most likely been caused by vandalism, and without lighting how can we ensure that that won’t happen again?I would like to see the lighting put in place as soon as possible.”

Coucillor Tom Adams added: “We do appreciate what young people in this area want and we try to do as much as possible for them.

“This is a really brilliant facility so lets see it upgraded as soon as we can.”