Anstruther project calls it a day

Elizabeth Gordon
Elizabeth Gordon

THE committee of the Anstruther Community Regeneration Project, set up over a decade ago to improve the harbour area of the town, has put forward a proposal to dissolve.

An Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) is to be held next month with a view to the project being wound up.

Elizabeth Gordon, project secretary, (pictured) said careful consideration had gone into the decision and added the committee had taken legal advice on how to follow the correct procedures.

It is believed the main reasons behind the proposal to end the project are a lack of available funds and the fact there are so many other groups of a similar interest operating in the area.

The project’s aim has always been to enhance environmental and recreational facilities, as well as the local economy and tourism in Anstruther.

Perhaps its most successful work was helping plan and fund the creation of 68 additional berths at Anstruther Harbour, which opened in 2005.

However, its – since failed – proposal to build a two and a half storey-tall replacement for the harbourmaster’s office and toilet block was considerably less well thought of by local residents.

When that proposal was on the agenda, public interest in the project was high and a petition against the building was even started. Recently, residents have become less concerned with its work, though – just one member of the public turned up to its AGM held last September.

The EGM will be held on February 5 at 7.30pm in the Burgh Chambers of Anstruther Town Hall.