Cupar folk given chance to spend £15K on town

Fife Folk Museum, Ceres are just one of the applicants looking for votes.
Fife Folk Museum, Ceres are just one of the applicants looking for votes.

A public voting event to decide how to spend £15,000 in the Cupar area and create a fairer Fife will be held this Saturday in the Corn Exchange Building.

Over the past few months the council has been asking local community groups to come up with ideas which will make Cupar area a thriving place and reduce inequalities.

Now eight ideas have made the shortlist and a voting event is to be held this week.

Community Manager Janice Laird is encouraging as many people as possible to come along and have their say: “We want to help create a fairer Fife for everyone. This initiative aims to involve people in finding local solutions and deciding how public funding is spent in their area.”

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The eight projects are: Motorvators Project - offers support to clients with enduring mental health problems and people generally involved with the psychiatric services; Ceres community café /The Village Café - to provide a meeting place that enhances the quality of life for local residents; Cupar Highland Games - each year the Games is held in the Duffus Park, Cupar providing a day of entertainment for not only the local community but for people from all over the world; Howe of Fife Rugby Club - making the sport of rugby more inclusive; Fife Folk Museum – improve signage in Cupar to point visitors in the direction of Ceres; Include Me - Parents in Partnership - citizen advocacy; The Lighthouse - to upgrade the toliet facilities; and Sustainable Cupar – More Moor Road, to enhance the environs of the core path between Cupar and Ceres by providing benches.

Community Manager Janice Laird is encouraging as many people as possible to come along and have their say on Saturday and vote.