Gallatown set for £1m revamp within a year

Artist's impression after the revamp
Artist's impression after the revamp

A run-down area of Gallatown is set to be transformed within a mere 12 months and residents and businesses are urged to stay involved.

Fife Council plans to regenerate the site on Cairns Street East, including the former Salvation Army hall and surrounding public space.

The project has been made possible thanks to a succesful bid for £1million from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund earlier this year.

A series of consultation activities is currently underway with over 250 local residents already ‘joining the conversation’ and a second round of events is planned to allow people a chance to comment on revised plans.

Cllr Neil Crooks , chairman of Kirkcaldy Area Committee commented: ‘We’re delighted with the response from local people to the consultation events.

“There has been no shortage of great ideas and we’re working hard to incorporate as many of these into the designs as we can.

“We have a great opportunity to make a positive difference to the Gallatown area and this will only be successfully achieved in partnership with the local community.

“Local residents and businesses should take the opportunity to get involved, view the revised plans and help shape Gallatown’s future.”

A consultation bus will return to Cairns Street East on Wednesday June 4, 11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. and a free community lunch will be held at Overton Community Centre on 11th June at 12.30 p.m.

A drop-in coffee and chat evening takes place on Thursday June 12, 6.30 p.m. at Kirkcaldy Free Church on St Clair Street.

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