Greening plan: action for Rosyth, Inverkeithing and Aberdour areas

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Parks and play areas in the West Fife area are set to be improved.

The South West Fife Area Committee has approved a green space action plan for 2012.

The action plan sets out and prioritises the work that is required to improve on the quality of parks and public green spaces, play areas, allotments, woods, outdoor sports and floral features in the area.

Work will be carried out at Rosyth Public Park and Ballast Bank, Inverkeithing as well as Silver Sands, Aberdour where a Visit Scotland star rating will also be applied for.

£275,000 has been allocated to the restoration of the historic fabric of Valleyfield Wood and play areas in Carnock, Torryburn and Aberdour will be refurbished. The B981 roadside entrances at Inverkeithing will be improved with attractive planting and a collaboration between the local community in Crombie and Fife Council will work towards seeing the village become Fife’s first biodiversity village.

A study will also be undertaken to investigate the possibility of increasing the amount of food growing spaces in Dalgety Bay and Inverkeithing which may lead to more allotments in the area.

Councillor Alice McGarry, chair of the South West Fife area committee said: “There has been a great deal of progress made over the last few years to improve the range of green spaces in the area, many of these as a result of partnership working.

“The coast is an important green space resource for many communities in South West Fife. Silver Sands in Aberdour has been recognised internationally with a Blue Flag award and Black Sands with a Seaside Rural Award. The café reopened last year after refurbishment and the coastal path was extended from North Queensferry to Kincardine.

“A lot of work has gone into successfully forging partnerships with businesses and local communities to make the area more attractive. Roundabouts in Dalgety Bay and Inverkeithing have been planted up thanks to sponsorship from local businesses and communities have been successful in the Beautiful Fife campaign, recognising the improvements they have made on their settlements.”