Late cash boost rescues Glenrothes town park festival

Town Park, Glenrothes
Town Park, Glenrothes

THIS year’s Riverside Park Festival is to go ahead - despite fears that the event was in danger of being cancelled because of cash problems.

Following an emergency meeting held by festival organisers, Friends of Riverside Park, enough funding has now been secured from Fife Council’s community grants scheme to be able to stage the event, which is scheduled for July 27.

Friends secretary, Pam Hortin, told the ‘Gazette’ that the group has been working hard behind the scenes in a bid to rescue the festival.

She added: “It would have been a real shame if we’d lost the event, especially after last year being such a huge success.

“With the help of Fife Council we now have enough to finances to make this work.”

But the group admit they are still short of local volunteers to help on the day.

And it is urgently appealing for members of the local community to come forward and assist them.

“We are now focussing on getting enough volunteers, be it individuals or members of community groups and councils to come and help us on the day”, explained Pam.

“The event represents a huge logistical challenge, so the more people we can get the better.”

Organisers are inviting any interested parties to attend a volunteer meeting.

It is being held on Tuesday, June 11 from 7.00 p.m. at Fife House, Glenrothes.

Aside from the festival the Friends are continuing to promote and improve the park area.

They have a tree nursery on Saturday, June 8 from 1.00pm whereby members of the public are invited to bring along seedlings to be planted in the park.