Next step for knives campaign

Campaign founder Amanda Scott
Campaign founder Amanda Scott

The ‘No Knives in Fife’ campaign – set up in the wake of the death of teenager Connor Cleave – has taken another massive leap forward.

On Thursday evening, a public meeting was held with a view to forming an official panel of representatives who will lead the campaign.

And although turnout at Methilhill Bowling Club was lower than expected, the campaign now has 19 members of the public signed up to sit on the panel.

The next step for the group, which has nearly 6000 likes on Facebook after being set up just six weeks ago, will be to create a constitution which will set out the rules of the group and its main aims.

Kennoway mum Amanda Scott, who set up the group, has been overwhelmed by the support of the public.

“I couldn’t have imagined six weeks ago that it would be like this. To go from 50 members to over 5000 is just fantastic. We’ve had such a great response from the majority of people,” she said.

The group was created in response to the murder of 17-year-old Connor Cleave from Methilhill.

His mother Susan was at the meeting and is a strong supporter of the campaign, as well as June Martin, whose children were stabbed to death by their father in 2008, and the mother of Daniel Turner, who was murdered in Glenrothes in 2013.

A further public meeting will take place in the next four weeks and Amanda is keen to hear from anyone else who might be interested in joining the panel.

“I would be very happy for people to get in touch who might have experience of a committee, but might not have seen the campaign on Facebook,” she added.

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