Silverburn memories and pictures wanted

Silverburn Park
Silverburn Park

Fife Employment Access Trust wants your views – past and future – about Silverburn Park in Leven.

FEAT, which specialises in improving job prospects for people with disabilities and mental health problems, was recently selected by Fife Council to lead in the development of the long-term restoration and regeneration of Silverburn.

In its new role, it is launching a community engagement strategy and inviting people from Levenmouth to participate.

The group is establishing a Facebook page for the park and local people will be encouraged to post their cherished memories on the page.

FEAT is also looking for ideas and suggestions for the estate’s future, and what would be its legacy of the park for future generations.

In addition, FEAT is asking that people upload their photographs on the page to compile a visual history of Silverburn.

“We are also looking to develop a range of volunteer opportunities, for example, people to assist in the organisation of events and to run ‘green teams’ to look after the environmental wellbeing of the park,” explained a spokesman, adding that a film production company from Bathgate, The Imagination Engine, had started filming on location and recording interviews.

“The film is the story of the park, its roots, its history,” he added.

“This would be told by the communities’ memories and recollections – it’s your story.

“This can be told by interviews, photographs, images and even footage already shot, such as home movies.”

FEAT’s Facebook page can be found by searching ‘Fife Employment Access Trust’ on the social networking site. Alternatively, you can write to Fife Employment Access Trust, 6 & 7 Hanover Court, Glenrothes KY7 5SB, or phone 01592 759371.