Bid to improve transport in three Fife villages

Fifers living in three Fife villages are being given the chance to help shape the future of transport in their area.

Monday, 15th March 2021, 3:03 pm
The event will look at transport in Anstruther.

If you live in or visit Anstruther, Kilrenny and Cellardyke, this is your chance to have your say in shaping what and how transport in the area will look like in the future.

Planning Aid Scotland, Fife Council and Kilrenny, Anstruther and Cellardyke Community Council are holding the first public consultation event on March 29, and want to know if the current transport structure in Anstruther is meeting the needs of residents and visitors.

Planning Aid Scotland will be supporting the community council to carry out the public consultation and will use the results to develop an action plan for transport projects in the burgh.

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The consultation will consider not only what works well in the area but what needs improved and is keen to find out what people would change. By booking a place in the consultation, people will be invited to think about traffic flow, parking, signage, public transport, cycling and walking routes and make any suggestions they feel are relevant.

Sheena Watson, Fife Council community development team manager, said: “Research shows that the way places function, look and feel can influence our health and wellbeing. By using the Place Standard Tool, it allows us to think about the physical elements of a place such as buildings, spaces and transport links as well as the social aspects, for example whether people feel they have a say in decision making.

“Using it as part of our consultation will let us gather opinions that consider all the elements of a place in a way that pinpoints what is good about a place as well as areas where a place could improve.”

Community council secretary, Daryl Wilson said: “It’s really important we have as much input from all sections of our community. The local transport networks affect people in different ways so it would be good to have a variety of ideas to take forward. If change is needed, it can only happen if people tell us about it. We urge everyone to come along to the meeting to have their say.”

To find out more and take part visit @sustainablechoicesanstruther. You can register to join the online consultation now to give your views.