Views wanted on Gallatown site

Neil Crooks'Chairman'Kirkcaldy Area Committee''Pictured on High Street, Kirkcaldy''Fife Council PR pic
Neil Crooks'Chairman'Kirkcaldy Area Committee''Pictured on High Street, Kirkcaldy''Fife Council PR pic

Kirkcaldy residents are being urged to share their views on proposals to develop land in the Gallatown to help boost the area’s regeneration.

Fife Council is asking locals to give their opinion on plans to improve Cairns Street East/St Clair Street.

The site features the former Salvation Army Hall and the immediate environment surrounding it.

The proposals follow a community consultation last summer which focused on community facilities for the Gallatown.

Since then, the Council has secured funding from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund to allow significant environmental improvements to be made to the Cairns Street East site.

The grant will also see investment in three local buildings to enhance facilities for community activity.

Efforts to gain local people’s views and ideas about the re-development of the Cairns Street East site - which faces onto St Clair Street - are shaping up with a variety of opportunities for people to give their input to the project.

A consultation bus will be sited in Cairns Street East on Wednesday, April 23 where drawings will be on display illustrating ideas for the re-development.

Residents and businesses are invited to get involved in re-shaping the look of the area and discuss the best uses for the space.

Refreshments and a free prize draw will be on offer to everyone who takes part.

Councillor Neil Crooks, chairman of Kirkcaldy area committee, said: “It’s fantastic the Council has managed to get this much needed investment for the Gallatown, which is one of the areas of the town which really needs focused attention to help its regeneration.

“Local people and businesses have valuable views to share and we want to hear from as many as possible because it’s about the whole community working together to make plans for how this money can be used to make real improvements on this site.”

Other opportunities to join the conversation include a free community lunch on Wednesday, April 30 at 12.30 p.m. at Overton Community Centre. Anyone requiring transport to get to the consultation events should contact (01592) 583522.

Comments can also be made online at or

Comment cards are also available at Kirkcaldy East local office on Park Road or by calling (01592) 583522.