A voluntary body with its focus on Levenmouth is entering the new year with a commitment to bringing the area’s young people closer together.
Fife Youth Group aims to furnish local school pupils with life skills and point them towards training and opportunities.
Excellent example of how the community can help deliver improvements locallyCraig Fyall
Looking forward to its 10th anniversary in March, its main objectives include a youth anti-violence project.
It also hopes to make improvements – such as a shelter and floodlighting – to the skate park at Leven’s sea front, to make it a more inviting and attractive area in which to socialise.
Kirkland High School recently hosted a gathering in which the group’s work was explained in more detail to community leaders.
Jo Miller, project developer, said FYG had received assistance from the police, local businesses, shops, housing associations and high schools, and was extremely grateful.
“We are hoping to raise awareness and promote sponsorship of our young people’s current campaigns,” she added. “We hope volunteers from the community will come forward to help our young people reach their group’s objectives of making a difference in our community.”
Craig Fyall, Police Scotland’s community sergeant for Levenmouth, said: “It’s great to see the young people in our community taking pride and contributing to making Levenmouth safer. Police Scotland fully supports any local initiative that will educate and engage young people in preventing violence occurring.
“I consider it an excellent example of how the community can help deliver improvements locally.”
John Hopkins, depute head teacher at Kirkland High School, said it was happy to support in any capacity it could.
He said his colleague Ronnie Ross, head teacher elect of the proposed new Levenmouth Academy, actively supported the same kind of community philosophy – “which we’ll take with us to the new school”.