A successful application has been made to the Local Community Planning Budget for funds to carry out initial survey work on suggested cycle path routes. Once this work is completed it will be possible to consult on the routes, using ball park figures that will be worked out. This will be an excellent opportunity to ask the public for missing links / dropped kerbs needed etc. After the consultation the routes will need to firmed up and then a start made applying for funding to such bodies as Coastal Communities, Climate change Fund and Sustrans Community Links. If the survey work is completed in time the consultation could take place over the busy Harbour Festival weekend.
Cycle meeting held on 26th August in the Dreel Halls.
Four officers from Fife Council covering Leisure, Transportation/Planning and Sustainable Travel and Locality matters, and representatives from Three Burghs Trust, the Community Council, Murray Library Trustees, Silverdykes Liaison Group, Silverdykes Caravan Park and local Fife councillors met to discuss cycle routes.
The aim of the meeting was to ensure the relevant officers within Fife Council are aware of the aim for a cycle route so that every opportunity is taken to maximise the chance to join areas within villages and eventually join villages of the East Neuk by safe cycle routes usable also by mobility scooters and prams etc.
It was agreed to try to work out a ‘desire route’ from Pittenweem to Anstruther, Cellardyke and through to Kilrenny, making sure there are safer routes to the primary school and to Waid Academy. This is to be worked up by the Council officers with basic costs so that a route can be presented for public consultation.
Once a route is agreed the best way to apply for funding will need to be worked up with a constituted body taking the project forward.
The next meeting is proposed in the last week in October – still to be confirmed.
Councillor for East Neuk and Landward
On August 26th at 4.00 pm in the Dreel Halls (upper) there will be a meeting to discuss the possibility of developing cycle ways initially around Anstruther, Cellardyke, Kilrenny and Pittenweem. A long term aim may be to develop such links within and between each of the villages. Representatives of many groups have been invited but any one is welcome to attend. Three Fife Council officers with relevant expertise will be in attendance. Such cycle ways could benefit those with prams, pushchairs and disability scooters as well as cyclists.