The closure of the RBS Bank on Rodger Street in Anstruther left a lot of customers angry and disappointed. Despite protests by the Anstruther Community Council and others in the community to keep the branch open or at least keep the ATM in place , RBS closed the branch and removed the ATM. The mobile bank — two days a week for about an hour each day — is also being eliminated, making it inconvenient for anybody to do their banking with RBS unless they travel to St.Andrews.
MP Stephen Gethins believes a concerted campaign by area residents in protest of these closings may influence RBS to return the ATM to Anstruther. PEOPLE ARE NEEDED ON FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 12:45 AT THE BOARDED UP RBS OFFICE ON RODGER STREET. About 10-minutes of time will enable a photo to be taken showing how many people are displeased by the closure.
Please turn out on Friday for this photo opportunity, and bring along family, friends and neighbours — the more the merrier!!
WHAT IS BIKEABILITY SCOTLAND?
It’s a cycle training programme that teaches children to cycle safely, learn how to deal with traffic, and above all, gets children excited about cycling.
Level 1 training teaches pupils the basic skills of riding a bike, such as balance, control, and making turns. It is usually delivered in P5 and takes place in the playground or another traffic-free environment. Learning about cycling can form a useful part of the Curriculum for Excellence, and helps to contribute to Eco-Schools Awards.
HOW CAN I HELP?
We are looking for — we NEED — Volunteers, who are essential to this project.
A Volunteer can be a parent, a member of schools staff and/or a member of the local community (16 and over) with an interest in cycling.
The Volunteers will be given the opportunity to attend training locally to become a Cycle Training Assistant (CTA). This will give them the skills and confidence to roll out Bikeability cycle training in schools, and they will then be supported by a Cycle Trainer when implementing cycle training in schools.
If you are interested in Volunteering, or want to find out more about Bikeability, there will be an opportunity at Bike in the Park 2, on Sunday 8th April, to put your name forward, obtain leaflets and to get answers to your questions.
Training for balance bike users will be available in the multi-use court at Bankie Park, Anstruther on Sunday 8th April 2018 from noon until 3.30pm.
Learn how to negotiate traffic and signs in safety.
Learn how to ride using a balance bike.
Bring your balance bike or scooter or, alternatively, some balance bikes will be available on the day.
Parents can watch from outside the MUGA court.
As Dundee’s V & A Museum opens in September, East Neuk tourist-focused businesses are asking: how will we be affected? will visitors forego the East Neuk area in favour of Dundee?A better question to be asked is: how can WE benefit from the museum opening?
The East Neuk Local Tourism Association is having its’ Spring Meeting on Wednesday, April 4, at Anstruther Town Hall. The meeting time is 6:30 for 7pm, with time before/after to catch up with friends and enjoy a cup of tea and a snack. The cost is £5 per person payable at the door in cash. Please feel free to invite colleagues you feel will enjoy this evening as well.
Collaborations are being put in place so that the East Neuk, St. Andrews, Tayport and other Dundee-neighbouring-areas will not be left behind. Jane Ferguson (the V&A Museum) and Karen Tocher (Exploring Eastern Scotland initiative), will talk about how area businesses can prepare for and benefit from, the new museum being a 350,000 visitor-attracting magnet. HOW will you attract and appeal to these 350,000 annual visitors? Will you be ready for the potential sales they represent?
The East Neuk Local Tourism Association is dedicated to the development and expansion of the East Neuk as a tourism destination and supporting the East Neuk businesses involved in the tourism market. Please join us! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.