After realising that more than half of the town’s existing play parks are under threat, local groups have formed to help plan for a better future for them.
Fife Council has produced a Draft Play Park Strategy 2019 – 2029 . The purpose is to develop “a new approach to play park provision” and details a “Play Park Hierarchy”.
In general the idea is to concentrate (and maintain) equipment in fewer places. “Neighbourhood” play parks are likely lose basic equipment such as swings and become “greenspaces for play”.
Improving areas for play, is clearly a good idea. Removing ‘traditional’ equipment might be less wise.
Today residents from the Duncanson Drive area painted the surviving play equipment with paint supplied by the Community Council. Fife Council erected temporary fencing to protect the drying paint.
They are also planning to add more equipment plus places to sit and suitable shrubs and trees.
Following an initial trial period in the Cowdenbeath area, Cafe Inc will now expand across all seven Fife Council Local Area Committee areas( Burntisland is in Kirkcaldy A C). It will run from 1st July until 16th August, from Monday to Friday, 11:45 am – 1 pm
Food is prepared in specific hub schools before being transported to each venue. The scheme will be closely monitored to ensure supply meets demand and minimise food waste. Children Scotland will provide an evaluation of the scheme so that lessons can be learned from what is a year long trial.
Cllr Judy Hamilton, Convenor of the Community and Housing Services Committee, said: “We provide free school meals during term time for over 9,000 pupils across Fife. But we know that there’s a lot of pressure on all families during the school holidays. There is voluntary and third sector provision available and we will continue to work with them but we really wanted to extend that help to everyone.
Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
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