Fife Council Executive committee has approved a £5 million investment through the Community Investment fund as part of a £7.2 million school extension and new sport and leisure hub for Kelty. As well as an extension on to the Kelty Primary School with four classrooms, the new centre will include a large sports hall, changing rooms, meeting rooms, youth drop in, gym, soft play area and dance studio as well as early years centre and a full size 3G synthetic pitch. The centre will also incorporate the local office and library both of which will be re located from their current locations in the village.
Chairman of the Fife Council Executive and local councillor for Kelty Alex Rowley welcomed the decision and said; “The new Kelty centre is a good example of colocation of a number of local services into one building that will be used by the local community and the local schools. It is also good that the council will be reducing the number of buildings that it runs and operates and making best use of a new building that will provide state of the art sport and leisure facilities for Kelty”.
Mr Rowley said that public meetings had taken place in the village to discuss the options for the new facility and a community steering group had been formed and would be involved in taking the project forward. He said; “I very much welcome this investment into much needed facilities for
Kelty and I would hope that work will commence by spring of next year with an autumn 2015 opening date. The general view has been to develop more sport facilities and this can only be good news for the local schools and local community. It is clear we need to do more to drive sport and leisure and this new facility will certainly help achieve that goal”.