Take a pride in Kelty

Photo shows members of the community council with new greening recruit De De Bowman

Kelty Community Council is asking for volunteers to join them in enhancing the greening aspects of the village.

The group has  met with council officials and local councillor, Alex Rowley, to agree a way forward for improving and enhancing the planting and landscape around the village. 

Alex said: “The Community Council greening group do a great job and we currently have 23 planters in the village. We want to improve on that and will be looking at ways to save money by getting help to plan and maintain the planters.

“We also want to have more hanging and rail baskets and will be writing to local businesses in the coming weeks to ask for sponsorship. Individual and groups can also sponsor a basket or planter with prices ranging from £15 to £150.”  

The Lochs councillor also highlighted the new planters in Cocklaw Street as a ‘good investment’ and said that in other communities where they have won awards for their green communities ‘it has been down to local people. He also said further investment was going into a landmark and interpretation board at Whitegates. 

The Community Council intends to sponsor the planting of the new planters in Cocklaw Street and will plant the winter bedding in all planters this year.

Greening convenor Janet Young said: “We will be purchasing the plants for the winter bedding and asking local people to help us plant up the tubs in early October.  We also want to have more planters which means we will need to do more of the work ourselves and I am hoping that many people who like a bit of gardening will come forward.”

The Community Council was happy to have recruited their first volunteer, Mr De De Bowman, who will help with the weeding.

Jean Hogg said: “De De saw a letter I put in the Central Fife Times and came forward to offer his help. I am hoping many more will come forward and we can then do a lot more environmental work in the village. The planting of the tubs in October will be our first big community planting and we hope many will get involved.”

There are also plans to revamp the Millennium Garden on Stewarts Brae and improve the welcoming signs at the entrances to the village.

Anyone wishing to get involved even to give just a little bit of time should contact Jean Hogg on Kelty 830651.

Post Author: Alex Rowley