ENCAP came into being in 2014, with the formation of a multi-sector steering group. ENCAP is designed around a community-led planning approach where communities in East Neuk are supported by the partnership to prepare their own five-year community action plans. Inception funding was secured through LEADER and matched by Fife Council and private contributions. This allowed the steering group to commission community action plans specialists, STAR Development Group, to co-design a training programme and toolkit, which would assist communities in developing their own five-year Community Action Plan. A four-month consultation saw 67 community groups and support organisations involved. The findings are written up in a toolkit which is made available to communities from ENCAP as they begin their community action planning process.

To date, two local community action plans have been created using the toolkit and support from ENCAP. One for Colinsburgh and Kilconquhar (2016-2021) and one for the St Monans and Abercrombie (2018-2023) and work is continuing with neighbouring villages and towns.

 

 

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Elie, St Monans and Pittenweem have their say on active travel paths linking communities

A consultation on shared use paths linking communities from Earlsferry to Pittenweem opens today.  It’s an opportunity for everyone in those communities to have their say on the project proposals to improve links for walking, cycling and wheeling. The consultation takes around four or five minutes and can be done easily on a smart phone.

Survey link: https://form.jotform.com/plumpie/earlsferrypittenweempath

Local charity East Neuk Community Action Plan is the organisation that initiated the project. Chair Edward Baxter said: “We want to hear from local people what their concerns are around walking and cycling, for example with kids or wheeling a buggy.  Responding to this consultation will help shape the sort of high quality, safe and direct path that could be built to link our communities.” 

Sustrans Infrastructure Officer Chris Coldwell said: “We are delighted to support this project and encourage locals and those who regularly visit the area on foot or by bike to use the consultation to give their views. Community engagement is a key part of all our projects and we cannot wait to see the ideas that the community come up with.”

East Neuk Community Action Plan has been awarded a further £31,000 through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, which is funded by Transport Scotland, to develop a feasibility study for a traffic free path route. Consultant Crispin Hayes said: “We’re really pleased to be working with ENCAP on this locally important project.  We will be feeding back to the community soon after the consultation closes in a fortnight – so you will be able to see what everyone said.”

 

This is the future! A 3700 mile bike trail from Washington D.C. to Washington State.

To read more about this exciting project click on the link here.
A similar vision in Fife has been proposed by East Neuk 50 Sustainable Cycle Route

Pittenweem to Earlsferry Shared Path

One of the main aims of the Pittenweem to Earslferry Shared Path project is create an off-road shared path route that can be enjoyed by people making short and safe journeys to key destinations and trip generators in the villages such as healthcare facilities, shops, businesses, education sites and places of interest.

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