Building Sustainable & Resilient Communities Together

 

The East Neuk Community Action Plan (ENCAP) is a community-led charity and an aspirational initiative that would like to see a jointly held long term vision and strategy for the East Neuk area of Fife that would benefit people and the environment.

 

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Passionate about keeping East Neuk area of Fife a vibrant, sustainable and resilient place? Do you have an idea for an ambitious small or big project? Please get in touch. We might be able to help you to realise your idea by providing advice, financial support and connecting you with other people.

Interested in conducting a Community Action Plan (CAP)?
We support communities to develop their own aspirations and plans for the future of their communities through the Community Action Plan. We provide a toolkit and we direct the process of the creation of a CAP. If you have questions or if you want to talk to us CAP or an idea you have to improve the East Neuk area of Fife please use get in touch with our Principal Officer.

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Sonja Potjewijd, Principal Officer
07985 489686
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We are delighted to announce that we secured funding to conduct a feasibility study for a shared path between Earslferry and Pittenweem. Our path will connect the communities, create opportunities and make everyday journeys on foot or bike safe and pleasant. To find out more about this project and how you can get involved please go to our Shared Path section.

 

East Neuk Community Action Plan (ENCAP) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered office; Balcaskie Estate Office, Easter Kellie, Arncroach, Fife. KY10 2RF. A registered Scottish charity (Number SC045074).

Our Story

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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If you have any questions or comments, please use the Contact Us Page – giving your name and email as part of the submission form.

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Latest news

Our Shared Path survey shows a huge amount of support for our project

The results of our shared path consultation are in! Thanks to those who participated. The vast majority of the respondents (541) support a path between Earlsferry and Pittenweem.


The results of our consultation have been published and can be found here

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

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