Planning and Shaping our Future in the East Neuk

We support communities in East Neuk and Landward area of Fife to prepare community action plans (CAP) and to work together in the preparation of a long term vision and strategy for the East Neuk.

One of the main achievements of the CAP is the commitment of all sectors to a joint long-term vision, strategy and area-based approach. This is a genuine community-led initiative with the wider partnership responding to the community action plans as they are developed. The support, guidance and resources provided by the ENCAP partnership offer communities the opportunity to explore, organise and create their own vision of what they want for their place. The benefits of creating these types of community action plans are starting to be recognised widely within the public and community sectors in terms of supporting and developing community empowerment.

The toolkit prepared by STAR Development Group outlines the process and resources needed to carry out a programme of community action planning in the East Neuk of Fife.

‘Advice, guidance and practical help was a great asset in allowing us to deliver the report for the local community.’ Stuart Bridges, St Monans and Abercrombie CAP Committee

Interested in undertaking a CAP in your community? Please contact us here.


Please read the CAP from Colingsburgh & Kilconquhar and St Monans& Abercrombie below by clicking on the images below.









Latest news

Bike Fix & Swap Event

Join the Free Community Bike Fix & Swap Event

When: Saturday the 2nd October

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: St Monans Town Hall

Bring your old bike to fix or swap or upgrade a child’s bicycle.

If you have a bike you want to fix, donate or swap, please drop it off between 1 pm – 2 pm.


  • Cyclepath St Andrews offering advice and doing minor repairs and get bikes ready for the swap
  • Swap/donate your bike for an upgrade
  • Kids bikes for sale
  • Information stands and maps of shared path projects across the East Neuk – we are looking for community feedback!


  • Smoothie bike
  • Pedal-powered slot car racing game
  • Obstacle course for children (TBC)
  • Decorate your bike
  • Arts & Crafts for kids

Hope to see you there.

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:

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.”


Social Networks

Follow for more

  • © 2022 East Neuk Community Action Plan