To identify open and green spaces within Lochgelly area and adjacent countryside, including the Gelly Loch, with the aim to enhance the local area, encourage and improve access to green spaces and core pathways, develop areas to better support the local ecosystem and develop/encourage greater biodiversity within the locality.
Carry out and promote both environmental improvement and practical conservation. Promote the health and well-being of the community by working together to increase community spirit and community participation. Organise meetings, training courses and events.
To raise and hold money and other resources, including grant funding, to continue the activities of the group. To assist and co-operate with other community groups within the area. To do all such other lawful things as are necessary for the achievement of the objectives.
Membership of the group shall be open to those in sympathy with and supporting the OBJECT of the group regardless of age, ethnic origin, ability, sex, religious or political beliefs. The Management Committee shall have the power to refuse membership to an applicant where it is considered such membership would be detrimental to the objectives of the group.
Growing in Lochgelly was set-up in response to the priorities for action identified through the Lochgelly Community Action Plan completed in 2015.
The Community Action Plan has been informed by extensive community engagement carried out over a six-month period from March - August 2015.
Growing in Lochgelly sought funding of £1500 through the Lochgelly CAP project and was voted worthy of the funds by residents voting on projects to support.
The project won Lochgelly the Bronze Beautiful Fife award in 2016, the first time ever.
March Equinox to June Solstice
June Solstice to September Equinox
September Equinox to December Solstice
December Solstice to March Equinox
Priorities for Action
Maintain green spaces and core paths
View the Lochgelly Community Action Plan
On the 4th August some of our volunteers went on a site visit to Tayport’s Community Garden which was established two years ago by PLANT (People Learning About Nature in Tayport). The visit was arranged by Councillors Bill Connor and Linda Holt. PLANT volunteers showed us around their fantastic project, giving us new ideas and Read more about GiL volunteers visit Tayport Community Garden[…]
Growing in Lochgelly feel the need to respond to the cowardly persecution of one of our disabled volunteers by ‘Inside Right’ in your letters page (June 29). The writer attacks the work of Growing in Lochgelly volunteers and their right to help improve the look of the town if they are disabled. One of our Read more about Response to letter from ‘Inside Right’ (Central Fife Times)[…]
Various butterflies photographed at the greenhouse in St Andrews
Lochgelly’s environmental group, Growing in Lochgelly, has issued an appeal for more volunteers to come forward and get involved and have fun in making the local area a greener, more pleasant place to stay. Growing in Lochgelly was founded in March 2016 and aims to enhance the local area through floral and herbaceous displays, improve Read more about Press Release – Growing in Lochgelly is Going for Gold![…]
Trees remain integral to our well-being. This can be the case in and around our towns and cities, where populations and pressure from development are greatest. Scottish Planning Policy (2014) states in paragraph 216 that ancient semi-natural woodland is an irreplaceable resource and, along with other woodlands, hedgerows and individual trees, especially veteran trees of Read more about Trees and Development – Fife Council[…]
The purpose of the greenspace audit is to provide evidence of the state of greenspace in and around Fife’s towns and villages. The findings of the audit will aid the development of a Greenspace Strategy. The audit also fulfills a requirement of Scottish Planning Policy 11 which required all Local Authorities to carry out an Read more about Greenspace Audit by Fife Council[…]
A short promotional video for Growing in Lochgelly.
A look back at some of the designs that were created for the launch of Growing in Lochgelly at the Town Hall 2016.
A wee peak into our temporary home provided by plot holders who have given us support with much needed space so that we can build some new planters and benches.
We apologise for the delay in getting back out in the streets for re-planting the tubs, we are in the process of planning a variety of projects and will be out shortly to get our planned planting back under-way. For a brief update, we lost some valuable members. With this setback, we had to recruit Read more about Relaunch for site and projects[…]
Growing in Lochgelly was formed in October 2015 in part as a response to the priorities for action that was identified through the Lochgelly Community Action Plan. At a public meeting for the Community Action Plan, the group pitched the floral displays to members of the public in attendance in the hope to access local Read more about Annual Report – 2016[…]
Images captureds of the planters around the main drag in Lochgelly.