Bankie Park Development Group

The Bankie Park Development Group was formed by a group of mums who are fed up with the current state of our local park. Us mums got together with Fife Council Community staff to form the BPDG. We have been working hard over the past 2-3 years fund raising by hosting events such as beetle drives, discos, fun days and fetes. We have received funding and along with our own contribution we now have enough funds for phase 1 of our project, the MUGA (multi use games area).

New Ballcourt for Bankie Park, Anstruther

Children and young people will soon have the opportunity to play as Work is due to start on the eagerly awaited development of Bankie Park in Anstruther.

Bankie Park Development Group (BPDG), which was formed by a small group of enthusiastic parents have been working hard over the last couple of years to raise funds for the redevelopement of the park by making it more exciting for children and young people living in Anstruther and the surrounding villages. With help from Fife Council’s Parks and Countryside service they developed ambitious plans to create an upgraded play area, new ballcourt and improved seating and planting.

Phase 1 of the development work is due to start this month and by November 2012 the new Ballcourt should be complete as funding has been secured by:

• Fife Environment Trust
• Bankie Park Development Group through local fundraising events
• National Lottery’s Awards for All
• Fife Council
• Anstruther Common Good Fund and
• Brtivic’s Transform Your Patch Campaign.

Councillor Frances Melville, Chair of North East Fife Area Committee says “It’s encouraging that Bankie Park Development Group have taken their role within the community seriously and their hard work and dedication will be admired as the development work will transform the park and create more opportunities for people to get outside and enjoy themselves.”

Susanne McElhinney, Chair of Bankie Park Development Group says “We are delighted to see our hard work becoming a reality. It will be fantastic to see the ball court in the park. We still have lots of work to do to transform Bankie Park and we are dedicated to making it happen. The Committee would like to thank the local Community and Fife Council for all the support we have received”.