A GROUP of Lochgelly volunteers whose work is there for all to see feel that the town could have a golden touch in 2017 if their number could grow.
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, and a 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 access to green spaces and core pathways, develop green spaces to better support the biodiversity of the local eco-system, and promote sustainability and recycling to the wider community.
Over the past year their work has been very evident with planters and other features in Bank Street and Main Street given these shopping area a more pleasant ambience.
Speaking to the Times, Dod Kinnell, treasurer of the Group said: “Last year Lochgelly won a Bronze in the Beautiful Fife Awards and this year we are aiming for a Gold.
"Yet beyond the awards, what we would really like to see is more people coming forward to get involved in making Lochgelly a greener and eco-friendly place to stay."
He added: "We want this project to be one in which people from different backgrounds and at different stages in life can participate - from families with children who may just want to learn something about nature, to retirees who are keen to develop their green fingers.
"There are opportunities to get involved in everything from sowing and planting to painting and watering, no contribution is too small.”
If you would like to get involved or would like more information, visit Growing in Lochgelly’s website at www.growlochgelly.org.uk, join our Facebook group ‘Growing in Lochgelly’ or contact Dod Kinnell on 07751639711