THE Futures plan that has been launched for the village of Hill of Beath is a varied one which takes on board the wishes of all age groups.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has had a lot of success in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area over the past few years with its Futures initiatives and the likes of Benarty and Cardenden are proof of what a difference can be made by galvanising communities.

The villagers of Hill of Beath have also responded superbly to the task and have come up with several excellent projects which will take the village forward.

The Beastie Hotel and biodiversity area was one item that stood out at you for one!

But there are plans that will see the play facilities for children greatly improved and that has to be welcomed.

The Trust has visited virtually every part of Central Fife now with their Futures programme and at the same time has seen the communities play a role in see projects developed to ensure improvements taking place so the CRT deserve praise for their input into our communities.