THE backing Central Fife Crime Prevention Panel gets from the 4Winds Trust ensures that events like the group's Elderly Forum venture takes place.

At Wednesday's meeting the panel members reflected on the latest venture which saw the most number of veterans ever to attend the event turn up.

The grand total of 109 senior citizens turned out at Lochgelly Town Hall, on November 23, and enjoyed a day which saw them have lunch before they took in entertainment from children from St Patrick's Primary School and singers and violinists from Beath High School along with pipers from Lochgelly High School.

Also there were Community Police team members and members of the Safer Communities organisation based in Cowdenbeath and the fire service, to offer home safety and crime prevention advice.

Treasurer Betty Wotherspoon said that the total cost of staging the Forum day was £645, which covered the food and the entertainment, and vice chairman David Roy said that without the backing of the 4Winds Trust a lot of the Panel's ventures would be difficult to achieve.

He commented: "Over the past month we have been involved in two good events in the community.

"We were able to provide pop-up road safety signs for Lochgelly's three primary schools to use to encourage better thinking by motorists around the schools and the Forum, and neither of these would have been possible without the support of the 4Winds Trust.

"The two ventures have given the children of Lochgelly South, West and St Patrick's Primaries the chance to manage traffic safety at their schools, and seen a record turn out at the Elderly Forum.

"The total investment was £1,160 and without the support of the Trust it would have been difficult to achieve these and it was money well spent."

Looking ahead to 2019 the Panel members discussed a number of possible initiatives which they hope will be achievable with again all age groups covered.