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Newburgh Community Trust

Area of Operation:

Newburgh, Fife, and surrounding villages
Tayside & Fife

Established:
2006
Population:
2,500

How We Started

In 2006 there was the opportunity to purchase some of the town waterfront. The sea wall and the three piers have lain neglected for half a century and through the Land Reform Act we saw the opportunity to purchase these and regain part of our heritage. This occurred just after the community informally converted a former factory site into a recreational park.

What We Do

Newburgh Community Trust aims to be the main vehicle for raising community involvement in protecting and enhancing our heritage. NCT will reduce the environmental footprint through the use of renewable energy. Currently the following projects are underway or have been achieved:
·We have purchased the sea wall and three of the former industrial piers.
· We are applying for grants in order to repair and upgrade these to allow commercial and recreational boats to visit.
· We have upgraded the riverside path which is part of a much wider network
· We have registered an interest in a redundant reservoir under the Land Reform Act.
· We operate, along with other charities, a shop in Newburgh.
· We are pursuing planning permission to erect community-owned wind turbines

Our Assets

  • Ownership of the three piers

Contact Details

Andrew Arbuckle
Chairman

Tel:
01337 870209
Email:
cllr [dot] andrew [dot] arbuckle [at] fife [dot] gov [dot] uk
Website:

Tags associated with Newburgh Community Trust:
Green space, Harbours/pontoons, Paths/cycleways

Last Updated: Thu, 25/03/2010 - 15:48