Community praise for ‘overwhelming’ Community Asset Transfer support

PEOPLE LIVING IN KEITH and throughout Moray are being praised for their “overwhelming support” offered to a group seeking to take over a local playing field.

Before they can launch a bid for a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) on the town’s Fife Park and its pavilion, the Keith and District Youth League had to show evidence of community support for the plans.

Secretary for the group is Ashley Inglis, who told insideMORAY that their plans would not only ensure the future of football on Fife Park but provide a facility for other community groups to use the space provided by both the recreation area and pavilion.

Following an opening appeal published here last month, the support of the community has been forthcoming, with Ashley saying: “We are now well through our community consultation to inform the public of our proposed CAT.

“We have been overwhelmed by community support since the appeal was first published on insideMORAY and the many positive comments and thank everyone concerned. We have been in contact with many local groups, delivered flyers over Fife Keith, been published in local papers and on social media and we have been in contact with community councils and councillors.

“We have now set the date for our public consultation, this is when the public can come along meet with some of the committee, ask questions, have any concerns addressed or to show your support.”

That will take place on Monday, July 24 from 6pm to 8pm at the Fife Park pavilion.

Ashley added: “We still welcome comments or questions via Email or people should feel free to approach a committee member.

“We would also like to encourage locals to write letters of support which we can use as evidence at the end of our consultation. We currently have our online survey running which will only take minutes to complete.

“Most of all though we would just like to thank everyone involved to date.”