Crail Community take ownership of Crail Community Hall
Crail Community Partnership have successfully brought Crail Community Hall into community ownership through Asset Transfer from Fife Council with help from the Scottish Government’s Land Fund.
Crail Community Partnership was formed in 2018 to develop an extensive public consultation process to allow the broader Crail community to express its hopes and aspirations for the future, through the Crail Charrette. A central outcome of the Charrette was a desire for the community to take ownership of several assets currently under the control of Fife Council. Most prominent of these assets was the Community Hall. The process of Asset Transfer was begun in 2019, and with financial help from the Scottish Government’s Land Fund, was concluded on 26 February 2021.
The Hall will be used to support the local community by providing a suitable and welcoming venue for the many community groups in Crail, and to expand the array of activities available to Crail’s residents, both young and old. The Robertson Trust, Fife Environment Trust, Coop Community Fund and the Crail Common Good Fund have contributed to refurbish the kitchen to a modern standard to complement and extend the array of services available in the Hall. In the short term a particular focus for the community development of the Hall will be enhanced provision for young people, through Sports and Musical activity, and the development of services for Crail’s vulnerable population, especially the elderly. The Hall has in the past proved to be a popular venue for weddings and entertainments events, and this will continue.
David Jerdan, Chair Crail Community Partnership said “We are delighted that the Partnership has been able to acquire the Hall for the citizens of Crail. We look forward to extending access to all parts of the community, and we are proceeding with plans to renovate the kitchen and enhance the facilities that will be available.”
For further information, contact Dennis Gowans.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Landline: +44 1333 450108 Mobile: +44 7823521957 Details of this and other asset transfers can be found at: https://www.crailcommunitypartnership.org/