logo-gilA new environmental group, Growing in Lochgelly, is supporting a petition which was created by one of their Junior Members, Isla Millar (aged 10).

The petition was launched at the recent Lochgelly Going Forward public engagement event held at the Lochgelly Town Hall on Saturday 28th November, and seeks for action to be taken over the abandoned water tank at the entrance to the Braes.

Secretary George Elder says:

Isla joined our group as part of the junior members committee and raised her concern, and we felt we could support her. It is great to see youths in Lochgelly identifying areas of concern, and take an active part in trying to resolve local issues.”

Isla and her fellow committee members raised awareness of the petition, highlighting what they wish to achieve, which received large support at the Going Forward community event.

The petition received over 130 signatures in the short space of 3 hours, signed by many youths and adults.

Isla Millar holding a copy of the petition
Isla Millar holding a copy of the petition

The creator of the petition, Isla says:

My friends at the school have been going to this horrible building at McGregor avenue, my mum told me it was dangerous and took me there to show me. When I saw it I was scared for my friends

Isla’s petition has also received support from local councillors Ian Chisholm, Mark Hood and Linda Erskine, who have all taken the time to sign the petition.

Chairperson for Growing in Lochgelly, Wendy Millar states:

Our group is diverse, we all have different ideas and skills. We all have a passion for making Lochgelly a better place. It is open for anyone of all ages to join.

Residents can help Isla by singing the petition below which will automatically be sent to Growing in Lochgelly.

Water Tank

This petition is now closed.

End date: Feb 12, 2016

Signatures collected: 17

17 signatures

To find out more information about the petition by Isla or the Growing in Lochgelly environmental group, you can contact the group by E-mail: growinlochgelly@yahoo.com

Growing In Lochgelly: The environmental group, recently set-up by residents, aim to seek environmental improvements in the local area through a variety of short term and long term projects, including floral and environmental enhancements throughout Lochgelly, improving access and upgrading core paths, working with youths and schools to develop biodiversity projects.

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3 Comments

  1. Carron Scullion

    May 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Can you tell me how to get in touch with growing in Lochelly as I would like to get involved. Thanks.

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