Pub­lic sup­port key to bid

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

PUB­LIC sup­port will play a cru­cial role if a com­mu­nity takeover of a Glen­rothes sports sta­dium is to be suc­cess­ful, it is claimed.

Key stake­hold­ers met as part of am­bi­tious plans to com­pletely re­de­velop Warout Sta­dium and cre­ate a new foot­ball and sports cen­tre.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Fife Coun­cil, Auch­muty Ten­ants and Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion and Warout So­cial Club were among those who dis­cussed ways of tak­ing the fa­cil­ity into com­mu­nity own­er­ship.

Nor­man Laird, the lo­cal au­thor­ity’s com­mu­nity man­ager for Glen­rothes, said: “Fife Coun­cil has a clear pol­icy and process for deal­ing with such re­quests.

“We’ve sug­gested the best way for the group to pro­ceed would be to gather enough pub­lic sup­port to form a trust, which is some­thing that Fife Vol­un­tary Ac­tion can also help ad­vise on.

“Once they’ve es­tab­lished a trust they can fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing a busi­ness case and seek fund­ing for the project.”

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