Public support key to bid
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.”