Fife towns shortlisted in Scotland’s Towns Week design competition

Wed 22 Nov 17

Two Fife towns have been shortlisted in Scotland’s Towns Partnership’s FutureTown design competition.  As part of Scotland’s Towns Week (20-26 Nov) members of the public are being encouraged to cast their vote online for Cowdenbeath or Kincardine in the competition.  The Kincardine proposal, which is being led by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, includes creating a new village green, upgrading the path network and a potentially reworked shoreline to create a viewing platform.

The initiative encourages submissions on how urban spaces could be renewed. The Fife Council-led bid for Cowdenbeath would carry out public realm improvements, aimed at encouraging more people to spend time in the town centre.

Andrew Walker Town Centre Development Unit  explained: “At the core of this is community involvement and the great degree of civic pride that the people of Cowdenbeath have for their town. It remains a vibrant town centre but faces competition from adjoining centres. There’s a lot of opportunity to improve the public spaces with the area and keep people in the town centre for longer when they visit.”

Cowdenbeath has recently hit the headlines with the "Cowdenbeath Mural " of the young boy in miners boots by celebrated artist Kerry Wilson which has reached over on 14,000 people on face-book, intsagram and twitter bringing a spotlight to the town - wouldn't it be great if Cowdenbeath was to win Scotland's Future Town Design competition!

The winner can only be decided by public vote - so please take a minute to vote using the link below

http://www.scotlandstowns.org/future_town_design_comp?utm_campaign=stw_launch17&utm_medium=email&utm_source=scotlandstowns

Once you have voted please share this email with your networks - thank you.

The winner will be decided by a public vote held during Scotland’s Towns Week with the online vote is open until midnight on 26 Nov at www.scotlandstowns.org

If you would like more information on the plans for Cowdenbeath please email tcdu@fife.gov.uk

Thank you #loveCowdenbeath #lovefifetowns

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