Falkland in Bloom have been been successful in their application for funding from Paths For All in order to develop and maintain footpaths in and around the village.
As part of a project to encourage more people to enjoy the outdoors, these paths will be developed in order that they can be used by prams and wheelchairs, ensuring that everyone has equal access the environment around the village. Falkland was the first Conservation Area in Scotland and has been maintained so that it can be enjoyed by everyone, however some of the footpaths have eroded slightly and require a little work to bring them back to a standard that can be used by everyone.
The funding from Paths For All will be used to purchase the equipment and materials required to upgrade the footpaths in the West Loan and Balmblae areas of the village, linking the village to Falkland Estate, where a large network of paths can be enjoyed.
Working in partnership with Fife Conservation Group, the work will be carried out during August, starting on the 13th August. We invite any volunteers who would like to come along and lend a hand undertaking this project to do so, starting at 9am with equipment being provided.
Falkland in Bloom Vice-Chair, Ashley Pearson, said "the area around the village has such a variety of things to see and is a great place to enjoy a stroll or a cycle. By making sure the footpaths are open to any person encourages more people to go out and enjoy the outdoors, learn about the area and feel relaxed."
"We are truly grateful for the funding from Paths For All, who without their support we would not be able to undertake this project and make the area more accessible for everyone to enjoy"
For more information about this project, please contact Falkland in Bloom Secretary, Stuart Pearson, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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