Today I lodged a motion in Parliament to recognise the work of Greener Kirkcaldy. The community based charity works hard to ensure action is being taken to tackle environmental issues in the Kirkcaldy area and I was delighted to attend it’s annual gather the previous week with Councilor Judy Hamilton.
I’m delighted that the motion has already secured enough cross party support that it will be put forward for consideration for a member’s debate. As Scotland continues to attempt to reach its Climate Change targets – and sadly we have missed our first two – the work of such charities as Greener Kirkcaldy is invaluable and should be highlighted in Parliament.
The organisation is already involved in projects across the region including Shine on Fife and Cosy Kirkcaldy. There is also a consultation on plans for a community food hub. You can find out more information on their website.
Community based charities such as Greener Kirkcaldy would not be able to succeed if it wasn’t for the hard work and dedication of its staff and volunteers. Everyone involved with the group can be proud of what it has achieved so far, hopefully it can continue to contribute to Kirkcaldy and I wish it every success in the future.
The motion that I submitted can be found below.
Motion Number: S4M-08928
Lodged By: Claire Baker
Date Lodged: 03/02/2014
Title: ♦ Recognising the Work of Greener Kirkcaldy
That the Parliament congratulates Greener Kirkcaldy on what it considers its continued good work on taking action on environmental issues in the Kirkcaldy area; understands that the community-led charity gives advice and support to help people reduce fuel bills, grow and cook with seasonal local food and reduce waste as well as holding events for community groups and schools to encourage and involve them in improving their local environment; congratulates Greener Kirkcaldy on its involvement in such projects as Shine on Fife, Cosy Kirkcaldy and Orchard, a community orchard in Ravenscraig Walled Garden in Kirkcaldy; notes that the organisation recently held its annual gathering to discuss its achievements over the last year and look forward to its plans for 2014 and beyond, including its consultation on a community food hub; congratulates all the volunteers whose time and efforts contribute to making the charity such a success in the local community; notes the contribution made by its funding partners, including the Central Scotland Green Network, People’s Postcode Trust and the Climate Challenge Fund; wishes the organisation every success in the future, and looks forward to its continuing contribution to Kirkcaldy and the wider Fife community.