Progress so far


With the community consultation being completed in early January 2018, we've been keen to act quickly and the Friends group has met monthly so far this year and are taking forward plans to install a wildlife hide, run astronomy sessions and deliver a fun day during 2019.


We have also now added a picnic bench to the main garden area in the Park and have received a contribution of £960 from the Ramblers Holidays Charitable Trust to improve the signage in the Park, which is underway, along with some Gaelic signage, the Park now officially Fife's first Gaelic-friendly park!


We, of course, had our annual music festival in the summer of 2018 - running over 2 days for the first time and discussions are underway to confirm dates for a repeat of the event in 2019.


We do need your help also though to make this happen.  If you would like to get involved in any way whatsoever, please do get in touch today!



We are delighted to have received funding from the National Lottery to recruit an Operations Manager to the Park, who is also involved in supporting the ongoing development of the Friends group.




 


Welcome to Silverburn Park

Friends

 

We all need friends to help us achieve our goals, and Silverburn is no different!


Our "Friends of Silverburn" group was established in May 2015 and provides interested people with an opportunity to get full details on our plans and progress towards our plans; opportunity to contribute ideas and help shape the future of this park.  Visit our "contact" page to get in touch - we are always looking for new Friends with a range of skills including fundraising, gardening/woodland, events planning and managing and many many more.


With funding from the Aspiring Communities Fund, during November and December 2017 we undertook an intensive consultation with a range of local groups, individuals and existing Friends members to help shape our plans for the coming years.


The priorities from the consultation were:


  • Improving and maintaining the Park environment (including developing playpark facilities, improving signage, information boards, adding picnic benches or BBQ facilities, establishing a wildlife area at the pond, improving security through increased CCTV and keep the Park litter-free.
  • Developing events and activities (aiming for 4 larger events each season and a number of smaller events or activities based on ongoing market research with the community)
  • Developing partnership working (including linking into existing local partnership structures to develop more use of the Park)
  • Improving learning and development opportunities (to enable greater awareness by local people about the heritage and history of the Park)
  • Improve community engagement / marketing and publicity of Silverburn (keeping all stakeholders and interested parties in the loop with developments)
  • recruiting volunteers for all these activities by re-establishing the Friends of Silverburn group, who would control a project budget and have a say at boardroom level)


Updates will be available via our facebook page or get in touch with us if you'd like to have your say.