CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil
Working in a former mining community, the conjoined towns of Buckhaven and Methil (population 16,000) in need of revival, CLEAR stands for Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration. The group has two aims – 1. to improve the neglected local environment and 2. to re-engage local people and build civic pride in the process. CLEAR carries out extensive planting and growing (community orchards, woodland, growing spaces, bulbs and flowers) year-round, which includes two vibrant community gardens, as well as landscape and greenspace site improvements (parks, paths, heritage and community art) seeking small scale transformative impact. It relies mainly on local volunteers and works with schools, college and other local groups.
In 2019, CLEAR Buckhaven was awarded a Certificate of Distinction to further recognise the groups' achievements.