CLEAR Buckhaven & Methil
Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration (CLEAR) works to improve the environment and build community spirit in two neglected former mining town on the coast (Buckhaven & Methil). The group does this through planting orchards and woodlands, running community growing spaces, bulb planting and floral enhancement, community art and heritage - all through local volunteers (many with health or other issues), local schools and other groups. Two vibrant community gardens operate year-round - over 12,000 trees planted with almost 5,000 of these being fruit. The result is a healthier and more attractive town, and diverse, productive greenspaces and paths which help uplift a depressed area.
In 2018, CLEAR Buckhaven was awarded a Certificate of Distinction to further recognise the groups' achievements.