• Balcarres
  • Balcaskie
  • Elie
  • Gilston
  • Kilconquhar
  • Strathtyrum

Created in collaboration with East Neuk communities the East Neuk Community Action Plan [ENCAP] sets out to understand what makes the East Neuk a wonderful place in which to live and work. Then it seeks to develop policies which will help keep the East Neuk vibrant and successful in the face of changes in the economy, the demography and the ebb and flow of communities of the East Neuk over the coming 50 years.

What area does the East Neuk Community Action Plan cover?

The attached plan shows the area covered by the ENCAP.  It is wider than the area traditionally called the East Neuk, but it was felt that many of the issues to be covered within the plan would be shared by this area.

How will we bring about our Community Action Plan?

The ENCAP began out of discussions between Fife Council and the East Neuk Estates group.  Those discussions led to the formation of a Steering Group, with members from many sections of our communities.  A full list of our Steering Group members is given below.

Researching and writing a Community Action Plan is a big challenge.  It is one in which we have enlisted the help of others who have done this successfully elsewhere and can give us the benefit of their experience. With the financial support of Fife Council and a successful LEADER bid and private contributors, we have now appointed Star Development to help.

We are very grateful for the support of the EU LEADER programme (run by the Fife LAG), The Scottish Government, Fife Council and our private contributors.

Who is involved?  

The process of developing the ENCAP is being overseen by a Steering Group.  The Steering Group is made up of up to 10 people, each of whom represents an area of expertise and/or a stakeholder group.  All members of the Steering Group recognise their responsibility for communicating the group’s work to as many people within the ENCAP area as possible.  We do this through the Community Councils, local amenity associations (such as the Anstruther Improvements Association and the East Neuk Preservation Society) and through this website.

The members of the Steering Group are as follows:

Edward Baxter (Chair) – East Neuk Estates group
Ben Ellis  – Fife Council (Planning)
Helen Rorrison – Fife Voluntary Action / Fife Rural Partnership
Irene Wallace (Communication)
Stuart Bridges (St Monans & Abercrombie Community Action Plan)


Who can I talk to to find out more about ENCAP?

Sonja Potjewijd has recently been appointed as the Principal Officer for ENCAP.  Please email Sonja at spotjewijd@gmail.com

If you would like someone to come to your next Community Council meeting, then please ask us and we will be pleased to do so.