BRAG’s ABCD Community Builder is currently involved in Fife Council’s Cowdenbeath Town Centre Development project. The Community Builder is based at ‘The Hub’, a High Street shop front which ensures engagement with the local community with a focus on facilitating improved connections between the community, town centre assets and high quality public spaces that will encourage events, enterprise and people.  The Hub aims to raise the potential to develop events by and for local people reducing leakage to other places and attracting people from elsewhere to visit and spend time and money.  Through this process people will learn life skills and get access to advice and support which maximises their income, enhances their health, improves their employability and addresses deprivation and inequality. 

Specific outcomes include:-

 

  • Increased footfall in Cowdenbeath Town Centre
  • Improved civic space that is useable and attractive
  • Increased events and activity in the town centre
  • Attracting business investment in and around the High Street
  • Support for local retailers and the wider local economy
  • Employment and entrepreneurial opportunities
  • A healthier population
  • Opportunity for all parts of the community to develop and improve their economic wellbeing
  • Partnership and collaboration across all individuals, groups and organisations