The Toll Park: Environmental and amenity improvements around the Cot Burn

Thank you to our funders: Fife Environmental Trust (via the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund), Fife Council and Paths for All

Summary: Project expected completion date 20th May 2021

The Cot Burn runs along the north side of the Toll Park, and so is sometimes called the Toll Burn. It joins with other burns west of the Cowdenbeath Road (in a culvert) to become the Kirkton Burn.

In recent years, local residents have expressed concerns about the Cot Burn. The area has been looking shabby, neglected and overgrown. Cllr Langlands successfully pressed for funding from Fife Council, originally for new fencing.

In 2019, BCC members met with representatives of Fife Council and engaged a landscape architect to come up with plans. There were opportunities for public consultation at the school, at the Toll Community Centre, and online, and these were supportive of the proposals. The watercourse works were removed from the original plans when it became apparent that these would be too difficult and expensive.

Here's a summary of the work:

We are sorry that the project has taken so long to get started. This has been largely due to the difficulties in working with various agencies, like Fife Council Planning, during the Coronavirus pandemic. Many people have, of course, been working from home and most contact has been by email and electronic portal. Thank you for being patient and understanding.

We are grateful to all those who have helped with advice and support, and especially our funders: Fife Environmental Trust (via the Scottish Landfill Communities Fund), Fife Council, and Paths for All.

If you would like to be part of a Friends of the Toll Park group to help look after the area, please email me (Anne Smith) at:

New fence, refurbished & new path, natural play agility features

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