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  • Fife welcomes people back to town centres

    Open for business! Spend local.As lockdown is gradually eased, Fife Council is committed to supporting economic recovery across the region.To prepare for the increase in footfall Fife council is rolling

    Published on 25 Jun 2020


  • Free School Meals & School Clothing Grants 2020/21

    Help for school children and low-income families

    Although schools aren’t currently open to pupils due to Covid-19, Fife Council is encouraging families on low incomes to apply for free school meals and help towards buying school clothing.Instead

    Published on 22 Jun 2020


  • Updated advice for using Fife’s bus stations and public transport including the mandatory use of face coverings

    We want everyone to stay safe when travelling and using our bus stations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve introduced some new measures for people to follow when using Fife’s bus

    Published on 19 Jun 2020


  • Council sets out approach to recovery

    Today (Thursday 18 June), the Policy & Coordination Committee considered the approach Fife Council will take as it restarts services in line with the Scottish Government’s route map. Council Co-leader,

    Published on 19 Jun 2020


  • UK Armed Forces Day - show your support

    Celebrating Armed Forces Day 2020 in Fife

    Fife has had strong links with the Armed Forces for many years, from hosting the Royal Air Force in Leuchars until 2014 and the British Army at the base from

    Published on 18 Jun 2020


  • Love Fife towns

    Town centre businesses recovery and re-opening survey

    Fife Council is urging businesses across Fife’s town centres to take a short survey, to inform how the council can help manage town centres safely for all. This survey is

    Published on 16 Jun 2020


  • Bed and breakfast hardship fund

    The Scottish Government's Bed & Breakfast Hardship Fund is designed to support small serviced accommodation providers who have not been able to access support through other government backed schemes as

    Published on 15 Jun 2020


  • Work re-starts on the new Madras College

    Construction work will re-start at the Madras College site with immediate effect, whilst maintaining social distancing measures.This will complete all remaining parts of the project, to allow full occupation of

    Published on 11 Jun 2020


  • Universal Basic Income logo

    Scottish public sector partners report on feasibility of basic income pilot

    PARTNERS involved in exploring the feasibility of a Citizens Basic Income (CBI) pilot in Scotland have completed the draft final report on their findings.The report concludes a CBI pilot is

    Published on 11 Jun 2020


  • Early Years Officer at Gallatown Nursery

    Early Years Officer Apprenticeships on hold

    Due to the current physical distancing restrictions and nursery closures the intended intake of Fife Council's Early Years Officer Modern Apprentices this Spring had to unfortunately be delayed.We are currently

    Published on 10 Jun 2020


  • Virtually nothing stops heritage engagement in Inverkeithing

    A new archaeological survey of the historic Inverkeithing Town House has just been published. The report, by Clyde Archaeology, reports on a survey carried out in February this year, with

    Published on 10 Jun 2020


  • More Fife recycling centres set to re-open

    Three more Fife recycling centres are set to re-open from Monday 15 June, and are bookable from Thursday 11 June. Fifers must book a slot to access any open household

    Published on 10 Jun 2020


  • COVID-19 Role for Trading Standards and Environmental Health

    Fife Council’s Trading Standards and Environmental Health Teams are playing a significant role in helping to protect the health of the public in response to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.New

    Published on 02 Jun 2020


  • Council’s bulky item collection service resumes

    Fife Council's bulky / special item uplift service can be booked online from today, 1 June 2020. Initially operating on Saturdays only (starting on 6 June), the service will be

    Published on 01 Jun 2020


  • Odour in West Fife

    Fife Council Environmental Health are investigating the odour from Muir Dean former Opencast site due to the spreading of chicken manure.It is legal to spread chicken manure but there are

    Published on 29 May 2020


  • Fife welcomes route map as lockdown measures ease

    FIFE Council is welcoming confirmation from the Scottish Govt that lockdown measures will gradually ease over the next few weeks, and is reassuring Fifers that public services will follow the

    Published on 29 May 2020


  • Test and protect

    Test and Protect - we're here to help

    Test and Protect is the next stage in the fight against Covid-19 (coronavirus).Covid-19 isn’t going to just disappear anytime soon but we all need to start getting back to our

    Published on 27 May 2020


  • Fife recycling centres re-open

    Five Fife recycling centres are set to re-open, as part of a phased approach, from Monday 1 June. Fifers must book a slot to access any open household waste recycling

    Published on 27 May 2020


  • Statement on Fife's Recycling Centres

    Ken Gourley, Head of Assets, Transportation and Environment, Fife Council, said: “We know that these are extremely challenging times for many of you. Our top priority is ensuring that both

    Published on 25 May 2020


  • Essential work resumes at Woodmill HS

    Essential Repair work begins again at Woodmill High SchoolContractors are back on site at Woodmill HS to get the building ready for the potential return of pupils in the autumn.Repair

    Published on 22 May 2020


  • Brown bin collections update

    Brown bins returning to fortnightly collection

    From 1 June 2020 we'll resume collecting brown bins every two weeks.We're collecting all blue, green and grey bins as normal and starting from 1 June, brown bins will return

    Published on 21 May 2020


  • Pass-ta Challenge

    Pass-ta Challenge

    Dunfermline Resilience Team demonstrate with their 'Pass-ta Challenge' how the COVID Community Helpline is supporting people in our communities. If people are self isolating and need a helping hand they

    Published on 18 May 2020


  • Graffiti being washed off a bus stop

    Lockdown graffiti blights Glenrothes

    Following a spate of vandalism, the Fife Council Cleaning Team has been working flat out to remove a large number of unsightly graffiti tags that have appeared on buildings, vehicles,

    Published on 13 May 2020


  • Council supports bereaved by live streaming funerals

    Fife Council is supporting bereaved families and friends by providing free webcasts from funerals at its crematoria in Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.The new system has been in place since 11 May.

    Published on 13 May 2020


  • Lang Toun leads the way in lockdown with ShopAppy

    Kirkcaldy businesses are the first in Scotland to trade online using the award-winning shopping platform ShopAppy thanks to new community initiative Love Oor Lang Toun.ShopAppy Kirkcaldy was launched yesterday and

    Published on 12 May 2020


  • Photograph of Mercat cross

    Inverkeithing's Mercat Cross to be conserved and moved

    Work is continuing behind the scenes on Inverkeithing’s Heritage Regeneration Project despite the current lockdown. A major step forward has been made in improving the streetscape. Plans to conserve and

    Published on 11 May 2020


  • Levenmouth pulls together creating Levenmouth Community Assistance Hub

    Community pulls together in Levenmouth

    In the last six weeks, Levenmouth Community Assistance Hub has distributed food parcels to more than 1700 local households.Fife Voluntary Action (FVA), The People’s Pantry, Levenmouth Foodbank, Levenmouth Together and

    Published on 07 May 2020


  • VE Day - public holiday Friday 8th May

    VE Day - public holiday closure

    We’ll be closed on Friday 8 May for the public holiday, which coincides with the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, marking the end of World

    Published on 07 May 2020


  • Latest on business grants

    Latest on business grants

    We’ve now paid out more than £34 million to Fife businesses as part of the Scottish Government’s business support grant scheme in response to Covid-19.To date we’ve received almost 4,000

    Published on 07 May 2020


  • VE Day 75th anniversary

    Fife Provost pays tribute on 75th anniversary of VE Day

    Fife's Provost Jim Leishman has paid tribute to all those who made such enormous sacrifices at home and abroad during the Second World War.Friday, May 8, 2020 marks 75 years

    Published on 07 May 2020


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