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  • First phase of improvements at Lyne Burn completed.

    The first phase of improvement works at Dunfermline's Lyne Burn has been completed.Fife Council, in partnership with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) have completed the restoration of a section

    Published on 21 Mar 2022


  • Helping you access the right support – whatever your business needs

    Scotland’s business support network is responding to the multitude of challenges facing businesses right now with their new awareness campaign ‘Whatever Your Business Needs’.Business Gateway, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Scottish

    Published on 15 Mar 2022


  • Ballot box

    Fifers urged to register to vote ahead of Council Elections

    On May 5 voters will go to the polls to elect new councillors for their local area, known as ‘wards’.The deadline to register to vote for the Council Elections is

    Published on 14 Mar 2022


  • Fife Council signs Miscarriage Association's pregnancy loss pledge

    Fife Council has recently signed the Miscarriage Association’s Pregnancy Loss Pledge, enhancing the support to staff experiencing pregnancy loss including providing paid time off to parents experiencing pregnancy loss at

    Published on 11 Mar 2022


  • Graphic about payment disruption

    Payment service update

    Due to the technical work involved in updating our payment system, our automated telephone line is currently not available.We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.In the meantime you can

    Published on 08 Mar 2022


  • Councillors updated on actions to support Ukraine

    At today’s Policy & Coordination Committee (3 March), members agreed that Fife Council will write to the UK Government, Russian Ambassador and United Nations to condemn, in the strongest possible

    Published on 03 Mar 2022


  • Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard

    Headstone inspections at Dunfermline Abbey churchyard

    Fife Council is set to undertake routine safety inspections of headstones at Dunfermline Abbey Churchyard starting on Monday, March 14.Any headstones that are found to require attention will be made

    Published on 02 Mar 2022


  • Fife Council stands ready to support Ukraine

    Fife Council’s Co-Leaders David Alexander and David Ross have today joined voices across the world in their condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine and have pledged to explore ways the

    Published on 28 Feb 2022


  • Trading Standards highlight risks from vaping products

    Fife Council’s Trading Standards Team recently took part in a comprehensive examination of the market in Scotland for single use, or disposable, vaping products. The study, carried out between October

    Published on 28 Feb 2022


  • Silver DERS award

    Fife Council's support of armed forces community recognised

    Fife Council has been presented with a Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award revalidation.The ERS Silver Award is in recognition of the support that the council provides to the

    Published on 28 Feb 2022


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    Last chance to shape how you get around Fife

    Help to shape how you get around FifeWhat are your challenges in moving around Fife? Don’t miss your chance to say how you would like to get out and about

    Published on 28 Feb 2022


  • ‘Don’t Rubbish Fife’ – Council launches campaign to tackle illegal dumping

    Fife Council’s new hard-hitting ‘Don’t Rubbish Fife’ campaign designed to tackle illegal dumping, which is a serious problem for Fife, is launched today, Monday 28 February, in Kirkcaldy.Illegal dumping, often

    Published on 28 Feb 2022


  • Fife Council logo consisting of people holding hands in the shape of the Forth rail bridge

    Council budget set to support recovery and maintain local services

    Fife councillors have approved a budget for 2022-23. Council tax will rise by 3% on Band D, to help avoid any cuts to services and allow additional one-off investment of

    Published on 24 Feb 2022


  • Council thanks East Neuk community and delays decisions on leadership changes

    Fife Council is taking more time to listen to the views of local communities in the East Neuk following concerns raised over proposals to change leadership arrangements in primary schools.Convener

    Published on 23 Feb 2022


  • New support services for young people

    A new partnership has been formed in Fife to support young people and their families with their mental health and well-beingAs part of Fife’s ‘Our Minds Matter’ partnership approach, Barnardo’s,

    Published on 21 Feb 2022


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    Extra plastics can be recycled in Fife

    Fife Council will begin collecting a wider range of plastics from 21 February. The new plastics collection will supply Scotland’s first plant to recycle flexible plastic and film.Based in Dunfermline

    Published on 16 Feb 2022


  • Flytipping

    New hard-hitting strategy to tackle environmental vandalism in Fife

    Fife councillors reviewed and approved a new strategy to prevent environmental vandalism - problems that impact on our communities and environment - at the council's Environment & Protective Services Sub

    Published on 16 Feb 2022


  • Graphic about payment disruption

    Payment service disruption

    We have been updating our payment system. From 2pm on Tuesday 22 until 9am on Thursday 24 February we were not be able to accept any payments either online or

    Published on 16 Feb 2022


  • Three new council house developments in Fife approved

    Councillors at the Community and Housing Services sub-committee welcomed and approved plans for three new council housing developments across Fife.The three developments at New Flockhouse, Lochore, Fair Isle Road, Kirkcaldy

    Published on 16 Feb 2022


  • Pupils, Councillors, Contractors and staff at sod cutting for Dunfermline Learning Campus

    Dunfermline Learning Campus breaks ground

    It was shovels at the ready at the site of the new Dunfermline Learning Campus today as the official “groundbreaking” ceremony took place.Although enabling works on the site are already

    Published on 09 Feb 2022


  • News from South and West Fife Area Committee

    The members of South and West Fife Area Committee met this morning (Wednesday).EXTRA PARKING FOR THE CAIRNS, CHARLESTOWNVice Convener, Cllr Andrew Verrecchia welcomed the report on the proposal to provide

    Published on 02 Feb 2022


  • St Andrews skyline

    Changes to St Andrews town centre domestic waste collections

    From the beginning of March, some residents in St Andrews town centre will see changes to their domestic waste collection service.On Tuesday 1st March, all grey bins in the town

    Published on 01 Feb 2022


  • Free bus travel for under 22's - applications open

    From today (31 January) all children and young people (under 22) living in Scotland, can now benefit from free bus travel. This Scottish Government scheme has the potential to transform

    Published on 31 Jan 2022


  • Baby memorial for Fife

    Parents of the Fife babies, whose ashes weren't returned to their families, are being asked to help design a memorial to commemorate their babies.Following consultation, a number of criteria have

    Published on 31 Jan 2022


  • Have your say on the future of transport in Fife

    Help shape how you get around Fife Fife Council is developing a new Local Transport Strategy that will set out the vision and action plan for transport in the region

    Published on 31 Jan 2022


  • Beath High School praised for supporting young people during the pandemic and leadership of headteacher.

    Beath High School recently welcomed inspectors to the school where they praised the headteacher, senior leaders and staff team for their continued focus on improvement despite the challenges of the

    Published on 26 Jan 2022


  • News from Dunfermline Committee

    Two news items from todays City of Dunfermline Area Committee on 25 January 2022Dunfermline's Local Economic ProfileImplementing the Pupil Equity Funding in DunfermlineDunfermline's Local Economic Profile newsAt 78.1% Dunfermline has

    Published on 25 Jan 2022


  • Plans approved for Leven bridge as council sees cost of all projects rise

    Fife Council’s Policy & Coordination Committee gave the go ahead for essential works on Leven Rail Bridge today, as well as approving funding to cover extra costs in the Cupar

    Published on 20 Jan 2022


  • Lochore Meadows playpark replacement delayed

    Fife Council has expressed disappointment that they’ve had to delay the planned replacement of Lochore Meadows Country Park's play area. But they’ve reassured visitors of Fife’s most popular free attraction

    Published on 19 Jan 2022


  • Roddy Sneddon (left) and Garry Hegg (right) With the new defibrillator.

    New defibrillator for Cupar Trading Estate

    Following the tragic death of a member of their team, Fife Council Building Services staff Garry Hegg and Roddy Sneddon led the campaign to help buy and install a defibrillator

    Published on 18 Jan 2022


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