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Community Transport Volunteers required

The Royal Voluntary Service are looking for volunteers for community transport services. See their poster here for further information.

First posted: 15-Jun-2021 Last updated: 15-Jun-2021
SMART Policy Helping ensure the Council works better for your Community

The Community Council has agreed a new SMART policy to help ensure actions agreed by us and Fife Council are measurable. Read the policy here.

First posted: 11-Mar-2021 Last updated: 11-Mar-2021
Grass Cutting Cutbacks Park Grass Cutting Cutbacks - Re-wilding?

*** UPDATE - 28/04/2021 ***
The Council have decided to cut all the grass in Bellyeoman Park. This is welcome news.

Original post: While the principle of re-wilding can be a good one, your Community Council is concerned that we could lose a huge section of our public park to these cutbacks that are being masqueraded as 're-wilding'. Read our response to Fife Council here. In essence we believe that we are proposing a sensible compromise which retains the park asset and helps Fife Council save money.

It is about cutbacks from the Council but forced by the Scottish Government. Read more...

First posted: 13-Jan-2021 Last updated: 28-Apr-2021
Park Barrier Damaged Park Barrier - Repaired

In December 2020,the barrier at Bellyeoman Park Car Park was damaged. A temporary fix has been applied to allow the barrier to be closed until a proper fix can be arranged.

[16 Feb 2021] The barrier has now been removed completely. With no word, thus far, from Fife Council, we just hope that is away for repair.

[25 Feb 2021] The barrier has now been repaired, repainted and put back in place. Thank you to Fife Council staff for completing this repair quickly.

Park Barrier Repaired

First posted: 10-Jan-2021 Last updated: 25-Feb-2021
Park Barrier COVID-19 Vaccine Centres & NHS Fife Information Black Hole

NHS Fife are setting up COVID Vaccine Centres across Fife including one at Queen Margaret Hospital.

Unfortunately, NHS Fife's information on vaccination is woeful. At the time of posting, after digging around, we found a page with very little useful information about the vaccination programme in Fife. Despite this, there is evidence that those in the most vulnerable groups are being invited now for their vaccination appointments, which is good news.

Contrast this with the Western Isles Health Board, not only does their Chief Executive post a daily video update (inc Christmas Day and New Years Day), their website has clear information on their vaccination programme and what to expect.

First posted: 10-Jan-2021 Last updated: 13-Jan-2021
Park Barrier New MRI for Queen Margaret Hospital

NHS Fife are investing in a new MRI machine for Queen Margaret Hospital. This type of equipment has a limited lifespan. Here you see the old equipment being lifted out of the hospital for removal on Sunday 10th January 2021.




First posted: 10-Jan-2021 Last updated: 10-Jan-2021
Sink Hole Sink Hole - Bellyeoman Community Woodland

C.Cllr Graeme Whyte spotted that a sink hole had developed in the Community Woodland when out walking during lockdown on 4 May 2020. This was reported to Fife Council, who in turn passed it to the Coal Authority. In the meantime, the Coal Authority have filled in the sink hole and it is now fenced off. The Community Council is endeavouring to find out more information about the hole and the stability of the rest of the Woodland.

The two photos below show the before and after pictures of the sink hole site. The sink hole site is located here.

Sink Hole as found

Sink hole filled in

First posted: 04-May-2020 Last updated: 07-Sep-2020
Fife Council - Events Advice Fife Council - Events Advice

To find out more about organising an event in Fife, please see the Fife Council guide for information which you may find useful if your organisation is organising any events for your area.

First posted: 28-May-2019 Last updated: 28-May-2019
Dementia Friendly Fife Dementia Friendly Fife

To find out more about Dementia Friendly Fife and to become a Dementia Friend, click here.



First posted: 18-Feb-2019 Last updated: 18-Feb-2019
Railway Steps Repaired Railway Steps - Repaired and re-opened:
A big thank you to the team from Fife Council who have repaired the steps in double-quick time - and a great job too.

Update: we continue to ask the Council to keep on top of the maintenance of the path and the overgrown weeds and bushes.

First posted: 18-Mar-2018 Last updated: 10-Jan-2021
Food Waste Food Waste Bags:
Fife Council is currently experiencing delays in delivering food waste in West Fife.

Fifers are now able to pick up food waste bags with their books next time they visit the library, and after their swim at leisure centres in Fife.

Resource Efficient Solutions (RES), Fife Councils arms-length company, have teamed up with Fife Cultural Trust (FCT) and Fife Sports and Leisure Trust (FSLT) to sell food waste bags for Fife Council supplied caddies through ONFife libraries and Fife’s leisure centres. The bags are sold for £1.30 per roll of 25 bags.

Simon Jeynes, Technical Officer for Resource Efficient Solutions, said: “Food waste bags will now be available from ONFife libraries as well as at Leisure Centres in Fife.

“We are continuing to look at the best way to provide food waste bags to households in Fife and will monitor the sale of food waste bags to help us decide how best to provide them in the long term.

We hope that Fife Council is not reneging on its role as waste collector for the tax payers of Fife?

First posted: 23-Feb-2018 Last updated: 23-Feb-2018
Bridge Crack


Kingseat Bridge Crack:
The Community Council was alerted at their November meeting to defects spotted on the Kingseat Road bridge which crosses the old Townhill railway track. Cllr Gavin Ellis took this matter up with colleagues at Fife Council and an engineer's inspection was carried out the next day. We are pleased to report that Fife Council are satisfied that the defect is superficial and they have previously noted this when routinely inspecting the bridge.

These types of defect can occur when uneven settlement occurs but as long as they are superficial in nature then they pose no threat to road users or pedestrians.

Community Council Secretary, Graeme Whyte, said "It was reassuring that this matter had been acted upon so quickly and with such a positive outcome. We thank the engineers at Fife Council and Cllr Ellis for acting so quickly on this matter."

First posted: 10-Nov-2017 Last updated: 10-Nov-2017

Dog Fouling Issues


Dog Fouling:
The Community Council continues to receive ongoing reports of selfish owners not clearing up after their dogs. This problem affects all areas. As the evenings draw in, some owners seem to think that they do not need to pick up in the dark. Let's be extra vigilant and catch these selfish people who would allow our public areas to be filthy Other problems reported include owners hanging poo bags in bushes and trees! If you know the identity of the culprits then please let us know.

Safer Communities Officers are responsible for dealing with Dog Fouling Complaints. More information can be found on the Fife Council website or by telephoning the Safer Communities Officers on 03451 55 00 22 or by emailing

First posted: 13-Feb-2013 Last updated: 27-Aug-2019

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Last updated: 10-Nov-2021