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  • 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

  • domestic abuse support

    Council support for victims of domestic abuse

    AS ADVICE continues to be stay safe at home, Fife Council is supporting people across the Kingdom for whom home is not a safe place to be.Working closely with Fife

    Published on 07 May 2020

  • Webchat service for customers

    Since the outbreak of coronavirus, we’ve been working in different ways to help efforts to slow the spread, whilst continuing to support our customers.This has included making sure as many

    Published on 07 May 2020

  • Foster Carers making staying at home fun

    Fife Council foster carers are pulling out all the stops to make staying at home fun for the children in their care.They are crafting, baking, dancing, laughing, playing, singing, walking,

    Published on 06 May 2020

  • Burntisland Fair cancelled

    Burntisland Fair 2020 will not take place this year, in line with Government advice about avoiding large social gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.Fife Council and members of the Scottish Section

    Published on 04 May 2020

  • Keeping vital services running safely in Fife

    Two Fife Council bin lorries are now carrying the simple and strong national public message ‘Stay Home, Save Lives and Protect the NHS’. The council's priority is keeping local people,

    Published on 04 May 2020

  • The Leven Programme’s response to Covid-19

    The Leven Programme is helping the response to Covid-19 by financially supporting Levenmouth’s emergency food work.Due to the government restrictions The Leven Programme's been unable to carry out the face

    Published on 04 May 2020

  • Coronavirus children’s wellbeing study: how are you doing?

    Our lives have changed very quickly because of the Coronavirus.A lot of adults are in the news and online saying what it is like for them, but Children’s Parliament want

    Published on 01 May 2020

  • Coronavirus Service Updates

    Immediate family only at funerals

    To keep people safe, funerals are restricted to immediate family only.Funerals are being limited to small numbers of family members to help stop the spread of Covid-19 by minimising social

    Published on 23 Apr 2020

  • East Fife villages green bin collections this Saturday

    If you live in these areas and have the 4 bin kerbside system, please put your green bin out to be picked up on Saturday 25 April:ColinsburghKilconquharEarlsferryElieSt MonansLundin LinksLower/Upper LargoLargo

    Published on 22 Apr 2020

  • Money advice: Alternatives to paying for items with cash

    With many shops and services currently preferring contactless payments to cash, you may be finding it more difficult than usual to get help from a trusted friend or volunteer to

    Published on 17 Apr 2020

  • Coronavirus business update

    Update on business grants

    We’d like to apologise to any businesses who didn’t receive an automatic email response to acknowledge their business support grant application. We did have an issue with this, but we’ve

    Published on 17 Apr 2020

  • Work re-starts on Raith Grove

    WORK on the completion of the new Raith Grove Children’s Home in Kirkcaldy has re-started due to an urgent need for accommodation for vulnerable children in the Kingdom.Fife Council started

    Published on 10 Apr 2020

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