Fife Council

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Fife Council met on Thursday to set a balanced budget that protects services and freezes council tax for the coming year. The council has also agreed that it will hold council tax at its current level and is calling on the Scottish Government to release £9.3 million that was being held back in

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Councillors have approved almost £300,000 funding for four community projects in Glenrothes and its surrounding areas. Fife Council's Glenrothes Area Committee members recommended funds from the Fife Community Recovery Fund should be allocated to four projects in and around Glenrothes.

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Fife Council has been successful in a bid for funding from the Scottish Government which will see families benefit from a “cash first “ approach. The Cash First Fund aims to reduce the need for emergency food parcels and food banks and will provide help to low-income families.

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A three-year plan to tackle the challenges faced by homeless people in Fife was agreed by councillors recently amid a warning that the local authority could declare a housing emergency. Last week, SHN reported that councillors in the region said they will have no choice but to become the fourth

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Councillors in Fife have this week agreed plans to regenerate council housing in Touch, Dunfermline. The City of Dunfermline Area Committee voted to demolish 94 properties on Law Road and Henryson Road, with an agreement to redevelop the site for affordable housing.

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Gavin Smith, chair of the CIH Scotland Board and service manager at Fife Council, reflects on the Autumn Statement and what it means for the private rented sector. On 22 November the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, announced as part of the UK Government’s Autumn Statement that Local

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