A chance to talk about Fife’s Future – How can Social Enterprises help ?

Fife Council wants to offer straightforward, modern and supportive local services that open-up opportunity and help make Fife a better, fairer place to live and work.

The Council leader, David Ross, invites you to one of the public workshops to discuss how Fife Council might achieve this aim.

  • Tuesday 7 February 2017, 6pm-8pm, Rothes Halls, Glenrothes or
  • Thursday 9 February 2017, 6pm-8pm Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline

If you saw the BBC One documentary, “The Council” in December, it may have added to your local knowledge about the challenges Fife Council faces, the breadth of services the Council provides and the range of people that rely on them. The Council is bound by law to do some things, while other policies and spending plans are decided by local Councillors.

The challenge in a nutshell…

  • Fife’s population is increasing and ageing;
  • people want and need different things from local services nowadays;
  • Fife Council wants to invest to improve lives but must also save millions of pounds each year; and
  • the budget covers everything from streetlights and stray dogs to schools and social care;
  • rising costs and reduced funding.

To make sure vital services are fit for the future Fife Council must make changes. These public workshops – just part of ongoing conversations with communities – are an opportunity to hear from Councillors about the challenges and choices facing Fife and to contribute to improving public services.

The workshops will allow you to:

  • hear about what the Council has done to find out how different areas within Fife are doing and what’s needed to help make the places we live better in the future;
  • share your views on the priorities for making Fife a better, fairer place to live and work; and
  • tell us how you think public services should change to deliver these priorities.

Places are limited at each workshop. Please register to attend using the following links to the Eventbrite website –



See more about the challenges and changes to public services in Fife at www.fifedirect.org.uk/letstalk