Partnerships paying off in Glenrothes

Archived news: published on Tuesday 13 Feb 2018 by Fife Council

A recent community day at Glenwood in Glenrothes was a great success

A recent community day at Glenwood in Glenrothes was a great success

Strong partnership working is paying off in Glenrothes according to a positive inspection report by Education Scotland.The inspection of Fife Council's community learning and development partners in central and west Glenrothes took place in October and November last year. 

And the inspection report published today (Monday) found key strengths including:  

  •  Targeted programmes reaching priority groups
  •  Well planned, person centred learning programmes improving life chances
  •  Community members improving the infrastructure and environment of Glenrothes
  •  Volunteers increasing learning opportunities in their community

Chair of the council's Community and Housing Services Committee Cllr Judy Hamilton commented: "This is a very positive report from Education Scotland highlighting the fantastic partnership working that's going on in our local communities.

"Local people, volunteers and council staff are all working together to create a better Glenrothes and there are some great examples of local groups making a big difference, improving wellbeing, inclusion and addressing poverty. 

"I'd like to congratulate everyone involved. Working together, we are helping create a fairer environment and future for the area."

The report highlights groups including St Ninian's Cafe, Glenrothes Foodbank, Lomond Colts, Glenrothes Strollers and Friends of Riverside Park who are all doing brilliant work in the local community and 12 volunteer "community connectors" who are taking forward the Auchmuty Our Place programme, demonstrating real influence on local decision making.

Future recommendations to build on the good work already happening were also agreed as part of the inspection:

  • to improve community voice at area and strategic level
  • and strengthen planning structures to better inform continuous improvement and capture progress

Chair of the council's Glenrothes Area Committee Cllr Fiona Grant added: "The people of Glenrothes have once again shown through all these great examples that they want to get involved in work to improve their communities. 

"There is still work to be done but we will continue to build on this positive report and empower our communities."

For a copy of the inspection report go to www.education.gov.scot

JP Easton, Team Manager (Community Development) 
Tel: 01592 583474 Contact JP Easton online
By Post: The Learning Centre 81 Alexander Road Glenrothes Fife KY7 4EF

Judy Hamilton, Councillor 
Tel: 01592 26 65 17 Contact Judy Hamilton online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT

Fiona Grant, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 23 20 Contact Fiona Grant online
By Post: Fife council, Fife House North Street, Glenrothes,KY7 5LT
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