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Community Facilities Review

As the council looks at improving how we deliver services, it’s important that we make better use of our existing buildings, and make sure any new facilities we build in the future give people easier and wider access to services.

A review of the council's estate earlier this year highlighted that many community buildings are under used, no longer fit for purpose or don't meet the needs of local people. 

Using this information councillors thought about better ways to sustain local services and facilities and identified buildings which can be sold, buildings which could be used in a different way, and buildings which should be kept to deliver a wider range of council and community services.

Now the council wants to hear from local people who might be interested in taking over the running of a building in their community with support from the council on offer.

Area Committees are discussing plans over the next few weeks. Check out what’s happening in your area and find out more about how you could get involved:
 

Dunfermline Area

Councillors discussed future plans for community buildings at City of Dunfermline Area Committtee on September 7. They agreed:

Buildings required for service delivery and community access and directly managed by the council:

  • Balridgeburn Centre
  • Dell Farquharson Centre
  • John Marshall Centre
  • Tower House Youth Centre
  • Townhill Community Centre
  • Tryst Centre
  • Abbeyview Community Centre

Buildings for possible lease or transfer to the community:

  • Halbeath Centre
  • Touch Centre
  • James Allan Centre


Find out more about community ownership if you're interested in running a facility.

Glenrothes Area

Councillors discussed future plans for community buildings at Glenrothes Area Committee on September 7. They agreed:

Buildings required for service delivery and community access and directly managed by the council:

  • Auchmuty Centre
  • Lomond Centre

Buildings for possible lease or transfer to the community:

  • Mitchell Hall, Kinglassie
  • The Whitehouse
  • Macedonia Tenants Meeting Room
  • Collydean Community Centre
  • Stenton Jubilee Centre
  • Victoria Hall, Coaltown of Balgonie
  • Village Hall, Milton of Balgonie
  • Woodside Community Centre
  • Thornton Pensioners Club
  • Thornton Public Hall
  • Cadham Neighbourhood Centre
  • Markinch Town Hall
  • Star of Markinch Village Hall
  • Leslie Town Hall

Buildings for sale:

  • Caskieberran Tenants Meeting Room
  • Kinglassie Community Centre
  • Kinglassie Small Community Centre
  • Kinglassie Clinic/Library
  • Pitteuchar Tenants Meeting Room
  • Rimbleton Tenants Meeting Room


Find out more about community ownership if you're interested in running a facility.

Cowdenbeath Area

Report to be discussed at Cowdenbeath Area Committee on September 28.

Kirkcaldy Area

Councillors discussed future plans for community buildings at Kirkcaldy Area Committee on September 21. They agreed:

Buildings required for service delivery and community access

  • Templehall Community Centre.
     

Buildings for possible lease or transfer to the community –

  • Chapel Neighbourhood Centre,
  • Raeburn Centre,
  • Dysart Centre,
  • Dysart Community Hall,
  • Dysart Town Hall,
  • Dunnikier Community Centre,
  • Kinghorn Community Centre and
  • Glebe Park Centre.

Overton Community Centre, Kirkcaldy East Local Office, St Clair Hall, Dysart Tolbooth, Hayfield Community Centre, Unity Hall, Burntisland, Young Hall, Burntisland, Burntisland Local Office, Upper Hall, Burntisland, Burgh Chambers, Burntisland, Heritage Centre, Burntisland already have leases in place or are under negotiation.
 

Buildings for disposal/sale –

  • Pathhead Halls  
  • Dunnikier OAP Centre. 

In addition, Kirkcaldy North Local Office, Templehall Library, and Templehall Learning Centre have been identified for future disposal should funding be secured to incorporate services run from these buildings in a refurbished Templehall Community Centre. Argos Youth Centre may also be incorporated in a future phase.
 

Community groups have already shown interest in some buildings across Kirkcaldy and the council wants to hear from anyone who would be keen to get involved in taking over the running of a community building. Find out more about community ownership.

Levenmouth Area

Report to be discussed at Levenmouth Area Committee on September 28

North East Fife Area

Councillors discussed future plans for community buildings at North East Fife Area Committee on September 21. They agreed:


Buildings required for service delivery and community access

  • St Andrews Town Hall 
  • County Buildings, Cupar
  • Blyth Hall Newport 
  • Wilkie Memorial Hall, Pitlessie


Buildings for possible lease or transfer to the community –

  • St Monans Town Hall 
  • Town Hall, Auchtermuchty 
  • Corn Exchange, Cupar
  • Pittenweem Old Town Hall 
  • Pittenweem New Town Hall 
  • Burgh Chambers, Tayport
  • Gregory Hall, Tayport 
  • Elie & Earlsferry Town Hall
  • Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews 
  • Victoria Hall, Auchtermuchty

Auchtermuchty Com Centre, Tayside Institute, East Neuk Centre, East Hall Anstruther, Cellardyke Town Hall, Cupar Youth Café, Forgan Arts Centre, Anstruther Local Office, The Gyles, Pittenweem and Crail Community Hall already have leases in place or are under negotiation.


Buildings for sale  

  • St Andrews Local Office


The Committee also agreed that the interests of all Common Good properties should be safeguarded and that there should be further discussions on how proposals for future use of buildings are taken forward.


Community groups have already shown interest in some buildings across north east Fife and the council wants to hear from anyone who would be keen to get involved in taking over the running of a community building. Find out more about community ownership.

South West Fife Area

Councillors discussed future plans for community buildings at South West Fife Area Committee on September 14. They agreed:

Buildings required for service delivery and community access:

  • Parkgate 
  • Valleyfield Community Centre
  • Oakley Community Centre
  • Camdean Centre
  • Inverkeithing Civic Centre
  • The Friary
  • Town House
  • Inverkeithing
  • Ballast Bank Community Centre 
  • Blairhall Community Centre 
  • Dalgety Bay Community Centre
  • Aberdour Community Centre

Buildings for possible lease or transfer to the community:

  • Torryburn Community Centre 
  • Crombie Community Centre 
  • Saline Community Centre
  • Stephen Memorial Hall

Kincardine Senior Citizens, North Queensferry Community Centre, Kincardine Community Centre, and Comrie Community Centre already have leases in place or are under negotiation.


Find out more about community ownership if you're interested in running a facility.

 

Find out more about community ownership if you're interested in running a facility.


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