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Scottish Power Networks - Townhill Road Disruption

Out of date electricity mains cables require upgrading to be fit for purpose for current and future demands on our electricity network. In some cases, parts of our network may be 60 years old and definitely requiring upgraded.

Unfortunately this will mean inevitable disruption whilst the works are carried out. SPEN have worked closely with Fife Council to try and minimise any disruption, such as tunnelling under Appin Crescent, rather than digging it up.

The work area will be from Townhill Power Station to Elgin Street and the area that will have the most impact on residents and businesses will be Townhill Road.

SPEN plan to start work on 1 April 2024 and the work may carry on through until September 2024. While every effort will be taken to minimise disruption to the community, there will inevitably be delays at sections where temporary traffic lights will manage traffic flow. It is not envisaged that Townhill Road will subject to a closure order, but there may be short periods of closure while plant moves in and out of work areas.

The information leaflets provided by SPEN can be viewed here.

First posted: 24-Mar-2024 Last updated: 24-Mar-2024
SMART Policy Helping ensure the Council works better for your Community

The Community Council has agreed a new SMART policy to help ensure actions agreed by us and Fife Council are measurable. Read the policy here.

First posted: 11-Mar-2021 Last updated: 11-Jul-2023
Voter ID Voter ID

The UK Government has decided to introduce Voter ID for voting at a polling station at the next UK parliament election which will be held sometime in 2024.

Please read the following guide for further information.

First posted: 22-Dec-2023 Last updated: 22-Dec-2023
Sink Hole Sink Hole - Bellyeoman Community Woodland

C.Cllr Graeme Whyte spotted that a sink hole had developed in the Community Woodland when out walking during lockdown on 4 May 2020. This was reported to Fife Council, who in turn passed it to the Coal Authority. In the meantime, the Coal Authority have filled in the sink hole and it is now fenced off. The Community Council is endeavouring to find out more information about the hole and the stability of the rest of the Woodland.

The two photos below show the before and after pictures of the sink hole site. The sink hole site is located here.

Sink Hole as found

Sink hole filled in

First posted: 04-May-2020 Last updated: 07-Sep-2020
Fife Council - Events Advice Fife Council - Events Advice

To find out more about organising an event in Fife, please see the Fife Council guide for information which you may find useful if your organisation is organising any events for your area.

First posted: 28-May-2019 Last updated: 28-May-2019
Bridge Crack


Kingseat Bridge Crack:
The Community Council was alerted at their November meeting to defects spotted on the Kingseat Road bridge which crosses the old Townhill railway track. Cllr Gavin Ellis took this matter up with colleagues at Fife Council and an engineer's inspection was carried out the next day. We are pleased to report that Fife Council are satisfied that the defect is superficial and they have previously noted this when routinely inspecting the bridge.

These types of defect can occur when uneven settlement occurs but as long as they are superficial in nature then they pose no threat to road users or pedestrians.

Community Council Secretary, Graeme Whyte, said "It was reassuring that this matter had been acted upon so quickly and with such a positive outcome. We thank the engineers at Fife Council and Cllr Ellis for acting so quickly on this matter."

First posted: 10-Nov-2017 Last updated: 10-Nov-2017

Dog Fouling Issues


Dog Fouling:
The Community Council continues to receive ongoing reports of selfish owners not clearing up after their dogs. This problem affects all areas. As the evenings draw in, some owners seem to think that they do not need to pick up in the dark. Let's be extra vigilant and catch these selfish people who would allow our public areas to be filthy Other problems reported include owners hanging poo bags in bushes and trees! If you know the identity of the culprits then please let us know.

Safer Communities Officers are responsible for dealing with Dog Fouling Complaints. More information can be found on the Fife Council website or by telephoning the Safer Communities Officers on 03451 55 00 22 or by emailing

First posted: 13-Feb-2013 Last updated: 11-Jul-2023

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Last updated: 01-Apr-2024