Below are just a few of our recent activities. With the limited resources available we work tirelessly to improve our town. Over the years Burntisland Community Council have have had some notable successes and have also given birth to organisations such as the Burgh Buzz, Burntisland Heritage Trust, and Burntisland Community Development Trust.
Internal Illumination of Burgh Chambers 2017
Each year the Community Council organises the arrangements for the Remembrance Day Service and provides refreshments for the organisations and individuals taking part.
Scots Verse Competition
This competition which involves the Primary School, first started in 1986. It came about as a way of commemorating the death of King Alexander III on his way to Kinghorn. Today the 6 primary classes compete for a trophy and a medal in Scots verse recitation.
East Links Play Area
This fantastic new facility was first suggested by Claire Campbell and her daughter Megan. Claire along with assistance from the Community Council and the many sponsors raised thousands of pounds to make it possible.
The Spider Park
This popular play area at the western end of the Links takes it's name from the central play frame which has the appearance of a spider's web. Fife Council deemed the play facilities unsafe and they were removed in 2015. Stalwart Community Councillor, Morag Douglas, took up the challenge of raising the funds to replace the equipment used by younger children.
The Community Council is here to express the views of the people of Burntisland. This can be done in many ways. One of the biggest consultations in recent years took place during the compilation of the Community Action Plan.
It looked as if there would be no Christmas Lighting in Burntisland in 2017. No organisation came forward with proposals so the Community Council decided to see what could be done. It was found after testing, that all of the old lighting was beyond repair and none of it could be salvaged. Local Councillor, Gordon Langlands secured some funding from Fife Council and it was decided to light the interior of the Burgh Chambers. This could be done without employing a qualified electrician and the work was carried out by members. We were fortunate in securing the services of an electrician who said he could illuminate the trees at the War Memorial and the Port. Since then due to community fundraising, including support from the local Co-operative store and Carol Anne Crossan, and hard work by George Mclauchaln and others, our town centre has looked festive with its Christmas lights. See Christmas lights page for details. Renewal and additional lighting still requires ongoing fund raising.
Involving All The Community
This event is held on Games Day in early July. It allows the towns people of Burntisland to welcome back old friends .It is an opportunity to meet over refreshments before parading along the High Street behind the pipe band to the Highland Games arena for the opening ceremony.
Each year in December the Communuty Council face the difficult task of deciding who of the many names put forward will receive this prestigious award.The winner receives an individually crafted certificate, highly prized lapel badge and a medallion.
One of the main concerns of Burntisland Community Council is protecting our environment. Living in such a wonderful and diverse setting we take this responsibility very seriously. We have organised regular beach cleans and tackled problems with waste, dog fowling and pollution. Beach cleans are now organised monthly by local residents.
We work closely with our Local Councillors and with all departments of Fife Council and other agencies to ensure that Burntisland benefits from any assistance available.
These are just a few of our many successes. Nothing can be achieved without local input. We are always looking for help. If you feel that you have something to offer your community get in touch with us or come along to our monthly meetings.