BCC New members: We pleased to welcome three new members to our Community Council. They are: Ken Littlemore, Graeme Luke and Clare Slater.
Resignation: John Bruce has resigned from our Community Council after many years of service. He remains active in our community and we thank him for his services and wish him well.
Public Meetings: If you would like to join any of our BCC public Zoom meetings, please contact the Chairman or acting Secretary for an electronic invitation. You can do so by emailing the 'contact us' box on this page before noon on the day of the meeting. Our next meeting will be Friday 13th November at 7pm. Meetings can last up to two hours. The meeting agenda will be posted on this website during the week prior to the meeting. (See tab on the right of this page.) If you would like a topic added to the agenda please use the 'contact us' box. You can also raise a topic at the start of the meeting but it will depend on time constraints if it can be included at that meeting.
BEAT & Covid-19 Coronavirus: Our Community Emergency Plan is active. The Burntisland Emergency Action Team (BEAT) and volunteers continue to work for our town residents affected by Covid-19. BEAT have now moved from the Toll Community Centre to the Toll Community Hub in the High Street. Those self isolating because of the Covid-19 crisis, or housebound due to illness or disability, and in need of help, can still contact BEAT to access help. The BEAT prescription collection service has now stopped.
We would like to thank everyone who has donated to our BEAT appeal. We continue to receive donations, small and large, and are very grateful for your continued generosity and support at this challenging time. Our PayPal buttons have been removed from our website until a problem can be resolved, but you can donate by cash, cheque, bank transfer or standing order. If you use the 'contact us' box, our secretary will forward your message to our treasurer who will contact you about arrangements. You can also donate to BEAT via the Toll Community Hub in the High Street where donations of grocery items can also be made.
Foodbank: You may be aware that the Burntisland Foodbank has recently relocated to the Salvation Army Hall in Lonsdale Crescent. They also accept donations of grocery items or money for the Foodbank.
Problems around town: The Fife Council website https://www.fife.gov.uk/ has a lot of information and easy to use features to report issues that don’t require the intervention of a Councilor or a BCC member. At this time of global crisis, please be patient. Council workers may be working from home or re-deployed to other departments.
You can also contact one of our local Fife Councilors who on behalf of our community and who communicate with the BCC members. Our three local Fife Councilors for Ward 9 are: Cllr Backhouse, Cllr Langlands, and Cllr Leslie. Their contact details are at: https://www.fife.gov.uk/kb/docs/articles/about-your-council2/politicians-and-committees/your-local-councillors
We are still recruiting for new BCC members: Despite recruiting three new members, we still have vacancies on BCC. Members are all unpaid volunteers who are interested in helping to improve their community. If you think you could contribute some of your time and energy in this way, please consider joining us! Members must be aged 16 or over and on the Electoral Register for Burntisland. Use the 'contact us' form below to email our secretary if you are interested.
We have removed our PayPal button because of problems
Donations to BCC
If you would like to donate to BEAT, to Christmas Lights, or to general BCC funds, you can do so by cheque, bank transfer or cash. Please use the Contact Us box at the bottom of this page to email us. Our acting Secretary will pass your details on to our Treasurer who will contact you to advise you on arrangements to make your donation. Please supply your name as well as your email address, the amount you wish to donate, and if you wish it to be put towards BEAT, Christmas lights, or general funds. It will be put towards general funds if you do not specify.
Groceries can be donated directly to the BEAT premises in the High Street.
Above: The Council Chamber in the Burgh Chambers. Below: The Burgh Chambers when it still had its spire and clock.
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