News and views from Fife Greens

Greens call for Northern Link Road to be scrapped under new planning rules

Mon 16 Jan, 2023

The Fife Green Party have said the proposed Northern Link Road running through Townhill Country Park must be scrapped, under new planning rules passed by the Scottish Parliament this week (Wed 11th January)



The fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) lays out the policies which councils must use to decide where to site new houses, roads, schools and industrial sites.It says climate and the environment must be a top priority, along with providing active travel routes and protecting green spaces.



Paint the City Green! - Greens push for City Murals

Mon 28 Nov, 2022

The West Fife Group of the Scottish Green Party are calling on Fife Council to invest in local artists to help brighten up our tired and empty spaces to help breathe life in to our new City.

Following the success of the Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail and similar installations in Edinburgh and Dundee, the West Fife Greens want Dunfermline to follow suit and bring colour and character to dreary spaces and tired walls.

 

Fife Greens praise decision to protect Albert Hotel

Wed 7 Sep, 2022

Fife Greens praise decision to protect Albert Hotel

Fife Greens are delighted with Fife Council’s decision to reject applications to turn the Albert Hotel North Queensferry in to apartments. The decision of the planning committee to reject Festival Inns resubmitted application is great news for the village and we hope to see plans for community ownership progress.

 

Former SNP councillor joins Greens

Tue 28 Jun, 2022

Media release - Fife Greens

Former SNP councillor joins Greens

 

A former SNP councillor in Dunfermline has switched to the Scottish Greens, citing concerns over the climate emergency.

 

Ian Ferguson, who retired at this election, represented Dunfermline North for the SNP following a by-election win in 2015, holding the seat again from 2017 to 2022.

 

A Green Recovery for Fife: Fife Greens summer branch meeting (online)

Wed 24 Jun, 2020

Thu, 2 July 2020, 19:30 – 21:00

Fife Greens branch meeting with special guest speakers Lorna Slater (party Co-Leader) and Mark Ruskell (MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife)

Meet Mark and Lorna in the living room, the kitchen; wherever you are comfortable. Mark Ruskell, your local Scottish Green Party MSP, and Lorna Slater, party Co-Leader will be at a virtual meeting.

Fife Branch Committee members will be there too, and as many of the membership as can make it. The theme will be “Green Recovery” and what that looks like in Fife.

Stellar line-up for post-Conference Social

Wed 4 Mar, 2020

Fife Greens would love you to come to our Social in St Bryce Centre after Conference.

Tickets cost £10 and are available when booking your ticket for Conference and on the door at St Bryce Centre from 6pm.

You can find more info about the Conference itself here: https://greens.scot/conf

Fife Greens Announce Candidates for West Fife By Elections

Tue 15 Oct, 2019

Fife Greens have announced their candidates for the Rosyth and Dunfermline Central by-elections, taking place on the 14th November. 

Craig McCutcheon will be standing for the Rosyth seat, whilst Fiona McOwan has been selected to stand for Dunfermline Central.

Craig was born and brought up in Rosyth and now lives back in the town with his wife and young daughter. He works in communications for a major local employer, and said that Rosyth can benefit from a Green New Deal for Scotland.

Kirkcaldy Waterfront - time to have your say

Wed 26 Sep, 2018

Plans for Kirkcaldy Waterfront

One of Kirkcaldy’s greatest assets is our waterfront location and the stunning views over the Forth.

Plans to improve connections between the High Street and the waterfront include:

Locals want leisure, not parking

Fri 21 Sep, 2018

A recent survey found that improving leisure facilities on Kirkcaldy Prom was more important to local residents than creating more parking.

Kirkcaldy Prom is widely acknowledged as the town’s greatest potential asset – however, an asset that is largely unrealised.  With the plan to narrow the road to a single carriageway between the harbour and Tollbooth Street, the question remains – what should the additional space this frees up be used for? And how much of it, if any, should be given over to parking?

Have your say on reducing waste in Fife

Mon 22 Jan, 2018

Do you have any bright ideas for reducing waste in Fife?

Fife Council is currently preparing a new resources (waste) strategy, and is asking for your views on the best ways to reduce waste and repair, reuse and recycle items.

The strategy will look at waste as a resource rather than something to throw away. In addition to the environmental benefits that this could offer, the money saved on waste disposal could then be invested in local services.