Townscapes report on Scotland, Oct 19

The Townscapes project launched at the Bennett Institute brings together a variety of different data sources to offer a deeper analysis of how towns are faring across the regions and nations of Britain. It aims to step away from the generalisations and dogmas that infuse much of the contemporary policy debate and offer instead a more finely grained picture of how different towns relate to their wider regions and nations, as well as to their nearest cities. It showcases the merits of a more granular and regionally rooted perspective for our understanding of geographical inequalities and the kinds of policy needed to address them.

Interestingly, Dunfermline is the third most improving town in Britain in the Townscapes’ Improvement Index and no Scottish town features in Britain’s 20 most declining towns.

Read the report here

 

Local Economic Profiles 2018

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 required all 32 community planning partnerships in Scotland to prepare a local outcome improvement plan during 2017.   There is also a requirement to produce at least one locality plan targeting areas of greatest need.

As part of the Local Community Planning process, Local Economic Profiles for each of the 7 areas in Fife have been published and can be accessed by clicking on the links below.  These profiles provide key economic statistics on employment, business activity, tourism, town centres, earnings and qualifications and skills to inform this process.

Dunfermline
Cowdenbeath
Glenrothes
Kirkcaldy
Levenmouth
North East Fife
South West Fife

 

Expected Impact of Welfare Reform Changes for Fife by 2020

Significant amounts of money have been, and are being, lost to local people and the local
economy each year as a result of UK welfare benefit changes. The expected loss to the Fife
economy is estimated at around £153 million, per year, by 2020. That means that, on
average, each adult of working age will have around £655 less in their pocket each year.
The geographical impact of the changes is uneven, with poorer communities more likely to
be affected. The full impact of welfare reform changes has yet to be fully seen in Fife with
some reforms yet to be implemented.

This briefing highlights the expected impact for Fife:

Expected Impact of Welfare Reform Changes

Local Strategic Assessments 2018

Local Strategic Assessments 2018 for each of the 7 areas in Fife are available by clicking on the links below.

They provide an overview of new and updated local research and evidence relating to the 7 local areas, to help to inform the refresh of local community plans.

City of Dunfermline
Cowdenbeath
Glenrothes
Kirkcaldy
Levenmouth
North East Fife
South West Fife

The Provision and Impact of Alcohol in Fife

 

This report provides a great example of collaborative working in Fife with colleagues from NHS Fife, Fife Council and Fife Alcohol & Drug Partnership working together to provide an in-depth analysis of alcohol provision and alcohol related harm. Read More

Our Place: Living in Fife 2016

Places can help define us, they can give us a sense of belonging and they are the backdrop to everything we do. Having good places to live our lives in can enrich us and make it easier to achieve our ambitions. Read More

Local Strategic Assessments 2016

The Local Strategic Assessment provides an overview of how the local area concerned is doing. It collates a wide range of information and, through facilitated sessions with a range of individuals involved in the Local Community Planning process, gives key input for the refresh of Local Community Plans and input into the wider Fife-wide Strategic Assessment.

Reports available are-:

Cowdenbeath

Dunfermline

Glenrothes

Kirkcaldy

Levenmouth

North East Fife

South West Fife