Leven Community Council dissolved because of one missing signature

The community council organises events like PromFest.
The community council organises events like PromFest.

The former chair of Leven Community Council has said “common sense did not prevail” after the organisation was dissolved.

Leven Community Council submitted applications from nine members at the recent elections – the number required – but because one was missing a second signature, it was declared void, meaning the community council lacked the numbers to be reconstituted.

The group had the backing of local politicians as it sought a solution, which would allow it to continue. However, Fife Council refused to let it be reinstated. Its members will have to wait until March 2019 before the community council can be reconstituted.

A public EGM has now been called for next month.

In the meantime, its members will be working as a voluntary organisation. A petition will be set up, requiring signatures from 20 Leven residents, so another election can be arranged.

Former chair Glenn Allan said: “I’m disappointed as ‘common sense’ did not prevail and Leven CC is an active vibrant part of the community. I think Fife Council got this wrong as there does not appear to be consistency. However disappointing though, it is an opportunity for us to come back in March 2019 stronger and more engaged with the people of Leven.”

The public are invited to attend the EGM at Scoonie Bowling Club on November 1, 7pm.