Service in Levenmouth will remain after move

Former Fife Voluntary Action office in Buckhaven
Former Fife Voluntary Action office in Buckhaven

The chief executive of a charity based in Buckhaven for 10 years has assured locals the service will remain the same despite a relocation to Glenrothes.

Kenny Murphy, chief executive for Fife Voluntary Action, insisted the people of Buckhaven, Methil and the rest of Levenmouth would not be affected after the group moved to new premises last week.

“The people will continue to get the exact same service as they had before. We don’t want to reduce it at all, and to be honest, we wouldn’t get away with it.”

Kenny noted that although the office, which was based on College Street in Buckhaven, was not used as a drop in centre, FVA will continue to work in the area.

“We will work with Fife Council and our other partners to make sure we still have events in the area and make use of the community centre, etc,” said Kenny.

He explained that the charity had been looking to relocate for some time.

“They have been looking to move for a number of years, pre-dating my time with FVA,” said Kenny.

“Consultants were brought in to find new premises and after I arrived around 18 months ago, the lease was coming to its end and the landlord decided they wanted to sell the building, so they served notice, which kind of forces you to find somewhere new.”

He said the new office in Glenrothes was an ideal space as it was more central and provided more room for training.

All of the staff working in Buckhaven have also been retained, and Kenny said FVA would continue to recruit from the Levenmouth area.