Where should Levenmouth make its savings?

Buckhaven Community Centre
Buckhaven Community Centre
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People in Levenmouth will be given the chance to have their say on Fife Council’s budget proposals at two local events next week.

As part of the local authority’s Big Change Challenge, public meetings will be held at Parkhill Primary School and Buckhaven Community Centre where members of the community can hear about the latest budget proposals and talk to elected members about their concerns.

The meetings are part of a series of events taking place in towns right across the Kingdom until December 12.

The public events follow weeks of online consultation during which Fife Council received more than 7000 comments on their savings proposals.

Fife Council need to save just under £100 million over the next four years, and these events have been put in place to give the public the chance to comment on the proposed savings in education, business and jobs, environment, housing and communities, social work and health, transport and working smarter.

Dave Paterson, area services manager for Levenmouth, said: “At the end of the day, the savings being proposed are still a draft, and it is still possible that those proposals could change before the final budget is put in place in February.

“At the meetings, we will try to gauge how the public are feeling and any concerns that they have.”

“People will have the chance to put forward their own proposals and for those who may not have had a chance to take part in the online consultation, I would encourage them to come along too.”

The meetings take place at Parkhill Primary School in Leven on Monday, December 2 at 6.00p.m. and at Buckhaven Community Centre, on Tuesday, December 3 at 6.00p.m.

To view the draft budget, go to www.fifedirect.org and search ‘Big Change Challenge’.