West Fife village chief hails level of community support

West Fife village chief hails level of community support

A local stalwart and chair of the Oakley and Comrie Coalfields Community Future Group has hailed the good level of support from local people in trying to regenerate their areas. Oakley and Comrie’s five-year Community Action plan was launched at Oakley’s community centre on Saturday, 27 April 2013. Community leader, John Bonnar, who is chair […]

Coalfield fund puts trust in community input for West Fife villages action plan

Coalfield fund puts trust in community input for West Fife villages action plan

  A community action plan for Oakley and Comrie has been officially launched thanks to input from local residents. A forum event organised by the Community Futures Steering Group was held on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at Oakley Community Centre. The event followed on from a Community Open Day held to invite residents to have […]

5 year plan for Oakley to be launched

It’s all systems go for Oakley and Comrie as the area’s five-year Community Action Plan will be officially launched at a gala event in Oakley Community Centre on Saturday, 27 April. John Bonnar Chair of the Coalfields Community Future Group said: “We hope people will turn out in force to give the plan a really good send […]

Stig found dumped in wood

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a terrapin in poor condition was found in woodland. A member of the public walking their dog discovered the creature in Inzievar Wood, Oakley. Now named Stig, the mature red eared terrapin is recovering at the Edinburgh and Lothians Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre. Animal Rescue Officer Kieran […]

West Fife earmarked for future wind turbine developments

West Fife earmarked for future wind turbine developments

Areas of West Fife stretching from Dunfermline city limits heading west through Cairneyhill, Blairhall, Oakley and towards Kincardine have been earmarked as the likeliest spots for wind turbine developments by Fife Council. The area earmarked as most suitable for onshore wind turbine sites halts at the Clackmannanshire border on the west of Kincardine, and south of Blairingone […]

Cut-off date for Oakley £25,000 regeneration fund for groups

Time is running out for local organisations in Oakley to apply for a share of the Coalfields Regeneration Trusts’ £25,000 fund to help the area shape its future. Oakley Coalfield Community Futures has had already enjoyed great input and views from local people and groups through a survey, interviews and meetings. Over 250 people attended […]

Switch to new bins system for Dunfermline and West Fife areas

Switch to new bins system for Dunfermline and West Fife areas

  Half of homes in Dunfermline and West Fife will see the introduction of their fourth household bin from March, with remaining homes switching in the autumn. Fife Council has been rolling out a new green bin for cans and plastics and a new collection system across all areas of the Kingdom after a trials took place and […]

Video: Oakley village history committed to digital archive

Video: Oakley village history committed to digital archive

An Oakley resident has started sourcing and tranferring old community photography and cine film into a digital archive. John Bonnar, 72, chairman of the Oakley Community Centre Management Committee, started the projected.  The initial production of his historical footage of the village life from decades ago received its first showing at a recent Community Futures Open Day […]