Task Forces ensuring recovery for Fife

Task Forces ensuring recovery for Fife
 

The Fife and Longannet Task Forces were set up in 2015 as a direct response to the closure of local businesses. Including:
  • Tullis Russell’s paper mill, Glenrothes and
  • Scottish Power’s Longannet power station, Kincardine.
 
The aim is to help ease the impact of these closures on the individuals and communities affected. There is also support from the Scottish Government and other task Force members. The immediate and medium-term responses are at a conclusion and included:
  • Offering employment opportunities.
  • Supporting Training or Enterprise activity
  • Funding community regeneration projects.
  • Enabling industrial estate or business property improvements and supporting company growth plans.
 
Long term economic support and task force reporting will be overseen by:

 

Fife Task Force

The Fife Task Force has met on 8 occasions. The most recent was Wednesday 8 November 2017. Attending were Joint Chairs:
  • Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy; and
  • Councillor David Alexander, Joint Leader, Fife Council.
 
There is a 3 year Economic Recovery Action Plan. It identifies a series interventions and initiatives. These are a mix of immediate, short-term and medium to longer term - Strands listed:
  • Workforce support and training.
  • Business recovery and growth.
  • Community regeneration.
  • Business infrastructure and investment, (including the future use of the Tullis Russell site).

 

Longannet Task Force

The above group has met 8 times. The most recent was 30 May 2018. Co-chaired by:
  • Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation & Energy;
  • Councillor David Ross, Joint Leader, Fife Council.
 
The task force agreed an Economic Recovery Action Plan in February 2016. It identifies a series of interventions and initiatives. These are immediate, short-term and medium to longer term - Strands listed:
  • Workforce Support and Training.
  • Business Recovery and Growth.
  • Community Regeneration.
  • Business Infrastructure and Investment.
  • Future Use of the Site and Economic Recovery.
  • Environmental Mitigation.
Andrew Sim, Planner 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 17 82 Contact Andrew Sim online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY

Kirstin Marsh, Project Manager (Fife Task Forces) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 47 18 75 Contact Kirstin Marsh online
By Post: Kingdom House Kingdom Avenue Glenrothes Fife KY7 5LY
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