Bikeability at Fife Cycle Park

It was busy busy at Fife Cycle Park on 28th October as pupils from Lochgelly South and Cardenden Primary schools worked on their cycling skills. The children were there to take part in Bikeability, which is the national cycle training scheme. This was level 1, where basic cycling skills are covered off road. The teaching was supported by Fife Council’s very own Bikeability Co-ordiantor, Shealagh Crabbe, along with Cycle Trainers and staff from Fife Cycle park.

The cycle park provides an excellent place to work on bike skills, and well done and thank you to everyone who took part.

Bikeability at Fife Cycle Park

 

Bike Maintenance Classes

Get your bike into shape this autumn at Fife Cycle Park with new Bike Maintenance Classes. A series of three classes will be held at Fife Cycle Park, Lochgelly, in conjunction with Leslie Bike Shop.

Learn how to do safety checks, brake and gear tweaks along with general maintenance and care in these evening 2 hour sessions, for only £10.

Tuesday 19th November 7-9pm

Tuesday 26th November 7-9pm

Monday 9th December 7-9pm

Thursday 12th December 7-9pm

Call 01592 583493 or email cycle.park@fife.gov.uk to book your place.

 

FCP Bike maintenance class poster

Let’s talk about transporting people

Fife Council is starting a long-term engagement process in order to increase public participation in designing core services and deciding how a significant portion of its budget is spent.

We’re asking residents to find out more about the passenger transport services we provide, which help people travel around Fife for a variety of reasons. We invest £22 million each year in these services.

Over the year ahead, we want Fifers to help us explore whether resources could be used differently, for better results. This is about working together to design the best solutions for the future.

We’ve published a range of information to help people understand what we invest in at the moment, and why we think it’s important

http://our.fife.scot/transportingpeople

This includes supported local bus services, rail concessions, school transport and demand responsive transport.

  • Right now, people have a chance to understand the impact these services have on Fifer’s lives, how much they cost and to tell the council what they think already works well, or to ask questions about the services.
  • In October and November, we’ll ask what solutions people would like to see in an ideal world. This will involve an interactive online conversation where residents will be able to rate and comment on each other’s ideas, as well as face to face conversations with transport users.
  • Early in 2020, we’ll start to consider how ‘the dream’ matches up with policy, legislation, existing contracts and other practicalities, so that we can refine ideas and gather some more specific feedback.
  • Later in 2020, we’ll put some concrete options up for a vote.

This is not a traditional consultation process. Several phases of engagement, including opportunities to get involved offline as well as online, will explore a complex set of services, which are inextricably linked to other public services and wider aspects of community life.  This is one of the ways in which we are taking forward participatory budgeting (PB) in Fife.  This is a new approach for councils and we will be learning from it as we go.  You can find out more about PB, and what we’re aiming to achieve through https://pbscotland.scot/charter

Please encourage your family, friends and local communities to look out for information and get involved.

The first phase of the exercise is live now, with information available at http://our.fife.scot/transportingpeople

To join online debates and submit feedback Fifers need to register with a new citizen participation platform, ‘Let’s Talk about our Fife’. This online platform is being developed by COSLA for Scottish councils to use. It will increasingly allow councils to open up debates and gather feedback, as well as letting residents share ideas and submit proposals, comment on other people’s input and participate in votes and polls. Through the various sections of the system, citizen-generated ideas can lead to actions by Fife Council and partners.