Partnership Groups

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Fife Partnership Board

The Fife Partnership Board is the community planning partnership for Fife. It provides strategic leadership, overseeing partnership activity to support the delivery of its agreed vision and outcomes, as set out in Fife's Community Plan and Single Outcome Agreement. Both of these documents are available on this page under publications.

The Fife Partnership Board meets four times a year. The lead partner agencies on the board are:

  • Fife Council
  • Police Scotland
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
  • NHS Fife
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Fife Voluntary Action
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Fife College
  • St Andrews University
  • Scottish Government
  • SEStran

The Fife Partnership Board receives reports from the Fife Partnership Executive Group on progress against community planning outcomes.

Fife Partnership Executive Group

The Fife Partnership Executive Group aims to ensure effective delivery of Fife’s Community Plan and Single Outcome Agreement. Its role is to:

Oversee the work of outcome theme lead officers and partnership groups responsible for co-ordinating the Partnership’s work on:
  • Building a stronger, more flexible and diverse economy
  • Sustaining and improving our environment •Improving health and wellbeing in Fife •Making Fife’s communities safer
  • A well educated and skilled Fife •Provide a forum for problem solving and troubleshooting at a senior level
  • Ensure the effective management of partnership funds

Fife Partnership Executive Group meets eight times a year. The group comprises:
  • Chief Executive, Fife Council
  • Chief Executive, NHS Fife
  • Local Policing Commander
  • College principal or depute principal
  • Senior officer from Scottish Enterprise

The Fife Partnership Executive Group receives reports from community planning outcome theme leads and cross cutting partnerships/groups. It reports to the Fife Partnership Board on the work of Fife Partnership.

For anyone thinking of working in partnership, the Fife Partnership Resource Pack provides an overview of community planning and partnership working in Fife as well as guidance for anyone who is involved in, or thinking of becoming involved in, partnership working.

Fife Community Safety Partnership

Fife Community Safety Partnership was established in May 1998 to take forward Fife’s work on community safety.

We endeavour to ensure that people in Fife are safe from crime, disorder, danger and free from injury and harm; Fife’s communities are socially cohesive and tolerant and, are resilient and able to support individuals to take responsibility for their well-being.

We bring together staff from

  • Fife Council;
  • Police Scotland - Fife Division;
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Service - Fife area;
  • NHS Fife;
  • Voluntary and community organisations;
  • Registered Social Landlords; and the
  • business community.

To provide a local response, we operate monthly meetings with all relevant staff working in community safety in each of Fife’s 7 areas: Cowdenbeath, Dunfermline, Glenrothes, Kirkcaldy, Levenmouth, North East and South West Fife.

Each of our local teams, and staff working Fife-wide, work towards Making Fife’s Communities Safer, one of the long term aims within Fife’s Community Plan. Our outcomes for the next three years, held in our Community Safety Strategy, are:

  • People feel safer
  • Better support for victims
  • Reduce crime and antisocial behaviour
  • Reduce re-offending
  • Less risk from injury in the home
  • Less risk from fire
  • Fewer people killed or seriously injured on the roads

Our partnership Strategic Assessment and its Annual Review for 2012 (both available within the publications section on this page) provide a background of comprehensive analysis and evidence on these community safety issues.

We encourage anyone experiencing crime or antisocial behaviour, “Don’t Put Up With It, Report It!”

To report antisocial behaviour call 03451 55 00 22 (lines open Mon – Fri 8am – 8pm). Outwith these times call police on 101. In an emergency contact 999.

We also welcome feedback and suggestions on how to make Fife – and your local community – safer.

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Plus, you can attend one of the regular community engagement meetings in your neighbourhood – see and click on the map for details.

Fife Environmental Partnership

Fife Environmental Partnership is responsible for the Sustaining and Improving our Environment theme of Fife’s Community Plan (available within the publications section on this page).  It aims to work in partnership to set a clear and strategic direction to protect and enhance Fife’s environment in a sustainable manner to pass onto future generations.

Environmental partners include:

  • Fife Council
  • Fife Economy Partnership/Green Business Fife
  • NHS Fife
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • Forestry Commission
  • Fife Rural Partnership
  • Greenspace Scotland
  • Scottish Environmental Protection Agency
  • Scottish Natural Heritage
  • Carnegie College representing Scotland’s Colleges Fife
  • University of St. Andrews
  • Fife Coast and Countryside Trust
  • Third Sector Representation
  • Elected Member Representation


The Environmental Partnership maintains a strategic overview and contributes to the delivery of the Scottish, UK Government and European legislation and targets. Sustaining and Improving our Environment local outcomes include:

  • Less waste
  • Better local environments and a sustainable natural heritage
  • More sustainable transportation
  • Lower CO² emissions from energy use
  • Better water, air and land quality


The remit of the group includes:

  • Providing strategic leadership in the development and improvements to the environment in Fife
  • Monitoring and review achievements of the Environmental Strategy and associated strategies and action plans
  • Coordinating the work of the Fife-wide task groups and area TAPIF groups, by ensuring best practice and identifying gaps in service provision


Fife Environmental Partnership reports to the Fife Partnership Executive Group.  To view the climate change strategy 2014-2020 please click here

Fife Economy Partnership

The Fife Economy Partnership is the economy theme group of the Fife Community Planning Partnership.

Formed in October 2008, the Fife Economy Partnership brings together key players from industry and the public sector to identify and drive forward strategic policies and initiatives to grow the Fife economy and make Fife the best place to do business.  The Fife Economy Partnership wishes to help create a vibrant enterprise culture in Fife to address underlying enterprise weaknesses in Fife’s business base and encourage sustainable economic growth.

It comprises representatives from the private sector, Fife Chamber of Commerce, Fife Council, Scottish Enterprise, the University of St Andrews, Fife College and the Fife Public Sector.

The Partnership, which meets four times a year, is chaired by Chris Parr, Chief Executive of Tullis Russell.

The Partnership’s roles include setting priorities for Fife’s sustainable economic development, making sure that the public sector’s policies and activities support the growth of the Fife economy, and presenting Fife’s case to the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise.

The FEP also oversees the implementation of the Fife Economic Strategy 2017-2027.

Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance

The Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance works on behalf of the Fife Partnership to ensure a focus on improving health and wellbeing and reducing health inequalities across Fife. It is a partnership of councillors, NHS Board members and senior managers from Fife Council, NHS Fife, Fife Voluntary Action, and the Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Alliance works to provide leadership, influence and support to organisations and services across Fife to enable them to:

  • agree and deliver outcomes which will improve health and wellbeing; and
  • work in ways most likely to reduce health inequalities.

The Alliance does not deliver services - it aims to influence strategic approaches and how organisations work.

To find out more about the Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance and work to reduce health inequalities in Fife please go to

For any queries about the Alliance, call 03451 55 55 55 ext. 441245.

Education and Skills Executive Group

The Education and Executive Group is responsible for reporting on progress in achieving the ‘Well Educated and Skilled Fife’ theme of the Community Plan (available within the publications section on this page).

The group is chaired by Joe Fitzpatrick, Head of Local & Community Services. It brings together lead officers from partnerships and organisations concerned with the delivery of Education and Skills:

Scotland’s Colleges - Fife
Getting It Right for Children in Fife
Opportunities Fife
Community Learning and Development Partnership
Skills Development Scotland

The Education and Skills Executive Group reports on 3 Learning Outcomes and 2 Economy Outcomes.

LO1 – Supporting Early Years Development
LO2 – Improved Educational Attainment
LO3 – Improved Educational Achievement
EO1 – A Skilled Workforce
EO4 – Pathways to Employment


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