Fife Partnership Board
The Fife Partnership 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.
The purpose of the Fife Partnership Board is:
- To exercise strategic leadership by developing and clearly communicating the purpose, vision, and intended outcomes for citizens and service users in Fife;
- To ensure that the Fife Partnership has agreed strategic objectives to deliver those outcomes;
- To provide effective governance for the Fife Partnership and its constituent groups;
- To confirm that users receive a high quality of service whether by the Partnership, its constituent organisations or by commissioning;
- To confirm that the Partnership makes best use of resources and that tax payers and service users receive excellent value for money.
- To prepare, monitor and periodically review Fife’s community plan and single outcome agreement.
- In a manner which is both supportive and challenging, to oversee, coordinate, evaluate and identify areas for improvement in the contribution of partnerships and partners to the vision and outcomes set out in the community plan and single outcome agreement;
- To oversee the roll-out of community planning at a strategic and local level;
- To produce an annual community plan report;
- To monitor and periodically review the Fife Partnership Agreement.
To monitor the following partnership budgets:
- Fairer Scotland Fund
- Fife Community Safety Partnership
- Fife Domestic and Sexual Abuse Partnership
- Fife Alcohol and Drug Partnership
- Fife Health and Wellbeing Alliance (Choose Life Fund)
There are three high level outcomes and 15 long term outcomes within the community plan. Each long term outcome has an outcome lead;
- Making Fife’s communities safer: Police Scotland (Superintendent Douglas Milton)
- Meeting the need for suitable housing choices: Fife Council (Derek Muir, Head of Housing & Neighbourhood Services)
- Reducing low income households: Fife Voluntary Action (Kenneth Murphy, CEO Fife Voluntary Action)
- Increasing the capability of Fifers to take action and make a difference to their communities: Fife Council (Paul Vaughan, Senior Manager, Policy, Communications & Area Management)
- Strengthening communities through regeneration: Fife Council (Paul Vaughan, Senior Manager, Policy, Communications & Area Management)
- Raising educational attainment and reducing educational inequality: Fife Council (Bryan Kirkaldy, Head of Education, Central)
- Improving early years development of children in Fife: Fife Council (Bryan Kirkaldy, Head of Education Central)
- Improving the health of Fifers and narrowing the health inequality gap: NHS Fife (Dr Eddie Coyle, Director of Public Health)
- Improving the health and wellbeing of older people in Fife and maintaining their involvement in their local communities: NHS Fife (Dr Eddie Coyle, Director of Public Health).
- Extending employment and skills opportunities: Fife Council (Robin Presswood, Senior Manager, Business & Employability)
- More dynamic businesses: Fife Council (Robin Presswood, Senior Manager, Business & Employability)
- Developing a modern business infrastructure: Fife Council (Robin Presswood, Senior Manager, Business & Employability)
- Improving the knowledge and research base: Fife Council (Robin Presswood, Senior Manager, Business & Employability)
- Growing businesses and employment in key sectors (including investment in renewables and tourism): Fife Council (Robin Presswood, Senior Manager, Business & Employability)
Tackling climate change
- Adapting to climate change: Fife Council (Chris Ewing, Senior Manager, Sustainability)
- Reducing carbon emissions (including reducing energy use, more sustainable transport and less waste): Fife Council (Chris Ewing, Senior Manager, Sustainability)
Fife Partnership Board Membership:
- Fife’s community planning partners are;
- Fife Council
- NHS Fife
- Police Scotland
- Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
- Fife Voluntary Action
- Scottish Enterprise
- Skills Development Scotland
- Fife College
- St Andrews University
- South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)
- Scottish Government.
All of these partners have signed up to the shared objectives set out in the plan. Many other partners, including Fife’s businesses, are closely involved in the work of the partnership. We shall continue to work with the people and communities of Fife to deliver these objectives, with each partner providing a unique and valued contribution.