COWDENBEATH Community Council could do with more volunteers, in fact another seven to be precise.

Council secretary, Christine Gourlay, said this week that while the council was performing well a few more extra people aboard could make a huge difference.

Said Christine: "Community councils play an important part in communities. "They can help bring people together and make things happen. They can provide elected councillors and statutory bodies with the grassroots viewpoints and opinions that are essential to shaping services and making decisions about issues that matter to local people.

"New blood is always needed to allow community councils to grow and develop and we could certainly do with a few more."

She added: "So if you are interested in volunteering, if you want to make things happen in Cowdenbeath, if you have reached the age of 16, if you are resident in Cowdenbeath, if you are registered in the register of local government electors with your address in Cowdenbeath and if you are not an elected member of Fife Council…..then get in touch."

Any applications to join the community council will be considered at the January 2019 meeting of Cowdenbeath Community Council on Thursday January 17.

Contact them by email at or by post to the chairperson at 16 Arthur Street, Cowdenbeath.

It is an important time in the town as the major High Street upgrade nears completion with much planned for the new Green Square area bnear the railway bridge.