LOCHGELLY will again have its community council after 11 people have come forward to take their place on the organisation.

The town's previous community council fell by the wayside last autumn when not enough people came forward to fill the minimum number of eight places available.

However, at the beginning of the year there was a resurgence of interest in joining a new body and an election was planned for Thursday.

But with 11 people being nominated for the maximum 16 seats on the organisation it will be reformed without an election.

Said a spokesperson for Fife Council: "Following the close of nominations at 4 pm on Thursday February 21, eight of the ten community Councils that we received petitions for had sufficient nominations to re-establish and that includes Lochgelly."

The town is joined by seven other communities in having a community council reformed.

The first meeting of the new community council will be within the next few weeks and it is good news for Lochgelly.

The previous organisation was very active and led the campaign for a new health centre in the town along with improvements to the town's public park along with improvements to the town centre.