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Adult Education Classes

  • 24 Nov 2023

Ore Valley Housing Association is piloting adult education classes in collaboration with WEA (Workers' Educational Association).

Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer Event

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • Useful Information

OVHA's Winter Warmer event takes place on the 6th of December between 10am and 12pm at Auchterderran Church Hall.

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Fife Climate Hub

  • 7 Nov 2023

The Fife Climate Hub are the newest tenants in the Ore Valley Business Centre.

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Bowhill Miners Institute

  • 31 Oct 2023

The redevelopment of the Bowhill Miners Institute into flats continues to gather pace.


2022/23 Annual Report

  • 20 Sep 2023
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley Housing Association is delighted to publish it's 2022/23 Annual Report.

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Annual General Meeting

  • 12 Sep 2023
  • Useful Information

OVHA is hosting its Annual General Meeting on Thursday the 19th of September 2023


Ore Valley HA's Big Summer Sit Doon

  • 8 Sep 2023
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley hosted its ‘Big Summer Sit Doon’ event for its tenants on Wednesday the 24th of August at Auchterderran Church. The theme for the event was ‘Healthy Homes, Healthy Lives’ looking at what makes a home healthy from both the tenant and landlord’s perspective. 

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Violence Against Women and Girls

  • 1 Sep 2023
  • Community and Neighbourhood

As part of our staff training to raise awareness about Domestic Abuse and Violence against women and girls some of our staff team recently attended the 'What Were You Wearing' Exibit 2023.

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Big Idea Project

  • 3 Jul 2023
  • Budgeting and Welfare

Fife Housing Group and partner associations secure over £345k to deliver Big IDEA and tackle fuel poverty.

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CEO Update

  • 28 Jun 2023
  • Useful Information

Andrew Saunders is to retire from Ore Valley Housing Association at the end of June this year, after more than 23 years of service to the organisation.

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July 2023 Newsletter

  • 1 Jun 2023
  • Newsletters

Our latest newsletter has been published for the summer holidays.

Board Vacancy

OVHA Board Member Recruitment

  • 17 May 2023
  • Useful Information

We are seeking to recruit volunteers to join our Management Board which meets one evening per month.

Ore Valley Business Centre Rooms To Let

Ore Valley Business Centre - Office Space Available

  • 16 May 2023
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley Housing Association's commercial business centre has office spaces available to rent. Offices that can accomodate 4, 9 and 14 desk spaces are available.

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May Public Holidays

  • 24 Apr 2023
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley offices will be closed on several dates in May due to public holidays

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Dr. Bike - Free Bike Surgery Event

  • 3 Apr 2023

Ore Valley Housing Association will be hosting a free bike repair and information session at the Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly on the 13th of April between 10.30am to 1..30pm.

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Cosy Kingdom Energy Advice - Wednesday 1st March 2023

  • 28 Feb 2023
  • Useful Information

Cosy Kingdom will be attending OVHA's Warm Space session tomorrow....

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Social Housing Fuel Support Fund

  • 30 Jan 2023
  • Budgeting and Welfare

Ore Valley Housing Association have secured additional funding to provide a limited number of Warm Home Support Packages for tenants who are struggling to heat their own home.

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OVHA Offices - OPEN

  • 5 Jan 2023

Please be aware that Ore Valley Housing Association's offices re-opened following the festive period from 9am on Thursday the 5th of January 2023.

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December 2022 Newsletter

  • 19 Dec 2022
  • Newsletters

Our latest newsletter has been published...

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Cosy Corner

  • 9 Nov 2022

Cosy Corner During the months of November & December we will be opening our doors and providing a warm space for anyone who needs it. Hot drinks, Wi-Fi and access to TV and laptops.

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Fife Voices Housing Advocacy Project

  • 19 Oct 2022
  • Budgeting and Welfare

This Project funded by the Scottish Government Homeless Prevention Fund provides advocacy support for vulnerable tenants to assist them in accessing key services, helping to promote tenancy sustainability and to break the cycle of homelessness.

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Autumn 2022 Newsletter

  • 12 Oct 2022
  • Newsletters

Our Autumn 2022 newsletter is here! Online and downloadable pdf versions are available here!

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

  • 20 Sep 2022
  • Useful Information

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners thoughout the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.


Tenants Home Contents Insurance

  • 20 Sep 2022
  • Budgeting and Welfare

We know that with living costs increasing money can be tight, but it is is still a good idea to plan your household finances to include affordable home contents insurance, as this could avoid you having to replace something that has been lost, stolen, damaged or accidently broken at a time when you can least afford it.

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Energy Advice Hub

  • 8 Sep 2022
  • Useful Information

We have created an Energy Advice Hub to provide links to bring together all the latest information on the cost of living crisis...

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Tenant Satisfaction Survey 2022

  • 12 Aug 2022
  • Community and Neighbourhood

The results from our Tenant Satisfaction Survey (July 2022) have now been published and we are delighted that overall satisfaction with our service has increased when compared to our 2019 tenant survey.

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Gas Servicing and Emergencies

  • 8 Aug 2022
  • Useful Information

OVHA changes gas servicing contractor to Rogersons

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Office Closure

  • 14 Jul 2022
  • Useful Information

We are sorry for any inconvenience but our office will be closed from Friday the 15th to Monday the 18th of July. If you need to report an emergency repair please call: 01592 721 917.

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Bike Week 2022

  • 6 Jun 2022

The 6th to the 12th of June marks Cycling UK's Bike Week event

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'Ore Vall-E-Bikes' electric bike project

  • 23 May 2022
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Ore Vall-E-Bikes offers free use of electric bicycles to local tenants and residents....

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Energy Advice

  • 18 May 2022

The price of gas and electricity has increased markedly as the global economy has seen a dramatic increase in demand for energy after the impact of Covid-19. Despite this, there are things you can do to reduce the impact on your energy bills and we have prepared a new energy advice page with guidance, videos and handy tips to help you…

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Dr. Bike Cycle Maintenance event

  • 3 May 2022

OVHA are hosting a free Dr. Bike session at our Cardenden office on the 10th of May from 12pm to 7pm in collaboration with Lang Toun Cycles and Greener Kirkcaldy.

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VirginMedia Broadband

  • 7 Apr 2022
  • Useful Information

VirginMedia will be carrying out engineering works in and around OVHA properties in the coming weeks.

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Wild and Stormy Weather

  • 23 Feb 2022
  • Useful Information

So far this year we have seen a number of severe weather warnings and named storms, most recently Dudley, Eunice and Franklin as well as generally windy weather. Enclosed below are details of our approach to repairing fences...

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Live Chat and Tenant Portal

  • 3 Feb 2022

Ore Valley Housing Association can now be contacted using the live chat facility available on our website.

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Fire Safety

  • 3 Feb 2022

The Scottish Government has introduced new rules for fire and smoke alarms across homes in Scotland.

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Condensation and Dampness

  • 2 Feb 2022
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley has produced guidance on avoiding the development of dampness, mould and moisture in your home...

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Rent Review Consultation

  • 27 Jan 2022
  • Useful Information

Tenant consultation is an important part of any rent review and must take place whenever we are proposing an increase.


Ore Valley Business Incubator

  • 9 Nov 2021
  • Useful Information

OVHA has opened a business incubation facility offering ad hoc/short-term services such as desk/office space and virtual office facilities for new and emerging businesses in our Ore Valley Business Centre in Lochgelly. The intention is to offer something between developing a business at home and a fully-fledged office rental to help kickstart economic growth in Fife following the impact of Covid-19.


UK Energy Price Rises...

  • 23 Sep 2021
  • Useful Information

The UK is currently seeing a dramatic rise in wholesale energy prices and this is resulting in customers facing significant domestic fuel bill increases.

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Covid-19 and Repairs

  • 14 Sep 2021
  • Useful Information

During the past 18 months we have worked closely with our contractors to ensure that there has been a functioning repairs service, so that firstly emergency repairs could be undertaken. More recently the full repairs service has been resumed including all repairs and some of our planned maintenance projects.

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Clear Your Head

  • 1 Jul 2021
  • Useful Information

It’s only natural to feel nervous and even overwhelmed as things open up again and you get back to familiar places and experiences. The Clear Your Head campaign has some simple ideas you could try to help you cope better, clear your head and connect with others.

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Local grants for local groups

  • 8 Jun 2021
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Fife Centre for Equalities (FCE) are delighted to announce a new partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund and members of Fife Equalities Forum to distribute community grants for small community-led groups.

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Services / COVID-19 Protection Levels

  • 14 May 2021
  • Useful Information

As we move down the Scottish Government Covid-19 Protection Levels, what does this mean for the delivery of our services?

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Weavers Row

  • 12 Mar 2021
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Ore Valley is pleased to welcome the first tenants to our latest development in Lochgelly. 

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Rent Review Consultation Results

  • 12 Feb 2021
  • Budgeting and Welfare

Following our recent rent review consultation, we have collated the results and passed the recommendations on to our Board to consider before making their final decision.

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Winter Soup Packs

  • 29 Jan 2021
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Due to Covid restrictions we are unable to host our usual Winter Warmer events, so this year we are making fresh soup packs available to our tenants instead.

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Office space to let at Ore Valley Business Centre

  • 15 Jan 2021
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Small and medium office spaces available now.

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Rent Review Consultation 2021/22

  • 13 Jan 2021
  • Useful Information

Tenant consultation is an important part of any rent review and must take place whenever we are proposing an increase to the rent you pay.

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Ore Valley Business Centre - Space to Grow Your Business

  • 11 Nov 2020

The Ore Valley Business Centre, located on Main Street in Lochgelly, offers a variety of office spaces to help local businesses grow and flourish.

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2020 Clean Air Day

  • 8 Oct 2020

8th October 2020 is Scotland's Clean Air Day

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OVHA Important Services Update

  • 24 Sep 2020

We have reviewed our current service delivery in line with the guidance provided by the Scottish Government.

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Ore Valley Housing Association seeking volunteers for our Board

  • 14 Sep 2020

Ore Valley Housing Association is seeking to recruit volunteers to join our Board which meets one evening per month.

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Cardenden Flooding - Urgent Appeal for Information

  • 10 Sep 2020

We are seeking any images or videos from the Whitehall area of Cardenden taken during the recent storm.

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Integrated Smoke Alarms

  • 4 Aug 2020

We will be resuming the smoke alarm installation project from the middle of August....

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OVHA July 2020 Newsletter

  • 4 Aug 2020
  • Newsletters

Our Association newsletter has been published for July 2020.

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Electrical Testing Programme

  • 1 Jul 2020

Our electrical testing programme was halted due to Covid-19 but we have today written to tenants in the programme to alert them that Rogerson Plumbing and Heating are hoping to be in a position to begin working on this programme again sometime from the week beginning 6th July.

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OVHA Painter Works Resumes from 22nd June 2020

  • 15 Jun 2020

Due to the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown, OVHA had to postpone painter work due to be carried out on the properties included in this year's programme. We are delighted to confirm that the contractor Novus is intending to recommence this work from the 22nd June. 

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Dogs Trust - Covid-19 Survey

  • 11 Jun 2020

Dogs Trust have launched a major survey among the nation’s dog owners to find out how they and their dogs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Scottish Government - Update on National 'Shielding' Policy

  • 11 Jun 2020

Public Health Scotland launched a short survey on experiences and attitudes to shielding on 3 June which runs until 14 June. People shielding and their carers are encouraged to take part online


Noise Nuisance

  • 7 May 2020
  • Community and Neighbourhood

We are all spending increased time together in our homes during these unprecedented times and the knock-on effect of this may mean that you are more aware of noise levels from your neighbours.

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New Arrival During Lockdown...!

  • 29 Apr 2020

Ryan Johnston and Ashley MacDonald welcomed their new son Arlo Johnston into the world on the 20th of April.

Fife Council Grey Bin Collections

  • 17 Apr 2020

Grey bin collections to resume from 20th April 2020

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Keeping Your Home Gas Safe During COVID-19

  • 15 Apr 2020

We, as a Housing Association, have a legal obligation to carry out an Annual Gas Service within your property, this law has not changed due to Covid-19. We are working with our contractors, Kingdom Gas Services, to make sure any gas services which are due for renewal are completed on time. 


Grass Cutting and Grounds Maintenance Works

  • 30 Mar 2020

Maintenance work will commence on our communal grounds and properties included in our grass cutting scheme from Wednesday of this week.

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Fife Council amending Bin Services

  • 30 Mar 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Fife Council are having to introduce changes to waste and recycling services over the coming weeks depending on staffing levels and the government guidance.

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Beware Of COVID-19 Scams

  • 25 Mar 2020

Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.

Ore Valley Housing Association - Covid-19 Arrangements

  • 24 Mar 2020

Following the latest Government guidance on Covid-19, all Ore Valley staff are working remotely and all walk in services have been suspended.  Whilst our offices are closed, our service remains open with staff contactable via phone and email.


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  • 23 Mar 2020

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus concerns, the way you book and access vehicles has changed to allow for cleaning between each rental.

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Coronavirus Update - Ore Valley Offices

  • 18 Mar 2020

The Government advice is to reduce all non-essential contact and look to provide ‘social distancing’ including the avoidance of large group gatherings and densely populated spaces, such as bars, restaurants and offices. With this in mind, in order to be able to maximise the chance of being able to provide continuous services we are going to change the way we provide services. With effect from Wednesday 18th March at 2PM, our team is going to be spread between two locations - our Cardenden Office and our Business Centre in Lochgelly. This will allow us to fully test our ability to continue to work from remote locations. From Monday 23rd March, our office will be closed and our staff will be working from home. All of our staff have equipment to allow them to access all of the Ore Valley Housing Association computer systems and telephone systems.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

  • 16 Mar 2020
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Ore Valley Housing Association is paying close attention to developments associated with COVID-19. Our main priority is to ensure the safety of our tenants, staff and business contacts. One of the main methods of achieving this is to minimise the contact that we have with each other. We will endeavour to ensure that we continue to provide you with the best possible and friendliest service.

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Your Ore Valley...Your say...

  • 12 Feb 2020
  • Useful Information

Ore Valley is keen to ensure that your views and questions about the proposed constitutional partnership with Kingdom Housing Association are considered.

Rent consultation

Have your say on rents

  • 5 Feb 2020
  • Budgeting and Welfare

We are keen to hear what you think about a proposed increase to your rent from 1 April 2020 so that we can take account of your comments and views.

EU Referral

Are you an EU citizen living in Fife?

  • 22 Jan 2020
  • Useful Information

The Fife EU Settlement Partnership can help support EU Citizens in Fife with their applications to the EU Settlement Scheme

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Horticultural Mentors

  • 18 Dec 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Ore Valley is delighted to welcome two new members to our staff team.

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Read our Winter Newsletter

  • 12 Dec 2019
  • Newsletters

The Ore Valley Winter Newsletter is here! ❄️

Register for My Home to win a £50 Co-op Gift Card

Have you registered for My Home yet?

  • 12 Dec 2019
  • Useful Information

Register before 31st January for the chance to win one of three £50 Co-op Gift Cards!

Community Clean-up Day

Community Clean-Up Day

  • 5 Dec 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

On the 28th of November we held a Community Clean-up Day at Rosewell Drive, Lochore.

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Regulator publishes new guide for tenants and service users

  • 4 Dec 2019
  • Useful Information

The Scottish Housing Regulator has published ‘How We Regulate: A guide for tenants and service users’. 

Register for My Home to win a £50 Co-op Gift Card

Have you registered for My Home yet?

  • 24 Oct 2019
  • Useful Information

Register before 31st October for the chance to win one of three £50 Co-op Gift Cards!


Get involved in the #SafeTea campaign

  • 16 Oct 2019
  • Useful Information

SafeTea is a national campaign which aims to reduce hot drink burns to young children, and improve first aid to children who have been burned.

Autumn Newsletter 2019

Read our Autumn Newsletter

  • 2 Oct 2019
  • Newsletters

The Ore Valley Autumn Newsletter is here! 🍂


Go Electric With Ore Valley!

  • 1 Oct 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Ore Valley Housing Association is delighted to announce the launch of its electric car club in partnership with Enterprise Car Club.

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Energy price cap lowered

  • 23 Sep 2019
  • Budgeting and Welfare

Ofgem is lowering the cap on standard and default energy tariffs, but you could save even more by comparing & switching energy suppliers.


Ore Valley Garden Competition 2019

  • 19 Sep 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Our annual garden competition format was a little different this year, with the prizes being awarded to the best overall garden in each of 3 areas - Lochore, Lochgelly and Cardenden. 

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Scottish Housing Day

  • 18 Sep 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Take a look back at the history of the old Bowhill Miners' Institute. We acquired this historic building late last year and hope to develop it for residential use.

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Give a kid a coat is back!

  • 5 Sep 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Following the huge success of last year’s campaign, we're delighted to confirm that we will be collecting donations of pre-loved coats for distribution to less fortunate families in the area again this year.

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Tea & Toast Drop-in at The Hub

  • 4 Sep 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

The ever popular Tea & Toast Drop-in events are held every Thursday from 9.30am - 11am at The Hub. Please note that the events on 19th September and 3rd October 2019 have been rescheduled to 18th September and 2nd October

Summer Roadshow at Cardenden

Summer Roadshow in Cardenden

  • 3 Sep 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Cardenden was our final stop on the Ore Valley Summer Roadshow, thanks to everyone who came along.


Summer Roadshow at Lochgelly

  • 29 Aug 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Our second Summer Roadshow was a huge success, thanks to everyone who came along!

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Summer Roadhow at Lochore

  • 27 Aug 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Summer Roadshow today, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Visit MAC at our Summer Roadshow in Lochore

  • 26 Aug 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Hop on board MAC - Fife's mobile museum and travel back in time to Medieval Scotland when the Golden Age of pilgrimage took hold and transformed the landscape of Fife forever.

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Ore Valley Summer Roadshow

  • 14 Aug 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

Come and join us for some fun in the sun as we hit the road in our first ever Summer Roadshow!


Discover 'My Home'

  • 9 Aug 2019
  • Useful Information

Your digital tenant account where you can manage your tenancy, rent, repairs and more!


Warm Home Discount Scheme

  • 2 Aug 2019
  • Useful Information

We might be going through a bit of a heatwave at the moment, but it's not too early to think about the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

Our new website is now live!

Our new site is live!

  • 2 Aug 2019
  • Useful Information

We hope you’ll find our new website quicker and easier to find the information or services you’re looking for.

Summer Newsletter 2019

Hello Summer!

  • 25 Jul 2019
  • Newsletters

The Ore Valley Summer Newsletter is here! 😎


Have you heard about The Hub?

  • 3 Jul 2019
  • Community and Neighbourhood

This new community use venue is located directly across from our office in Cardenden.