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Kerbside Glass Recycling

by jamescalder on 6 October, 2018

At the Full Fife Council Dunfermline South Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder proposed a feasibility study for bringing in kerbside glass recycling to Fife. The Administration opposed holding this feasibility study. Cllr. Calder has said, In certain local authorities such as Edinburgh we have kerbside glass recycling boxes that the Council collects. This ensures glass […]

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P1 National Testing

by jamescalder on 5 October, 2018

At the Fife Full Council it was agreed that the Scottish Government to withdraw the requirement for P1 SNSA Assessments and that Fife should look to ending these tests. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson James Calder led the debate and has welcomed the outcome. Cllr. Calder has said, After leading the debate today, I welcome […]

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At today’s Full Fife Council Meeting, Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson and Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder asked the Council  a question on whether options other than the mooted joint campus with Fife College were being considered for replacing Woodmill and St Columba’s. Cllr. Calder has said, Many constituents have raised concerns about a […]

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Worrying Levels of Teacher Vacancies

by jamescalder on 3 October, 2018

Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Councillor James Calder has expressed concerns over teacher vacancy numbers as schools approach the October break. Currently there are the following teacher vacancies in Fife: Primary – 4 x Headteacher posts                  4 x Depute Headteacher posts             […]

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Area Committee Report on Green Areas

by jamescalder on 2 October, 2018

At today’s City of Dunfermline Area Committee Meeting there was a report from Parks, Streets and Open Spaces. A number of items were discussed, including an additional 10 staff to be given to Dunfermline and Council attempts to challenge contracts on private land. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder has said, First of […]

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West Fife Common Good Subcommittee 19/09/18

by jamescalder on 20 September, 2018

The West Fife Common Good Subcommittee met yesterday and a number of grants were made. The first two grants were for picnic tables in Townhill and also towards thge Lammas Fair in Inverkeithing. The final application was in Dunfermline South for helping to expand the Dunfermline East Church Annexe. I was very supportive of this […]

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Catchment Changes Made

by jamescalder on 19 September, 2018

At yesterday’s Education and Children’s Services Committee catchment changes have finally been made for the schools of Dunfermline and West Fife. I was delighted there was unanimous approval for what I believe were sensible proposals. The agreement made included ensuring all pupils in Dunfermline, including those from Masterton Primary, got to go to school in […]

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Concerns over Future Maintenance of Green Areas

by jamescalder on 13 September, 2018

On Page 55 point 3.12 of the agenda of yesterday’s North East Fife Area Committee, Parks, Streets and Open Spaces are proposing to challenge, renegotiate or terminate legally binding contracts in perpetuity to maintain green areas in areas of ‘private land’. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder is concerned if this is rolled […]

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Outwith Festival 2018

by jamescalder on 12 September, 2018

I wanted to congratulate the organisers of this year’s Outwith Festival who have once again done a brilliant job in showcasing Dunfermline’s culture and talent. While I was unable to attend as much as I would have liked due to it clashing with the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference, I have heard brilliant things from many […]

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Education Committee of 28/08/18

by jamescalder on 11 September, 2018

The most recent Education Committee has been fairly controversial in some issues, and I felt it was important to get my points of view on the topics raised. There was a report on Building Fife’s future – The School Estate which focussed on the new High Schools needing built in Fife – totalling 5. I […]

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