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Pitcorthie Burn Update

by jamescalder on 26 July, 2018

I have continued to have issues raised regarding the burn along Pitcorthie and I have been making investigations into this. As many of you will know the burn is in a poor state. There have been a number of reports of rats around the area too. In areas there are issues such as Japanese Knotweed […]

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Statement on Tree Situation

by jamescalder on 17 July, 2018

Over the last few years residents in the estate on the Abbeyview side of Aberdour Road have been left in limbo over the proper maintenace of trees. After a recent motion that I put forward progress appears to have been made. I have made the following statement: For too long the residents of the estate […]

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Fife Pride 2018 Report

by jamescalder on 16 July, 2018

Just over a week ago I attended the second Fife Pride along with fellow Lib Dem Councillor Jonny Tepp and a number of North East Fife and Dunfermline Liberal Democrat activists. It was a great day and was wonderful to see so many take part in the festivities. It was clear that the event is […]

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My GP Out of Hours Consultation Response

by jamescalder on 5 July, 2018

The Out of Hours GP service proposed changes have now gone to consultation. Three options are being provided- one to maintain the status quo, one to centralise all services to Kirkcaldy and one to keep services in Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. I have responded to the consultation and made clear my support to keep services in […]

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Full Council Meeting Report 28/06/18

by jamescalder on 4 July, 2018

Last week the last meeting of the Full Fife Council met before the Summer break. A number of substantive items were discussed. During Question Time I asked two questions last week. One was regarding a recent EIS survey which showed very low levels of teacher morale, asking how the Council would deal with this. The […]

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Out of Hours Decision Going to Consultation

by jamescalder on 27 June, 2018

The Integrated Joint Board made up of health professionals and Councillors have agreed to go to consultation on overnight out of hours GP services. The options include maintaining the status quo, which the Integrated Joint Board does not support, keeping the services in Kirkcaldy only or keeping the services in the Queen Margaret Hospital and […]

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Abbeyview Community Centre U-Turn

by jamescalder on 26 June, 2018

After being told at a public meeting last week that Abbeyview would not receive funding for a new Community Centre, this decision was reversed by Fife Council. There was a clear public outcry at the event that there would be no application for funding from the Scottish Government for Abbeyview but instead just Templehall. However […]

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Setback on Abbeyview Community Centre Funding

by jamescalder on 20 June, 2018

There is significant disappointment in the Abbeyview Community that Fife Council has decided to not proceed with a funding application for Scottish Government funding this year. Liberal Democrat Dunfermline South Councillor James Calder attended a meeting held by Dunfermline Area Services Manager Joe McGuinness with members of the Abbeyview Community in attendance. Cllr. Calder has […]

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More Delays to Recycling Point CCTV

by jamescalder on 14 June, 2018

For almost 6 months now CCTV at the Duloch Tesco Recycling point has been on the cards, but the project has been beset by delays. After procurement issues, the most recent delay has been due to the need for a Privacy Impact Assessment. Currently the Council are waiting for a Business Analyst to ensure tht […]

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Pitcorthie Burn Walkabout

by jamescalder on 12 June, 2018

Last week myself and the manager for Parks, Streets and Open Spaces met around 25 residents who live near the burn in Pitcorthie. Over the past year I have had a number of complaints about the burn being overgrown and issues with rats around the area. We took a walk along the burn and then […]

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