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Motion put forward to scrap Sunday parking charges

by jamescalder on 30 January, 2019

In response to recent calls to remove Sunday parking charges at the city centre car parks in Dunfermline, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder is working across party lines to put forward a motion to the next Dunfermline Area Committee on 5th February to look into the possibility of scrapping the charges. Councillor […]

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Dunfermline Shop Vacancy Rates too High

by jamescalder on 25 April, 2018

Figures released have shown that as of April last year, Dunfermline shop vacancy rates stood at 18.1%. Since then we have seen some high profile departures such as the disappointing loss of Visit Scotland, and I have some concerns. While Dunfermline has by no means the highest vacancy rate in Fife, other towns such as […]

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At last week’s Full Council meeting the co-leaders report mentioned their recent meeting with Visit Scotland. After being questioned by James Calder, it has turned out that they did not raise the closure of the Visit Scotland office in Dunfermline. Councillor Calder has said, It is obviously positive that the Council co-leaders have discussed with Visit Scotland […]

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Earlier today we had a meeting of the West Fife Common Good Sub-Committee. At today’s meeting the main matter discussed was the upgrading of the City Centre Wi-Fi in Dunfermline. The application was made by Dunfermline Delivers. I was pleased to see unanimous support for the proposal to allocate Common Good Funding to support this. […]

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