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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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Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council 22/08/18

by jamescalder on 23 August, 2018

At the most recent Dunfermline and West Fife Sports Council meeting, which I sit on as one of the Councillor represenatives, a number of interesting issues were discussed and some positive action is being taken forward. One of the recent decisions was to grant funding for Abbeyview Bowling Club to get a chair for wheelchair […]

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Dunfermline Area Committee 21/08/18

by jamescalder on 22 August, 2018

After the Summer break Council business has resumed, starting with the Dunfermline Area Committee. Community funding, transport issues and complaints were discussed. The meeting began with traffic regulation orders in Dunfermline North and also the town centre. We then moved onto various funding issues. This included funding to help reopen Abbot House, which I welcomed […]

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Family Fun in South Dunfermline and Abbeyview

by jamescalder on 20 August, 2018

On the weekend of the 18th and 19th August we had the treat of 2 family friendly events in Dunfermline South. On Saturday we had the South Dunfermline Gala in the grounds of Pitreavie Primary School and on the Sunday the Abbeyview Festival took place in Abbeyview Park, and I had the pleasure of attending […]

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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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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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