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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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Food Waste Bags Decision Undemocratic

by jamescalder on 24 May, 2018

Scottish Liberal Democrat Councillors Jonny Tepp, Tay Bridgehead, and James Calder, Dunfermline South,  are concerned that the recent decision to stop the delivery of free food waste bags to save £120,000 was based on a flawed process. They are calling for the decision to be overturned pending a proper consultation process.  Both Councillors had received […]

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Woodmill High School Parking Issues

by jamescalder on 18 May, 2018

Over the past few weeks a number of residents have raised to me their concerns about some of the parking taking place by some parents outside of Woodmill High School. These are issues which seem to be causing a lot of distress for those living nearby, especially around the Shields Road area. Common complaints include […]

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Abbeyview and Touch Coalfields Event

by jamescalder on 26 April, 2018

Last night I attended an event held to provide an update on the Coalfields Regeneration funding for Touch and Rosyth. The event showed the inspiring ways this funding is helping the local community and I was delighted to hear some of the stories on how the funding has been used, from children to Over 60s […]

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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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West Fife Common Good Sub-Committee 17-04-18

by jamescalder on 20 April, 2018

On Tuesday this week the West Fife Common Good Sub-Committee met – on the agenda was a proposal to provide funding for the Queen Margaret Hospice Garden Project. There was unanimous support for this proposal. It was noted the recent unwelcome news that out of hours GP services have been temporarily removed from the hospital, […]

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West Fife Common Good Sub-Committee 28/03/18

by jamescalder on 29 March, 2018

Yesterday the final West Fife Common Good Sub-Committee meeting of the year took place. There was only one substantive piece of business discussed, which was a grant application to look at the feasibility of turning St Margaret’s House into tourist accommodation. I was happy to support this in order to  possibly utilise this asset for […]

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Fife Housing Group Community Café

by jamescalder on 23 March, 2018

On Wednesday I attended the Fife Housing Group Community Café event taking place in the St Ninian’s Church in Abbeyview. The event was really well attended and gave local residents the chance to communicate with various organisations as well as acting as a great community event. The event also gave me the chance to speak to a […]

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