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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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Parks Disparity- An Update

by jamescalder on 4 June, 2018

A few weeks ago I wrote about the fact that despite having equivalent populations, Dunfermline receives over £400,000 less than Kirkcaldy in funding for Parks, Streets ans Open Spaces and for the time being the SNP/Labour Council Administration for the time being have no plans to change this. Kirkcaldy also has 80 full time equivalent […]

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Tomorrow there will be a meeting which will have a major impact on the Out of Hours GP Services Across Fife. The meeting will make a decision to launch a consultation which will feature the future of this service. There are plenty of concerns about this from across Dunfermline and West Fife, as I have […]

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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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GP Out of Hours Closure Meeting and Petition

by jamescalder on 15 May, 2018

Over the last few weeks there has been a significant amount of updates on the temporary GP out of hours closure at the Queen Margaret Hospital, and over the last few days the Dunfermline Liberal Democrats have launched a petition and I attended as the Liberal Democrat representative a public meeting last night. I will start […]

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In December last year 95 children were placed in Inverkeithing High School due to the lack of capacity at Woodmill. While they were eventually all able to be placed in schools in Dunfermline, this was due to placing requests and Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson and Councillor for Dunfermline South has called for the Council to […]

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At the last meeting of the full Fife Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder asked about disparities in funding for Parks, Streets and Open Spaces in different areas of Fife. In particular he was concerned that the total that Dunfermline received was almost £400,000 less than Kirkcaldy despite both towns being roughly […]

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Full Council Meeting Report 03/05/18

by jamescalder on 8 May, 2018

Last week there was a meeting of the Full Council and there are a number of items to report on. Early on in the meeting there was a fantastic presentation by some young people on the Year of Young People which showcases some of the inspiring events taking place this year. During the Council Co-leaders […]

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