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At today’s Full Fife Council Meeting, Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson and Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder asked the Council  a question on whether options other than the mooted joint campus with Fife College were being considered for replacing Woodmill and St Columba’s. Cllr. Calder has said, Many constituents have raised concerns about a […]

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Area Committee Report on Green Areas

by jamescalder on 2 October, 2018

At today’s City of Dunfermline Area Committee Meeting there was a report from Parks, Streets and Open Spaces. A number of items were discussed, including an additional 10 staff to be given to Dunfermline and Council attempts to challenge contracts on private land. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder has said, First of […]

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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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Catchment Changes Made

by jamescalder on 19 September, 2018

At yesterday’s Education and Children’s Services Committee catchment changes have finally been made for the schools of Dunfermline and West Fife. I was delighted there was unanimous approval for what I believe were sensible proposals. The agreement made included ensuring all pupils in Dunfermline, including those from Masterton Primary, got to go to school in […]

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Concerns over Future Maintenance of Green Areas

by jamescalder on 13 September, 2018

On Page 55 point 3.12 of the agenda of yesterday’s North East Fife Area Committee, Parks, Streets and Open Spaces are proposing to challenge, renegotiate or terminate legally binding contracts in perpetuity to maintain green areas in areas of ‘private land’. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder is concerned if this is rolled […]

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Outwith Festival 2018

by jamescalder on 12 September, 2018

I wanted to congratulate the organisers of this year’s Outwith Festival who have once again done a brilliant job in showcasing Dunfermline’s culture and talent. While I was unable to attend as much as I would have liked due to it clashing with the Scottish Liberal Democrat Conference, I have heard brilliant things from many […]

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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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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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