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The Education and Children’s Services Committee met earlier today and a number of substantive items were discussed. Looking back at the minutes of the previous meeting, an update on the Dunfermline and West Fife Catchment Consultation took place. There is one final consultation event taking place tomorrow at Inverkeithing High School and there is still […]

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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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Mental Health Awareness Week

by jamescalder on 16 May, 2018

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and as a subject that is very close to my heart, due to family experiences with mental health issues, I thought I would briefly write about this. It is very important that mental health is given greater levels of support than it currently is. I know of both […]

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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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Out of Hours GP Closure

by jamescalder on 27 April, 2018

Recently there has been a temporary closure of the out of hours GP service at the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline. There have been concerns raised that this could potentially become permanent and I share these concerns. Having had to use the service before, as well as being in full knowledge that the Queen Margaret […]

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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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Fife Council Budget 2018

by jamescalder on 22 February, 2018

The Fife Council budget meeting took place today and as such I wanted to update the residents of Dunfermline South on what has taken place. As with all budgets, there were aspects I was happy with and some aspects that I have concerns with, and naturally as an opposition politician I was unable to get […]

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Dunfermline Hit by Icy Conditions

by jamescalder on 16 December, 2017

Just over a week before Christmas, Dunfermline has had major problems with icy pavements. Dunfermline South Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder has been concerned about this. Cllr. Calder has said, Obviously it is unavoidable at winter to have icy conditions, but it feels as though Fife Council has been caught offguard. Pavements are completely covered […]

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Rats Found in Residential Area

by jamescalder on 22 November, 2017

After a number of concerns raised by residents living near the burn flowing through Pitcorthie, Councillor James Calder has taken action to help deal with a rat problem. James Calder has said: A number of residents have spoken to me in recent months about the issues with rats around the burn in Pitcorthie. Obviously this […]

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