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Kerbside Glass Recycling

by jamescalder on 6 October, 2018

At the Full Fife Council Dunfermline South Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder proposed a feasibility study for bringing in kerbside glass recycling to Fife. The Administration opposed holding this feasibility study. Cllr. Calder has said, In certain local authorities such as Edinburgh we have kerbside glass recycling boxes that the Council collects. This ensures glass […]

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P1 National Testing

by jamescalder on 5 October, 2018

At the Fife Full Council it was agreed that the Scottish Government to withdraw the requirement for P1 SNSA Assessments and that Fife should look to ending these tests. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson James Calder led the debate and has welcomed the outcome. Cllr. Calder has said, After leading the debate today, I welcome […]

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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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Worrying Levels of Teacher Vacancies

by jamescalder on 3 October, 2018

Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Councillor James Calder has expressed concerns over teacher vacancy numbers as schools approach the October break. Currently there are the following teacher vacancies in Fife: Primary – 4 x Headteacher posts                  4 x Depute Headteacher posts             […]

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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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Education Committee of 28/08/18

by jamescalder on 11 September, 2018

The most recent Education Committee has been fairly controversial in some issues, and I felt it was important to get my points of view on the topics raised. There was a report on Building Fife’s future – The School Estate which focussed on the new High Schools needing built in Fife – totalling 5. I […]

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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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