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A recent proposal has been made which the SNP and Labour-led Fife Council Administration are looking into which would mean that much of the green areas of Pitcorthie would no longer be maintained by Fife Council. Councillor James Calder is opposing any attempts to end commitments made by the Council when the estate was first […]

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Concerns over bus service reductions

by jamescalder on 11 January, 2019

Recent bus timetable changes has meant that there are fewer bus services for the Duloch and Masterton area, which Councillor James Calder has raised concerns about. James Calder has said, Recent timetable changes have led to the withdrawal of the X2 bus service by Fife Stagecoach going to the Ferrytoll Park and Ride. As a […]

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Abbeyview tree removals Taking too long

by jamescalder on 10 January, 2019

Councillor James Calder has been demanding action from Fife Council and Fife Housing Group to resolve the issues regarding overgrown trees in the estate just off Aberdour Road. James Calder has said, Residents are rightly angry that the trees in the estate have been left overgrown over the years. While I know Fife Council and […]

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Pitreavie Primary Parking Issues

by jamescalder on 22 December, 2018

Earlier this week I met with members of the South Dunfermline Community Council and the Council’s Transportation Department to look at the parking issues at Pitreavie Primary School. This allowed us to review the problems caused by inconsiderate parking by a minority of parents. Issues included some parking on the roundabout, by junctions and over […]

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GP Out of Hours Service Remains Closed

by jamescalder on 21 December, 2018

The overnight Out of Hours GP Service in Dunfermline remains closed after the decision was delayed at a recent meeting. After running a petition that has so far gained hundreds of signatures, Councillor James Calder is calling for the service to be reinstated soon. James Calder has said, It is clear that Dunfermline residents are […]

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Fife to be first Council to scrap P1 National Tests

by jamescalder on 13 December, 2018

At the Full Council Meeting of Fife Council it was decided to pull out of the Scottish National Standardised Assessments for Primary 1 Pupils. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Councillor James Calder has welcomed this decision. Cllr. Calder has said, Over the past few months both at the Scottish Parliament and Fife Council have made […]

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Final School Week Attendance Drop Concerning

by jamescalder on 23 November, 2018

Figures obtained by Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Councillor James Calder have shown that attendances at both Primary and Secondary School level during the last week of term have reduced in Fife over the past three years. For secondary, it has reduced from 82.3% in the 15/16 session to 77.3% in the 17/18 session, while […]

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Grit Bin Removal Shortsighted

by jamescalder on 21 November, 2018

Over the past few weeks I have been contacted by constituents across Dunfermline South regarding the removal of grit bins. This is an unfortunate consequence of a decision made the the SNP and Labour Council Administration earlier this year. While I have made representations to try and get some of these grit bins reinstated, I […]

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Brexit Impact on Teacher Recruitment

by jamescalder on 7 November, 2018

At a meeting of the Education and Children’s Services Committee of Fife Council, the utilisation of overseas markets to help deal with the teacher shortage was reported on. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Councillor James Calder asked whether Brexit would impact this. Cllr. Calder has said, As overseas recruitment was mentioned as one of the […]

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P1 National Tests to Continue

by jamescalder on 6 November, 2018

Despite a majority of Councillors voting to suspend SNSA assessments for P1s in Fife today at the Education and Children’s Services Committee, due to the votes of Religious Representatives along with SNP Councillors, the assessments will continue. Fife Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Cllr. James Calder has expressed disappointment at this. Cllr. Calder has said, It […]

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