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Anger at Pitcorthie Burn Contamination

by jamescalder on 6 February, 2019

Over the past month residents near the burn in Pitcorthie have had to endure a foul odour. After Dunfermline South Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder raised this to the Council and Scottish Water, there is still no solution in site. Cllr. Calder has said, It is taking unacceptably long for the Council and Scottish Water […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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