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A step towards ending Sunday parking charges

by jamescalder on 5 February, 2019

At today’s City of Dunfermline Area Committee I was delighted that all Councillors agreed to proceed forward with my motion on Sunday Parking charges with one amendment to ensure parking charges are devolved to local areas. My motion called for a report on the effects of Sunday parking with the possibility to remove the charges. […]

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Motion put forward to scrap Sunday parking charges

by jamescalder on 30 January, 2019

In response to recent calls to remove Sunday parking charges at the city centre car parks in Dunfermline, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder is working across party lines to put forward a motion to the next Dunfermline Area Committee on 5th February to look into the possibility of scrapping the charges. Councillor […]

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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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Getting our roads repaired

by jamescalder on 22 October, 2018

Around Fife there are a number of issues with roads, and I have always worked to try and get roads in Dunfermline South repaired where possible. I am pleased to say that Transportation, after it was raised to me by residents, will be making repairs to Forman Grove and Dovecot Wynd. They have also stated […]

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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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Shock Levels of Speeding in Dunfermline

by jamescalder on 22 April, 2018

After a report brought to Councillors last week suggesting that 40mph roads in Dunfermline should not have speed limits cut, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder has uncovered shocking levels of speeding taking place in some of these roads. He is concerned that this could have disastrous consequences. On Lapwing Drive, the mean maximum speed […]

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Openreach Repairs Grass Verges on Aberdour Road

by jamescalder on 21 April, 2018

A few months ago a concerned local resident raised the issue of Openreach vans parking on an area of grass verge on Aberdour Road near the Tesco Metro. They also provided details of the drivers who were doing this. As a result of this I have raised the issue with Openreach who have taken a […]

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Dunfermline Area Committee Report 17-04-18

by jamescalder on 19 April, 2018

Earlier this week the Dunfermline Area Committee met with an agenda that I considered to be of great importance. A number of substantive items were discussed at the meeting. The report that came about as a result of my motion to push for all Single Carriageways that are currently 40mph to be reduced to a […]

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Winter Weather Affects Roads

by jamescalder on 16 April, 2018

The recent winter weather that we have experienced has had a severe effect on the roads in Dunfermline. Over the last few months I have had increasing reports of potholes in the area. Roads reported to me include roads just off McKay Drive in Abbeyview, roads and Groves throughout Pitcorthie, Masterton Road and Greenshank Drive. […]

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Lights Out in Parts of Pitcorthie

by jamescalder on 14 March, 2018

Over the past few months there have been problems with street lighting in streets across Pitcorthie in Dunfermline. Issues include entire streets not having lighting during the long-winter nights, and Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South has called for action to be taken by Fife Council and Scottish Power. Councillor Calder has said, Residents in […]

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