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Recycling rates at risk due to bin disruption

by jamescalder on 27 June, 2022

Last week in Dunfermline 2000 grey bins and 2000 brown bins were not collected, which has led to worries from Liberal Democrat councillors James Calder and Aude Boubaker-Calder that this is risking serious reduction in recycling rates. Councillor Calder has said, Fife Council has ambitious targets in increasing recycling, but we are not going to […]

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Bin Disruption Update

by jamescalder on 24 June, 2022

This week there are delays in collections of brown bins in Pitcorthie and some grey bins in Duloch and Abbeyview. Council staff have informed me that they will attempt to get staff to take overtime so please keep these out over the weekend (although they cannot fully commit to this).

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At the meeting of the Full Council, Fife Liberal Democrat Deputy leader Councillor James Calder raised the issue of missed bin collections this year in Fife and has pushed for action by the Administration. Councillor Calder has said, Tens of thousands of bins have not been collected so far this year. As the Council prioritises […]

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Jubilee weekend of fun in Dunfermline

by jamescalder on 7 June, 2022

During the Jubilee weekend, a number of community events took place in Dunfermline. Liberal Democrat councillors James Calder, the Dunfermline Local Area Convener, and Aude Boubaker-Calder, attended two of the events. This included the Picnic at the Park in Pittencrieff Park and the Crossford Children’s Gala and they were pleased at the positive impact these […]

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Lib Dems secure positive change for Dunfermline

by jamescalder on 6 June, 2022

The Fife Liberal Democrats recently wrote to the Labour Council leader David Ross to ask for various key positive changes to be made across Fife. This included a number that will impact Dunfermline. Fife Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Convener of the Dunfermline Area Committee, Councillor James Calder, and Dunfermline Central Councillor Aude Boubaker-Calder have […]

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At the City of Dunfermline Area Committee, Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder was elected as the new Convener and Labour Councillor Gordon Pryde was elected as Depute Convener, by six votes to five in each case. Councillor Calder has said, It is an honour and a privilege to be elected as the first Area Convener […]

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Fife Bin Collection Crisis Continues

by jamescalder on 23 May, 2022

After another week of disruption in which nearly 10,000 bins across Fife were not collected on time, including 1000 grey bins in Dunfermline, Dunfermline’s Liberal Democrat Councillors Aude Boubaker-Calder and James Calder have called for a plan of action from the new Labour Administration to resolve this issue. Councillor James Calder has said, Two weeks […]

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Weekend of Chaos for Dunfermline Trains

by jamescalder on 22 May, 2022

Over the weekend, multiple Edinburgh train services both to and from Dunfermline have been cancelled. With an already reduced timetable, Dunfermline’s Liberal Democrat Councillors James Calder and Aude Boubaker-Calder share the frustrations of local residents. Councillor James Calder has said, Since the SNP and Green Coalition have nationalised ScotRail, things have gone from bad to […]

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After being contacted by a constituent from the Middlebank Holdings area just outside Dunfermline, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder has got in touch with the Scottish Government to ask when the area will benefit from the R100 Superfast Broadband rollout. The reply from Kate Forbes MSP has said this is expected to […]

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Lib Dems Welcome Dunfermline City Status

by jamescalder on 20 May, 2022

Dunfermline’s Liberal Democrat Councillors James Calder (Dunfermline South) and Aude Boubaker-Calder (Dunfermline Central) have welcomed the granting of Official City Status for Dunfermline as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. Councillor Calder has said, As Scotland’s ancient capital with a great heritage, the honour of official city status is richly deserved by Dunfermline. With […]

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