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Liberal Democrat leader on Fife Council, Councillor Jonny Tepp, has said, Following the very successful election results for the Liberal Democrats earlier this month we have been determined to use our increased numbers and influence to deliver for the people who voted for us. We have had constructive discussions with other council groups on how […]

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Bin disruptions hit Dunfermline again

by jamescalder on 16 May, 2022

After significant bin disruptions a few weeks ago, there have again been delays in the Dunfermline area, particularly in Abbeyview, Halbeath and Duloch. In the previous occasion, it was due to staff shortages, but now the disruptions including vehicles being ‘unservicible’ due to parts not being available. There is also a lack of large blue […]

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James Calder tops the poll in Election

by jamescalder on 7 May, 2022

James Calder has just been re-elected as the Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South, topping the poll with 1523 first preference votes. He has shown that working on the local issues and being approachable won the hearts of the Dunfermline South residents. He said Over the past five years, I have enjoyed putting the local […]

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Marie Curie Field of Hope needs TLC

by jamescalder on 5 February, 2022

Recently it was brought to the attention of Liberal Democrat councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder that the Marie Curie Field of Hope in Abbeyview has fallen into a bad state by a volunteer, Irene Duncan, who had helped to put it together. This included the memorial plaque being removed and it being overgrown. Councillor […]

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At a meeting of Fife Council, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder raised a motion to set up a policy on H-bar white line markings on roads in Fife. The motion was rejected by the Labour and SNP policy who elected to push forward an amendment that focussed on Scottish Government pavement restrictions. […]

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Melrose Crescent to be added to gritting routes

by jamescalder on 2 December, 2021

After a resident got in touch with myself recently asking about getting Melrose Crescent onto gritting routes, I spoke with Transportation. I am pleased to say that they are now adding it to the gritting routes that will be dealt with when we have winter weather. As we enter winter, it is always useful to […]

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Lapwing Drive Yellow Lines

by jamescalder on 1 December, 2021

At the Dunfermline Area Committee, it was agreed to put forward parking restrictions on Lapwing Drive. Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder had raised this with Transportation after many residents got in touch due to cars obstructing the road and has welcomed this. Councillor Calder has said, I am delighted that Transportation have taken such quick […]

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Speeding on Aberdour Road and Queensferry Road

by jamescalder on 30 November, 2021

Residents near Aberdour Road and Queensferry Road in Dunfermline have got in touch with Liberal Democrat councillor for Dunfermline Sourh James Calder to raise the issue of excessive speeding at night by some drivers. Councillor Calder has said, Speeding is dangerous, particularly along these roads that run past residential areas. It is also deeply unpleasant […]

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James Calder expresses concern over tree removal plan

by jamescalder on 29 November, 2021

A planning application has been lodged at the new school/college campus site in Dunfermline for additional tree removal over and above what was agreed before at the site. Liberal Democrat councillor for Dunfermline South James Calder is unhappy with these proposals and has expressed his concerns. Councillor Calder has said, Many residents had concerns about […]

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Concerns over siting of phone mast

by jamescalder on 25 November, 2021

Recently a planning application was approved by Fife Council officers for a mobile phone mast at St Andrews Street in Dunfermline, despite a significant number of objections from local residents. Local Liberal Democrat Councillor James Calder is concerned about this decision and has written to the developer.* James Calder has said, Mobile phone infrastructure is […]

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