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Lesley Laird
Tonight I attended a public meeting in Rosyth against the proposed changes to the Trade Union Bill.  Speakers from GMB, Unite and Unison were in attendance along with Alex Rowley MSP – the event was chaired by my colleague Cllr Linda Erskine.  If the changes to this Bill are approved it will undo all the...
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A busy agenda today.  The Committee received a verbal update on the Longannet Task Force. The impact of the closure beyond Fife was explained with the likely loss of jobs across Scotland around 1000.  Concerns expressed about the impact on the Scottish Coal Industry and the unsuccessful attempt to get the UK Government to implement the Carbon Tax...
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Today we were meeting with Abellio to discuss the current service provision on Fife Circle routes and to look at opportunities for how we can work together to improve the service and customer experience for passengers in Fife. While the Scottish Government quest is to get quicker trains on the east coast line there are...
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Tonight’s meeting welcomed Dr Paul Dale from SEPA to provide an update on progress on the planned radiation remedial work.  Yet again there was no representative from the MOD at the meeting and quite rightly Community Councillors were voicing their concerns.  At the Public Forum questions were raised about the lack of maintenance of the...
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Following an extensive campaign the Scottish Government have relented to pressure and now agreed that UCG is included in the moratorium and review of unconventional gas. Sunday’s event had been organised before this announcement and I was glad that the organisers decided to go ahead with the event. There was a great turnout and along...
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On Friday evening I attended a Labour event in Glasgow where the key speakers were Scottish Labour Leader, Kezia Dugdale and Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn.  This was the first time that I have heard Jeremy speak “live” and was very impressed.  It was also good to see Kezia in top form and even more pleasing...
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This afternoon I am back for my third visit to Inverkeithing High School.  This time I am meeting with one of the S4 classes to talk about my role as a councillor and the various activities across the Ward.  It was great to meet with the young people and get their perspective on politics.  As...
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Good meeting today at Inverkeithing High School to review the progress and activities of the Employability Group.  There is a range of activities underway in this group and today was about reviewing what is already in progress and new activities coming up in the next few months.  The IT Class at the Wing is now...
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Busy agenda tonight with a presentation from Head Teacher Iain Yuill reviewing the outstanding school attainment results.  Huge improvements attracting a lot of national interest.  We also discussed plans for the new £1M nursery extension for a Family Nurture Centre – one of 7 in Fife. I am so delighted this is being built in...
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Attended the sod cutting ceremony for the new Levenmouth campus. This is going to be a unique education experience with two high schools merging and also Fife College also on site.  This is the vision of where education is going in the future with the integration of curriculum from school to college opening up more...
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