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Lesley Laird
Tonight I am with some of my Labour colleagues from Dunfermline at the opening of The Hub at 82 High Street Dunfermline. This is just such a great location, a great restoration and a fantastic addition to the High Street. Joining up services and support that will be based at The Hub will mean that...
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Wednesday 19 August South West area committee. Report from NHS colleagues. Very worrying figures on obesity.   From a recent survey 75% of the survey group were classed as overweight/obese. Nearly a quarter also smoked. Add in an increase in Type 2 diabetes and the future health outcomes are very concerning. When are we going to...
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11 August – Executive Committee today.  Confirmed that the Library Consultation will last for 12 weeks. Fife, just like every other Council across Scotland is having to find new ways to deliver and maintain services against a backdrop of extreme financial pressures. We also asked for clarification from the Finance Director about how much uncommitted...
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Tuesday 11 August Longannet. Today Scottish Power announced the closure. My thoughts are with the employees & their families and also all the hundreds of people employed through the supply chain companies that have supported Longannet for such a long number of years. Cllr David Ross and I pushed to get the Task Force up...
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Saturday 8 August In Stirling this morning for the announcement of the new Scottish Labour Leader and Deputy Leader.  Delighted that it’s the two people I voted for. Kezia Dugdale and Alex Rowley who is of course our Constituency MSP. Congratulation – Well Done and best wishes for the journey ahead… Kezia’s first speech as...
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Friday 7 August Attending the Board meeting of Business Gateway today as part of my role as spokesperson for Economy and Planning. Fife’s Business Gateway has made great progress over the last few years and we are starting to see more people setting up their own business in Fife. This is one of the key...
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Wednesday 5 August Met with the Levenmouth Rail Link Campaign Group today at Fife House. We are actively supporting the campaign to get the 5 miles of rail track reopened and today was about getting an update on the marketing campaign and the timetable for completion of the STAG which will get submitted to Transport...
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Tuesday 4 August Started the day with a visit to the Purvis Group as part of my Economy & Planning brief. I like to get out regularly to meet businesses from all across Fife to hear what they have to say and to learn how Fife Council can support them with their business ambitions. My...
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Monday 3 August Ward meeting tonight at 5pm. Post the Council recess it’s a very busy agenda. Reviewing the quarry actions, and also the recent incident in Dalgety Bay where CCTV was used as part of a traffic survey. This approach has raised a number of concerns for residents and as a result I’ve now...
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