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Lesley Laird
Monday 14 September Early start this morning to meet Head of Housing regarding Factoring.  We are looking at Factoring arrangements in Fife, current practice, and how things might improve.  Housing and Planning are going to work together to look at this over the next few months.  This topic has come up due to residents being...
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Saturday 12 September Last night it was party dress – today it’s on with the raincoat as we’re out and about in Glenrothes campaigning for Alan Seath our candidate for the upcoming by election on 1 October.  Alan is a fantastic local candidate, has lived and worked in the community and really has got a...
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This afternoon I was at Elmwood College in Cupar for the Launch of the Fife Food Map.  This is part of my Tourism brief and the Map highlights some of the best of what Fife eateries has to offer.  I had a lovely time, the sun shone and I had a tour of the beautiful...
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HOT NEWS…FIFE’S PLANNING SURVEY GOES LIVE Fife Council is launching a survey for local people and communities to have their say on the future of development planning and housing delivery.  It opens 10 September and runs for 6 weeks.  Planning is one of the issues that real does fire up communities.  People feel that the...
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Thursday 10 September Today it was the meeting of the Policy Advisory Group which supports the Economy & Planning Portfolio.  We have been reviewing Fife Council’s membership of various European Partnerships.  Many of these memberships relate to our ability to partner with other European countries in order to access European Funding Grants.  As resources become...
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This afternoon it was our Ward Meeting at the Civic Centre.  Somehow the agenda just keeps getting longer!  Today representatives from Shell came along to get our views on their consultation process over the proposed sale of the land at Barns Farm in Dalgety Bay to a developer for housebuilding.   Ward councillors have been...
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Executive Committee was moved to the afternoon to allow members to attend ex Councillor Willie Rowley’s funeral.  Willie, was Dad to our MSP Alex Rowley and like his son had served the Kelty Community for many many years. The Executive Committee’s focus was centred around budget.  Revenue and Capital.  A number of services are overspending...
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No matter where I go today people are talking to me about the Refugee Crisis and what can they do to help. Fife Council are already in action with Council Leader David Ross and Cllr Judy Hamilton meeting with Fife Migrant Forum at the weekend. Cllr Ross issued a statement today about the Council’s response http://fifedirect.org.uk/news/index.cfm?fuseaction=news.display&objectid=A8B1F0F7-BDD0-490E-173179ABE7325CE2...
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This morning I am out campaigning in Glenrothes with the Labour Team.   We have another by election coming up on 1 October where Alan will be contesting the vacant seat.  Alan is a really good local candidate and his lived and worked in the community nearly all his life and is very much involved...
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Friday 4 September Off this morning to West Sands beach with Provost Jim Leishman. As part of Fife’s tourism strategy we are looking to improve the standard of customer care in the Tourism sector and are launching World Host programme. This very successful programme was used at the Commonwealth Games and we are starting to...
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