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Hosted a meeting today with Sustainable Cupar in their quest to incorporate a district heating system into the proposed housing developments in Cupar.  Thanks too, to the developers who attended and to Willie Rennie MSP for co-ordinating the meeting. There is much merit in looking at how this type of approach can be taken forward,...
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Today, with Fife Council Chief Executive, I met the new Fife College Principle, Hugh Hall. Hugh takes over from retiring Principle Hugh Logan, and brings with him a huge range of experience and an extensive network of contacts in education and government agencies, which hopefully he can use to positive effect for Fife. I raised...
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Today I met with the Robertson Trust who are interested in partnering with Fife Council as a result of the work that we have done on employability, particularly in our support of those who face increased challenges in obtaining employment – such as Care Leavers, Young Carers, etc. Our success is of course down to...
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The regeneration continues and today we’re meeting on site to look at options in relation to ensure safe access for pedestrians as well as the best route for transport, and the local bus service.   A number of suggestions have been made regarding this and we now await an update as to how these proposals...
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Over the last few weeks I’ve been knocking doors and speaking to people in the Ward.  It’s been good to get out and talk to people about what matters to them.  What is clear is that people are finding it hard to separate national and local issues. But on 4 May it is about local....
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Last night I was delighted to be able to attend the Adam Smith Lecture, this year delivered by Ed Balls. A slight twist on the Economic with a few Strictly observations thrown in for good measure – made it an economic lecture that was thought provoking, amusing and left the audience with plenty to think...
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Delighted to meet this afternoon with the members of the Buchanan Institute.  They attended a recent Fife hosted event on Universal Basic Income, and have done considerable research into this subject. There is a lot of debate about reform of welfare, and one of the concepts that is being looked at is Universal Basic Income....
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It’s a week of finals.  Last Tourism partnership meeting I will attend in my role as Spokesperson for Economy.  It was a very up beat meeting with so many good things going on in Fife right now. The new Museum and Art Gallery is due to open in May, and having been on a tour...
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Last meeting of the SW Area Committee today.  Despite the political differences, all members reflected on the overall very positive working relationships at both area and ward level in the SW area.  Everyone is very focused on doing the best they can for constituents and we have achieved quite a lot for Ward 6 over...
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Following on from the meeting last year, I invited the Edinburgh Airport Consultation Team back to Fife to share their proposed plans and to hear what the public had to say about it. The meeting was held in the City Chambers in Dunfermline, and there was a very good turn out with some excellent questions...
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