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Last night I attended the Fife Chamber of Commerce, Fife Business Awards at the Rothes Halls.  These awards are always very competitive and as part of the judging panel for one of the awards, I know just how hard it is to choose a winner. The night was a great success and it was fantastic...
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Delighted to attend the opening of the new Skatepark for Dalgety Bay.  This has literally been years in the making by the young people behind this project and they have shown remarkable patience and determination to stick with it and make it happen.  Fundraising has come from a variety of sources including Fife Council, via...
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Residents have been in touch with me regarding the closure of the RBS branch at Dalgety Bay.  This closure follows on the back of the closure of Aberdour and Inverkeithing and leaves local residents with a trip to Dunfermline if they want face to face contact. I have picked up this issue with the local...
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Over the last few weeks I have been approached by residents regarding issues with Virgin Media in the Dalgety Bay area.  Having taken up the issues on behalf of Mr Jamieson, they have now apologies.  However, I remain concerned about the quality of workmanship and am pleased so say that they have accepted the invitation...
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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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