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Local Government Elections – 4 May

Over the last few weeks I have been out across the Ward.  Delivering letters and speaking to people on the door step.  There is a great deal of anger and frustration about national events – but in this election it...

Planning Concerns

Over the last few weeks I have met with a number of very concerned residents regarding the proposed housing development at Fulmar Way.  There is real anger in the community, particularly in Otterstoun Grove and Markfield about the impact this...

Airport Consultation

Unfortunately due to car trouble I did not get along to the Dalgety Bay Consultation event on 3 April.  However, residents have been in touch with me about it asking what I am doing to support the community and their...

Fife Business Awards 2017

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...

New Skatepark For Dalgety Bay

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...

RBS BANK CLOSURE

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...

Virgin Media Issues

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...

Sustainable Cupar

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...

Meeting – New Fife College Principle

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...

Employability – Robertson Trust

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...

Fraser Avenue – Bus Route and Pedestrian Access

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...

Campaigning Trail

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...

Strictly Smith….Adam Smith Festival of Ideas

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...

The Buchanan Institute – Universal Basic Income

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...

Fife Tourism Partnership Board

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...

South West Area Committee

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...

Edinburgh Airport Consultation Event

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...

Final Meeting – SESplan

Today it was the final meeting of SESplan.  Not without a bit of drama.  We have been waiting for Transport Scotland to provide the cross boundary study in order to feed in to the overall SESplan 2.  They have quite...

Longannet Update

Following the first formal meeting of the Longannet Task Force which took place on Monday at the Longannet Site Cllr Lesley Laird, Deputy Leader & Spokesperson for Economy & Planning said “This a regrettable position for the employees and their...
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