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Melville Update

Latest updates from Melville Landfill site courtesy of Cllr David McDairmid

Why is the 100ft wind turbine not in operation at Lower Melville Wood landfill site, after being erected many months ago?


The problem is with Scottish Power’s delay in connecting to the grid.

Scottish Power have promised FIfe Council to have the turbine operational by the end of this month (May).

How much does the council make from the gas generation from lower melville wood and Dunfermline.


£1 million in 2015.

What about the stench that is being leaked from the lower melville wood landfill site.


The well seals are being replaced throughout the site, and should help the situation, although further leaks could not be guaranteed in the future, SEPA have no concerns.

Letham Flower Show Coffee Morning

The Letham Flower Show Committee are having a Coffee Morning on Saturday 7 May between 10.00 am and 11.30 am in the Corn Exchange in Cupar.


We would welcome your support on the day and any donations for the Baking, Plants, Tombola, Raffle and Bric-a-brac stalls would be gratefully received. Please bring them to the Corn Exchange on the day or contact Geoff McDonald 01337 810250.

Letham Flower Show Programme

The 114th Annual Flower Show And Industrial Exhibition Programme is now OUT!
The Show takes place in Letham Village Hall on Saturday 13th August, 2016

Letham Gymkhana 2016

This year’s Letham Gymkhana will take place on Sunday 21st August 2016 at the The Howe Country Centre in Giffordtown, courtesy of Highfield Equestrian.

It’s a fun and friendly show, with classes to suit all ages and abilities: Jumping, Turnout, Riding Club horse/Pony Club pony, games, and Handy pony.
Perpetual trophies awarded for the winners of every class, and for overall points, and best Veteran (over 20yo)

Entries will be taken on the day, but if you enter in advance you’ll save a few ££, and save some time on the day!

Schedule and entry form will be available here soon, note the date in your diary in the meantime.

email if you’ve any queries or if you could spare some time to help out on the day.

Hope to see you there!

Defibrilator Training 

Our partners at the Community Heartbeat Trust will be running a training session on Life Saving skills including using the Village Defibrilator at 7.30pm, Monday 25th April 2016 in the Village Hall. All welcome. 


Monimail Community Councl Minutes March 2016

The minutes of Monimail Community Council Meeting held on 14th March 2016

Cupar Could

Cupar Could is a collaborative project which aims to promote community dialogue on the role and future improvement of Cupar town centre, which will lead to the creation of a Community Town Centre Action Plan.
Cupar Could involves Cupar’s residents, schools, community groups, local businesses, the public sector, charities, voluntary organisations and others, together establishing priorities and creating a shared vision for the town centre. This will take place through a collaborative design process , known as Charretteplus™ where people in workshops discuss and share ideas for the future of their community.

Cupar Could will take place over four consecutive places-focused workshops, from Thursday 17 – Sunday 20 March at the Corn Exchange, Cupar. All welcome!


Monimail Community Council – March 2016

The next meeting of Monimail Community Council will be held at 7pm on Monday 14th November 2016 in Letham Hall. The agenda and minutes from January’s meeting are below. All are welcome.

March Agenda

January Minutes

What A Load of Smelly Rubbish

The Community Council have been in touch with Councillor Andy Heer re the smells coming from Ladybank landfill.

He has shared following response from the site operator  with us.

“Further to my last email I can confirm that the site have identified the source of the fugitive emissions is likely to be the seals of the chambers- of which there are 6. Pressure testing has revealed the seals have deteriorated and whilst not all have failed testing; due to the need to bring up the pumps to ‘draw down the head’, this deterioration has been exacerbated and their lifespan was less than anticipated.

The site have proposed new pump specifications which should allow them to draw down the head ( the level of leachate) without exposing the pumps and damaging the seals in the future.

They have also proposed replacing all the lids and seals on all 6 chambers.

Including the time it takes to procure the materials, an action plan has been submitted to SEPA and is due for completion at the end of w/e 21 March.

In the meantime work has commenced to temporarily seal all chambers, I would expect an odour reduction from completion of the temporary measures due by the end of the week”


NE Fife Phonebox Gets New Life to Save Life


An innovative initiative by villagers in the NE Fife village of Letham has seen a tired unused phonebox transformed into a key piece of lifesaving First Aid Equipment.

The phonebox in the centre of the rural village had rarely been used in the last 10 years and was falling into disrepair. Working with the Community Heartbeat charity, villagers and community groups raised over £2,500 to refurbish the box and install and maintain a publically accessible defibrillator.

In cases of cardiac arrest, speedy access to a defibrillator can increases the chances of survival by 40%.

Provost Jim Leishman MBE will formally open the Defibrillator at 9.45am, Saturday 12th December 2015. The Mary Leishman Foundation, set up in memory of his late wife, made a sizeable donation boosting the community fundraising effort.

David Hamilton, Chair of Monimail Community Council said, “This project really caught the imagination of villagers and community groups based in Letham. Hundreds of pounds of private donations, group donations and a series of fundraisers including a heart-themed childrens’ bake-off and sponsored massage have made this possible.

“Most of the refurbishment work has been carried out by volunteers and all of us in the village have a real sense of pride and ownership. Although no specialist training is required to use the defibrillator, the Community Council is arranging a CPR and basic first aid classes for locals in the New Year.”
The phonebox can be found at the following location