The first screening is on Sunday 31st August 2016 at 3pm in the Village Hall.
“We believe that there is more to watching a film than sitting in front of the TV. We would like to bring back the idea of the local cinema being somewhere to meet and share a film with others and to have a bit of fun.”
The film is the award winning . Here’s the trailer…
The latest update we have had from Fife Council and from Stagecoach is that Stagecoach are not prepared to consider retaining the X54. They are however planning to run an early morning service to, and two evening services from, Dundee ( Monday to Friday). Unfortunately these services will take nearly an hour to travel the 15 miles up to Dundee and the timings are far from ideal. We cannot help but think that these buses are not going to be viable.
We understand that Stagecoach will submit new timetables to the Traffic Commissioners either Friday the 1st or Monday, 4th July 2016.
I have been in touch with the Traffic Commissioners to examine what powers they have to protect the service. They have none. The X54 is purely a commercial service and they do not have any power to compel an operator to service a particular route.
I have also been in touch with the passenger transport body Bus Users Scotland. We have explained our frustration at not being able to have been offered any dialogue with Stagecoach, the nonsense consultation and the speed at which this change has been railroaded through. They were astonished. I have asked them to press Stagecoach for a halt to the service withdrawal to give us a chance to explore options with them. They have taken on comments and will address them to Senior Executives in the company directly. Whilst they don’t have powers, they are an influential body.
Thank you everybody for all your efforts to date, over 500 signatures on the petition, banners and posters at the junction, letters to politicians, numerous consultation responses. We’re doing what we can.
Thank you to all those who made the Public Meeting on Wednesday. Your support and ideas were very much appreciated.
We captured many thoughts and ideas and are now taking these forward.
The key messages we want to get across are that we will not accept this readily, that there are real people who will be impacted in many different ways and that the consultation process is fundamentally flawed.
Already you will hopefully have seen the redecorated junction- all part of the ‘lets make some noise’ approach. Please keep adding to it.
The Communty Council Chair has now written to Stagecoach and will send this correspondence to elected representatives too.
Stephen Gethins MP has also written to both the Council and Stagecoach representing our concerns.
The decision date is 4th July so we must do what we can to influence Councillors now that the consultation is closed.
Please canvass them, and please sign the change.org petition. (Over 475 signatures already!). We will be doing some media work this week and engaging with the elected representatives but an email, phone call or letter always helps to show the strength of feeling.
We have just become aware of a proposal to remove the X54 Bus service from the A92. Instead a new service will route from Melville Lodges roundabout via Cupar to Dundee.
This will have significant effect for Letham residents and increase the 25 minute journey to Dundee to over an hour. Buses for villagers who regularly commute to Dundee or Glenrothes on the A92 will disappear.
There is a lot of anger and concern re this proposal and we will fight this vigorously and passionately.
In the first instance we would encourage you to compete the consultation feedback form at
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.