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”

 

Community Defibrillator Appeal

The Community Defibrillator Appeal has now opened and we are able to start accepting donations.We are hoping to convert the unused phonebox in the village to a community defibrillator station.

We are looking for help from the comminuty to;

  • Make a direct donation of any amount
  • Organise an event in the village with proceeds going to the fund
  • Make representations to other organisations that you know may assist us.

If you wish to donate, please pass onyour donation to John Vaughan, Sunnybank, The Square, Letham who is the Treasurer for the Community Council.

Please make any cheques payable to Monimail Community Council.
Donations can also be made direct by BACS using

Sort Code: 80-06-26 Account Number: 10143069 (please include your name in the bank’s reference for the transaction and so we can issue a receipt.)

To download a copy of the information leaflet being delivered in Letham, click here

The Fife Pilgrim Way: Community Input Sought

The Fife Pilgrim Way is an exciting new heritage project that seeks to engage the support of local people and visitors in developing a new long distance walking route through the heart of Fife.

Beginning at either Culross Abbey or North Queensferry it will follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims across Fife to St Andrews Cathedral. With a total distance of 70miles, the route will link together many examples of the regions medieval and pilgrim heritage. It will use Fife’s existing network of rights of way, paths and tracks to offer varied opportunities for long distance, multi-day walking supplemented by shorter walks and circular routes.

Historically authentic, the route passes landmarks such as the Inverkeithing Hospitium, Markinch Church, Ceres and the Waterless Way. It ends in front of the grand ruins of St Andrews Cathedral; a city whose original street layout was designed to cater for the constant influx of pilgrims from all across Europe.

Led by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust, in partnership with Fife Council, the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum, the Fife Tourism Partnership and Forth Pilgrim,our long term aim is to see the route included in Scotland’s network of ‘Great Trails’, linking award winning sites of natural beauty with historic centres and sites of medieval pilgrimage.

To deliver a successful project, the route requires local community support. We want to foster the active involvement of communities, heritage groups, churches, businesses and estates in shaping the project and understanding how they can contribute to making the Pilgrim Way a sustainable long term success.

 We warmly welcome the active input of local people into shaping the project and would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to complete our online survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FifePilgrimWay

Whatever insight or ideas you may have, we would love to hear how you may be able to help us turn the route into reality. For further information and to sign up to our new Fife Pilgrim Way newsletter please emai: lask.us@fifecountryside.co.uk

or call 01592 656080.

Over the forthcoming months, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust along with the Scottish Pilgrim Routes Forum are organising a series of drop in events along the route where you can come and view the proposals, have your say and find out more. The first selection of local dates are detailed below. Future dates are currently being agreed and will include Dunfermline, Markinch, Leslie  and St Andrews.

Ceres Fife Folk Museum Sun 05 April 15 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Glenrothes Glenrothes Heritage Centre Sat 11 April 15 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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