Stagecoach Service Changes

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On Monday 14th May Stagecoach will be making changes to their bus network.  Clicking here will take you to the Stagecoach website where any changes they have made since the consultation have been updated.    The new timetables are also available on this page and will shortly be available at Stagecoach travel shops.

 

Journey Planning

Passengers looking to travel to areas where services have had their timetable changed should access Traveline Scotland for journey options.  Passengers may find that journeys can still be made by interchanging with other services.  Traveline can be accessed via various platforms including the Traveline App, Website or by calling 0871 200 22 33.

 

We also have our new TravelFife site, which contains information on Transport in Fife.  On the journey planning page there is an interactive map that shows the routes the individual bus services cover (Please note: the amended routes for 14th May won’t appear until the day before).

Melville Landfill Site Update

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Lower Melville Wood landfill was inspected on 14 February 2018. Pockets of landfill gas were detected at the base of the western and northern slopes of Phase 4, Cells 1 & 2. The site manager was made aware of this after the inspection.

All of the seven new boreholes are now connected to the gas management system. SEPA are undertaking two odour assessments per week. Sometimes landfill gas has been detected during these assessments but it has not been regarded as being ‘offensive’. The detection of landfill gas emissions varies depending on atmospheric conditions.
A Construction Quality Assurance (CQA) plan has been received (02 February 2018) from Fife Council’s consultants for the capping of Phase 4, Cells 1 & 2.  SEPA is currently assessing the proposals and will make comment shortly. Once the CQA plan is agreed, contractors will be installing a capping layer. This should reduce the fugitive landfill gas emissions.

Some material is required for completion of the cells in Phase 4, cells 1 & 2 to build up the height for capping work.  However, most landfilling is now taking place in Phase 3, Cell 2 which is located close to the wind turbine. 

I have spoken to Michael Lee this morning. Michael is one of the site managers at Lower Melville Wood Landfill. He advises that the infilling of Phase 4 is nearly complete and this should be finished within 2-3 weeks.   

If you experience any offensive odours from the landfill please contact me at the Glenrothes office on 01592 776910.

Top effort

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Big thanks to all those in Letham out clearing roads, paths, getting shopping and checking up on neighbours today.

Most of the shops are still a bit short of milk and bread. Anyone needing milk can help themselves to the milk cartons left in the bus stop. They were delivered to the (closed) school on Wednesday and left outside so are well chilled!

 

North East Fife Superfast Broadband Project (NEFSFBB)

This relates to the project that would link outlying areas of the area that couldn’t get superfast broadband from BT due to their rural location. Most properties in Monimail Community Council will not be affected by this update.

CoINEF (Community Initiatives North East Fife) February 2018
North East Fife Superfast Broadband Project (NEFSFBB)
Update
It is with huge regret that CoINEF, a “non- profit distributing” community organisation set up to provide access to superfast broadband services to homes and businesses in communities across North East Fife where no commercial provider has any plans whatsoever to do so, must today announce that it has been forced to abandon its community broadband project.
However an additional 500+ premises in North East Fife have benefitted from the efforts of CoINEF pushing forward with the community project, by now being included in the DSSB (Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband) and therefore able to access superfast broadband.
‘The updated position on the project is, that unfortunately the only remaining supplier who engaged with CoINEF has withdrawn from the procurement process due to the impact of the potential for ‘non-domestic rates’ for wireless equipment placed on residential properties. Their financial model did not envisage these potential costs, therefore making the NEFSFBB project ‘not financially viable’ to go forward.
All post codes within the North East Fife Superfast Broadband Project are now included in the R100% project.
The CoINEF, partners and stakeholders are disappointed at this outcome after six years of work by all involved on the North East Fife community broadband project. The procurement process has required an enormous amount of work for the volunteer board on behalf of the local communities over the past year. It was quite an undertaking on behalf of our community, culminating in being only the second community group in Scotland to reach the final tender stage due to the complex nature of the procurement process.
CoINEF will continue to assist the R100% project with any information they may require on behalf of our community.

Superfast Broadband..at last!

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[EDIT: It’s live! -speeds recorded on Speedtest]

 

Letham and Monimail (appears) to now have Superfast broadband and residents should be able to achieve speeds of up to 80Mbps.

Despite engagement starting 3 years ago, signing up to websites for updates and asking BT staff- and hearing nothing- the broadband service checker services are showing that superfast broadband is available. We have still to see this in action but a number of us have already signed up and will keep you posted.

For further info and to check your phone number vist scotlandsuperfast.com