Police are holding a Community engagement Meeting at Victory hall, Collessie at, Thursday 11th March at 7pm. PC Pamela Hay from the Community Team will be there to hear your thoughts on local priorities .
On Wednesday 17th February 2010, Hanson, the operator of Mountcastle Quarry ran a community consultation ( in fairness they have to!) to update the community on their planning application to extend the quarrying time at Mountcastle and outline their updated plans for the Approach Wood Quarry (next to Melville House).
To be honest there wasn’t really anything new here. We had already had a fairly comprehensive presentation regarding the Approach Wood site and the only change is that it is more red squirrel friendly- not sure if a quarry can be squirrel frindly but hey-ho, its better than nothing.
There was some discussion regarding the time extension at Mountcastle. Essentially the economic downturn has slowed demand which has meant that not all the sand that can be extracted (the remainder is under the plant equipment) has been. The permission to quarry runs out in April. Hanson are basically asking for planning permission to extend the length of their operations (due to finish in April) by another 18 months. On the conclusion of this, Hanson will maintain the site as a wildlife reserve for another 5 years. What’s in it for the local community- er nothing.
So folks, Community Council has to give an opinion as to whether to support this extension. Personally I think it would be a nice gesture from Hanson to contribute to a local project eg. the Park redevelopment (hint) to compensate for the additional dust, noise and traffic disruption but that apparently isn’t being considered.
Add your comments below or even better toodle along to the next Community Council meeting and share your thoughts….
Follow this link to be taken to the council site
(I reported the lunar surface known as The Row, Letham at 2040 hrs, 1st February.)
We think it should be.
Fife Council do not grit School Brae
We think they should (the hints in the name)
Follow the campaign on the roads pages …
I’ll be interested to know if they’ll take any additional bin bags too.
I know its extreme weather but a little bit of communication can go a long way!
After a fairly lukewarm response to the last site makeover, I’ve gone back to a more traditional design. Let me know what you think using the comments box.
Follow this link to to see for yourself the planning proposal for a windturbine on Prospect Hill (above the cabins on hill in front of you as you head towards Dundee past Lindifferon).
Why not share your thoughts by using the comments facility on this post.
If your bin is due for emptying on 25th or 26th December, it will now be emptied on Sunday 27th.
Likewise if the bin is to be emptied on 1st or Second January, this will now happen on 3rd January 2010.
There doesn’t appear to be any recycling collections over this period.
The fifdirect website has a great personalised calender here.
The letter below has been sent by Julie and Lance on School Brae to Fife council.
We await the council’s response with interest as this issue really needs resolving once and for all.