Our local MP Stephen Gethins MP today raised the case of local hero, Karin Vaughan, in the House of Commons. He asked the Prime Minister to apologise to German National Karin for making her “register” despite living in the UK for 74 years.
There has been a likely case of Lyme Disease in the area and it seems sensible to remind people to check for ticks and in particularly remind them of what to do if they find one. Early identification of the symptoms is important
Letham Primary will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28th September at 9.15am in the village hall. Donations of cake and candy for this event would be very welcome to help raise funds.
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.
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).
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.