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Monimail Road will be closed 1st- 15th November 2018 between Nisbettfield and Letham. This will allow for BT engineering works to take palce. Usually if works are finished early the closure is lifted early too.
Cllr Heer has kindly notified us of a temporary waiting restriction on The Row, Letham (for some reason Council officials didnt see fit to advise those of us that actually live in the village!) It is in force daytime Monday- Friday on 7th -11th August 2017. Whilst the order is in force it doesn’t mean that it will apply the whole length of the Row at the same time- it is to allow installation of the new lamposts.
Anyone can report faults to Fife Council through the this link or by phoning 03451 550099.
it takes two minutes and you can ask for feedback on your query.
Latest update from Fife Council is that Scottish Power have located the fault in their power cable.
They plan to change the cut-out in the lampost that has the existing controller to enable the fuse to be changed. If the new cut-out will accept both the incoming services that it needs to then the pillar will be removed entirely.
If however that doesn’t work and the pillar is required, then they propose to relocate it to a shrub bed on the inside corner of the bend where The Row becomes Monimail Road (see attached map. the proposed new site is the blue circle).
Residents in Letham won’t fail to have noticed the lack of street lights in the village. Nor will they have failed to noticed the hideous lighting cabinet that has been erected on the pavement of this ‘conservation village’ at the top of The Row.
Today I met with one of the council lighting engineers and he helpfully explained the problem.
Essentially there is a fault in the Scottish Power underground electric cable that powers the street lights, but noone knows where abouts the fault is. To find it they need to burn extra current through the cable until it burns itself apart and can be located- thats why the lights were on 24 hrs for a while. The fault and the extra current being used is blowing the fuse in the existing controller and causing the frequent light failings. With me so far?
Unfortunately our lights are about 40 years old and the fuses for the controllers are rare and it will take a while to get a replacement fuse so we’ll be in the dark for a bit more.
Now for that awful box. The existing controller is housed within one of the old lamposts and is no longer fit for purpose. The new controllers fill the box that has appeared (so much for minaturisation!) . There are certain constraints on the location of the box and we are looking at relocating it into one of the shrub beds at the junction where it will hopefully be camouflaged by plants. This needs a wee bit more work but I’m hopeful we can get this resolved satisfactorily in the next week.
Any comments,thoughts or suggestions are welcome
The roadworks at Collessie are at a stage that the A91 can reopen on Saturday 23 October under traffic light control to allow traffic through the works.
These works have been completed 4 weeks early due to Cemex Ltd and the Contractor RMB working longer hours and weekends to assist in getting the works completed as early as possible.
Well done to all the contractors involved in getting these work completed so quickly.