Community Council Meeting Reports (2007)

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ommunity Council Meeting of 12 January 2007

Report by Community Council Press Officer Heather Leuchars

In reply to a letter sent by Burntisland Community Council regards concerns over the manning of our Police station, The Chief Constable of Police has indicated he would be prepared to attend a BCC meeting to discuss matters more fully and this will be arranged soonest. Police reported faulty High Street lighting over Christmas - fortunately no incidents directly arose from the lack of street lights.

Councillors' report - High Street - Despite the Police and Councillor reporting the lights were out in the High Street the Transportation department did not consider it an emergency and “due to the time of year no-one was available”. Eventually on the 28th December they did take it seriously enough to have fault repaired. The Council are now to review their policy on prioritisation of emergency lighting in these circumstances. Enforcement of parking regulations will commence for the new street layout on completion of marked parking bays. Remedial work to be completed in 4-5 weeks. Crossing - out to tender and hopefully in place for March. Trees, planters, benches, pavement artwork due to be completed for end of month. Christmas lights - there is still a shortfall of approx £1,300 in funding. Allan Court - quotes being sought to sand blast entrance.

War Memorial - stone work to be cleaned and re-pointed. Beach sea wall - remedial work required and this will be carried out under warranty, time yet to be determined. Shelter on links - this should be in place shortly. Craigkennochie shrubbery - programme of work to be agreed. James Park - transportation have agreed to fix pavements during February/March. Lammerlaws Bridge - work commenced and due to last 5-6 months. The crane will be located within the roundhouse car park. Any work on Links will be kept to the minimum. Bollards on Links - now in place & effective in preventing parking on the Links. Water Feature - design agreed for Phase II. Costs and funding to be sought and timetable to be produced. Timescale - hopefully this year, if not then 2008. Concerns were raised over how the cost of last works had escalated and request that tight reigns be kept on this project with the new phase being carried out on a fixed price contract.

Recycling Centres - over the festive period the town bins were overflowing which proved people are willing to recycle. Concerns were raised that whilst the public are doing their bit they are being let down abysmally by Environmental Services who are taking recycled waste to land fill sites. Answers are required as to what measures Fife Council intend to implement to prevent any reoccurrences. Dog Fouling - additional dog bins to be provided and hopefully extra patrols of Environmental Wardens.

Scottish Water - Links Place sewage odours were due to faulty Buchan trap which has now been replaced. Haugh Road flooding has been reduced and water seems clear of sewage. Scottish Water will report back on its modelling of Burntislands’ sewers in late February when a way forward to permanently resolving the problems in Burntisland are to addressed.

Town Bus Service - Lonsdale Crescent and Nelson Grove to be included in schedule on completion of works on Lammerlaws bridge. Talks ongoing regarding the routing of 6A bus during its normal dwell time at Colinswell.

With regards to the proposed Skatepark, Ball Courts and Business Incubator Units at Roundhouse and Beacon, they should all be reaching the Planning Permission stage in the next couple of months.

The next meeting of the Community council will take place in the Burgh Chambers at 7.00pm prompt on Friday 9th February. There will be an additional meeting on 16th February, again at 7.00pm in the Burgh Chambers, for the official presentation of the Citizen of the Year award to Mr Alex D. Whitton. Members of the public will be made very welcome at both meetings.

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