Thursday, 29 October 2009
I received this letter from Fife Police regarding the survey of residents that they conducted which shows that residents believe that crime has dropped in the village thanks to extra police presence to protect the Prime Minister. Even though crime levels were not very high before most North Queensferry residents appear to feel safer thanks to the PM. I'm glad there is at least one benefit to having Gordon Brown as Prime Minister! So many people can't wait to see the back of him. There are clearly some concerns about the vehicle stop points and the carrying of guns which the police are conscious of. It's helpful that the police undertook this listening initiative. It shows they are sensitive to local opinion.
Even though crime levels were not very high before most North Queensferry residents appear to feel safer thanks to the PM. I'm glad there is at least one benefit to having Gordon Brown as Prime Minister! So many people can't wait to see the back of him.
There are clearly some concerns about the vehicle stop points and the carrying of guns which the police are conscious of. It's helpful that the police undertook this listening initiative. It shows they are sensitive to local opinion.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Pupils from Camdean Primary School in Rosyth visited Westminster on Tuesday as part of a week long visit to the city.
They enjoyed an official tour of the Palace followed by a talk from the education department and finally from me.
Afterward they went for a whistle stop tour of the central London.
Tuesday, 27 October 2009
- The new Carnegie Primary school is being procured and will be constructed by a contractor appointed under a traditional single stage design and build contract.
- Initial 'expression of interest' tenders were invited with an advertisement in the Official Journal of the European Journal (OJEU)
- 31 'expression of interests' were received.
- Of the 31 submissions, a preferred shortlist of 5 contractors was reached with formal tender invited in July 2009.
- Over the past 3 months, design work has been undertaken by the contractors, responding to the Council's tender document, brief and vision for the new school.
- Of the 5 shortlisted contractors only 4 decided to submitted formal tender returns on 23 October 2009.
- The Fife Council team are currently evaluating these detailed tender documents, with a recommendation of the preferred contractor to be made to the Building Fife Future Project Board in December 2009/January 2010.
- Upon selection of the preferred contractor, detailed design for the school will commence.
- Work to construct the school is programmed to start in May 2010.
- At this present time the Fife Council's Education and Property Services team are satisfied that the project is on programme to be completed by end of July 2011 and open for the new academic term August 2011."
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Families throughout West Fife are desperate for a home so to leave this one empty is a calamity. The eighteenth century two storey stone built terraced house is an integral part of the historic village. It’s a lively community and to add another family to that life would be fitting.
Do you know who owns this house?
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
Take a look for yourself... www.pitreavieplaygroup.com
Monday, 5 October 2009
This is not a report from today, but fifteen years ago - twelve of which Labour have been in charge! It's about time the Prime Minister used his power to remove these seven nuclear submarines from Rosyth Dockyard.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
Friday, 2 October 2009
The Fife company provides advice and supplies the full spectrum of audio equipment so that the 15% of the population that have hearing difficulties are not excluded.
The company made contact with me after I kicked off a campaign to improve the service offered by call centres to their deaf customers.I'll now be contacting the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to get the two together.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
The pupils had been learning about how Westminster works and had ran their own election with imaginative policies and eye catching election gimmicks.
Teachers Cara Biseker and Isla Gaze had successfully inspired their pupils and had cunningly influenced their pupils to promote a pay rise for teachers in their manifestos.
I'm looking forward to Primary Seven visiting Westminster in November. I'm sure they'll love it.