Thursday, January 29, 2009


I’ve had a field day with today’s issue of the Dunfermline Press and I thought I’d share with you my comments on three stories featured this week. The first concerns a driver complaining about a junction, despite admitting causing a crash there. The second is the continuing saga of the monthly bin collection pilot. And lastly, there’s the schools, or lack of schools, problem within my local area. The Good Lady Wife recently tried to phone the Council with the number given to speak to someone about the school issue. Fife Council’s fancy, and very confusing, new telephone system informed her by recorded message that “this number has not been allocated to anyone”! She tried the main switchboard number repeatedly and couldn’t get through on that either. She gave up.

Man cheats death at spot where dad died

“There is no such thing as an "accident". There is always an error on one or more sides; an error that Mr. Little admitted. What happened to his father was tragic but he doesn't appear to have learned from it. To then go moaning to the Press is rather hypercritical.

People need to take personal responsibility. It's no use blaming the junction or, in other cases, the camber of the road, road markings etc. Drive more carefully and these incidents can be avoided.”

Fife Council's bins idea stinks says Dunfermline mum

“"This option was brought forward by council officers"

Who exactly are these bird-brained "council officers" who came up with this half-baked scheme? Have they nothing better to do?

"Approximately 20 per cent of everything we throw out is food waste"

Where does Mr Vettraino get these figures from? His furtive imagination?

"We will listen and act on their feedback"

Then completely ignore it and do what we want anyway because we don't give a toss about the electorate.

Fife Council are as much use as a roof rack on a helicopter. They're just 'playing' at being politicians because they have no real grasp on the needs of the electorate. They might as well be Thatcher Tories - it's all me, me, me!”

No place in Dunfermline school for poster boy

Yet another own goal from Faff Council. They were so intent on building all the new houses in the DEX that they forgot about basic infrastructure. Public transport, shops and other amenities, particularly schools, were mere afterthoughts. We should be asking where all the money from these housing developments and the resultant Council Tax has gone?

The person(s) responsible should resign because this has been one almighty cock-up. Despite repeatedly informing Fife Council that our daughter would be going to the local Catholic primary school we've been pestered with correspondence asking us how she would get to school (they gave us a map to draw her route on - I'm only surprised it didn't come with a crayon) and why we didn't attend the open night. The Council is riddled with incompetence. If the Council is so desperate to save money, it should get rid of the deadwood and spend the money on the electorate.

The chickens are now coming home to roost.

Uproar predicted as Fife Council presses ahead with monthly bin collections

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