On the last Friday of summer months (including September) a FREE Guided Heritage Walk leaves the Heritage Centre (4 Kirkgate) for the Binn and Binn Pond at 1.15pm. Today’s guide is Bill Kirkhope, the highly knowledgeable editor of the Burgh Buzz.
“The walk takes about three hours and includes a climb to the summit of the Binn. Walkers should be reasonably fit, and wear stout footwear and clothes suitable for the weather conditions. Participants are advised to bring along a snack and a drink.”
Today (30.8.18.) Burntisland’s three councillors will discuss the Burntisland Station Parking Feasibility study with Fife Council officials.
“A brief was issued to Roads & Lighting Contracts team from Asset Management & Sustainable Transport to provide outline designs and cost for car park layout options, i.e. 50, 75 and 100 spaces on an area of land adjacent to Burntisland Railway Station. The feasibility should consider the following:
Vehicle, cycle and pedestrian access to the car park
Pedestrian access to the station from the car park
Pedestrian access to the rest of the town from the car park
Drop off / taxi point
Potential bus stop
EV charging point
Parking for disabled users
Options to extend car park in the future”
The 17 page report doesn’t actually cover all these but details several options to spend up to £708,372.80 providing car parking.
“The Trust’s free guided historical walk round the inner heritage trail will take place every Wednesday in July and every Wednesday in August at 2.00pm. The meeting place is the Heritage Centre at 4 Kirkgate. The walk takes about two hours and includes visits to the Parish Church, the Burgh Chambers, and (by special arrangement) Rossend Castle.”
“The Big Beach Clean is an annual event and a part of FCCT’s Access All Areas Festival. Scotland has more coastline than anywhere else in the UK and and many communities rely on the cleanliness of their beach for their economy. Beach litter and the problems it causes to both humans and wildlife is a huge issue that we need everyone’s help with.
We hope that communities, regular volunteers, schools, community groups, councillors will join us at Burntisland Big Beach Clean.”
“Completed nomination papers must be lodged with the Returning Officer at Fife Council, Democratic Services, 3rd Floor, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes KY7 5LT on any day Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Friday 17th August 2018 but not later than 4.00 pm on Thursday 6th September 2018. It is recommended that nomination papers are lodged in advance of this date.”
That’s the latest view in the row over the ‘wasteland’ in front of The Platform Studios.
Tanya Scoon in the Fife Free Press reports that “everyone with an interest in the plans should get together to discuss the possible solutions, rather than arguing on social media” is the view of “both Alex MacDonald, chairman of Burntisland and Community Council and by Christine May, chairman of Fife Historic Buildings Trust”
Perhaps this search for a compromise will be part of the discussion next week (30th) when the three ward councillors meet Fife Council officials to discuss a report on parking at the station which has not yet been made public.