Cameron Community Council
Dukes Denbrea

Information

Ward Councillors

Fife Councillors for the ‘East Neuk and Landward’ ward, which covers the Cameron area are:

Cllr John Docherty
Contact details: Fife Website Link

Cllr Linda Holt
Contact details: Fife Website Link

www.lindaholt.org.uk
Tel: 01333 720378
Mob: 07759 509884
Council line: 03451 555 555 Ext. 442 320

Cllr Bill Porteous
Contact details: Fife Website Link

Out-of-Hours Urgent Care

When your GP, Dentist and local Pharmacy are closed, and you are too ill to wait:

Call: 111 (Free Number).

In an emergency, call 999.

Further information about the help and support available to you can be found here.

Beware of Fraud Texts or Phone Calls for NHS Vaccinations

Fraudsters are using COVID 19 as a way to target the public by tricking them to hand over cash or financial details. They are sending convincing looking text messages, telling people they are eligible for the vaccine or phoning people directly pretending to be from the NHS or a local pharmacy.

  • The NHS will NEVER ask for payment – the vaccine is free
  • NEVER ask for bank details
  • NEVER arrive unannounced at your home to administer vaccine
  • NEVER ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents.

Those eligible for current vaccination roll out will receive a letter to their home address direct from the NHS.

This warning was produced by the St Andrews Community Policing Team

Advert for Fife Children's Panel - Panel Practice Advisor

Fife Area Support Team are looking for committed and enthusiastic people to join us as Panel Practice Advisors.

We’re looking for people who have good assessment, observation, and communication skills. Above all else we’re looking for people who care about making a difference in the lives of children and young people attending hearings in Scotland.

To find out more on the role join us for a local virtual information session via Microsoft Teams on Tuesday 20 th April 2021. To book a place please email childrens.panel@fife.gov.uk

For a full role description and to apply online please visit Vacancies (chscotland.gov.uk). Closing date Wednesday 28 th April 2021.

Rural Crime Prevention

Police Scotland provides information on rural crime prevention for communities likely to be affected by this.

They have produced a leaflet - please read it here

Any suspicious activity should be reported to Police Scotland by calling 101, or alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. For emergencies call 999.

Friends Against Scams

The UK’s National Trading Standards has set up a useful website with information on scams and how to avoid them.

It also invites individuals to become ‘friends’ against scams by sharing information amongst their communities, and encouraging people to talk about the issue and support each other.

Their website is www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk

Rural Broadband

The UK Government’s Gigabit Vouchers Scheme is available now. Rural premises with broadband speeds of less than 30Mbps can claim vouchers worth up to £1,500 per residential property and up to £3,500 for each small and medium-sized business (SME), to support the cost of installing new gigabit-capable connections.

These connections don’t just have to be fixed broadband and might include wireless technologies.

Communities can come together to forge Community Fibre Partnerships to make full use of these vouchers to provide common infrastructure to small clusters of premises in rural areas.

To get started please check this link https://gigabitvoucher.culture.gov.uk/rural/

At this site you can check the providers for your postcode, have a discussion with your neighbours (over 15 properties is usually best) over which provider to choose, then all sign up to open the discussion with the provider.

For those prepared to wait, the Scottish Government expects to award the ‘Reaching 100’ (R100) programme contracts by the end of 2019, with delivery timescales confirmed once the supplier is in place (estimate is Spring 2020). More information on R100 is available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/reaching-100-superfast-broadband/

The UK Government should also be providing more details of its Universal Service Obligation for Broadband next year. It compels providers to provide a broadband service of at least 10Mbps to all premises who don’t have this currently.

Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC)

The Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) has produced its first Rural Crime Strategy to work in partnership to tackle rural crime throughout Scotland.

Read the SPARC strategy document here

Reporting a Power Cut

Call 105 to report a power cut.

No matter who you pay you bill to, this free-to-call number can be used to report a power cut 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Your call will be directed to SP Energy Networks, who will deal with your problem.

Winter Roads Emergencies

If you need to report to Fife Council that winter conditions have made local roads or pavements unsafe or unpassable, you can do so in the following ways:

Call the Duty Officer on 03451 555555, extension 859034, or

Send a message to the Council via their Facebook page (‘Fife Council’).

Reporting Problems with Roads

If you need to report potholes or other road faults to Fife Council, you can do so using their online reporting form at https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/lagan/roadfault/ It will help to include a photograph of the problem.

If you need to report problems with street lights, street signs, bollards or permanent traffic signals to Fife Council, you can do so using their online reporting form at https://www.fifedirect.org.uk/lagan/reportit/index.cfm?fuseaction=reportit.locate&objectid=1

These forms should only be used for faults that are not emergencies or immediate safety risks. If you need to report an urgent, dangerous or emergency situation (such as a fallen tree blocking a road, or traffic lights not working), you should call 03451 550099.

Seagull-proof Black Bags Available Free of Charge

If you need to use black bags for your refuse, seagull-proof sacks are available through Fife Council’s Environment and Building Services department. There is no cost associated with them and they can be ordered by calling the environment helpline on 03451 550022.

At the end of the August 2019 when the Fifedirect website is replaced by the new Fife.gov website the Council hopes to have the facility to order these bags online.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

There is a free confidential telephone helpline from 10am to 10pm every day: 020 743 0888 or 0800 0086 811

More information is also available at https://www.al-anonuk.org.uk/