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 Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 19:43

It was reported earlier than Fife Council has had its entire fleet of gritters stolen. At least that's why I'm assuming they haven't gritted anywhere despite prior warning.

Good luck to anyone getting vaccinated tomorrow if they're not sending out gritters later. Farcical.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: AlfonzoBonzo  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 20:34

The grit escape

Show us yer....
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 20:42

grit under the snow isn't gonna do anything though especially on non primary routes.

its the ploughs that are needed
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 21:02

Already been through my bit tonight but the volume of snow in a short space of time ,allied with the temp and wind means they're fishing in the wind. Given the Amber warning might need ploughs on for tomorrow am. Cleared my drive earlier, salted it, got it clear and went in and got my tea, looked out 20 mins later and it was 2" deep. Pushed 5 cars up the hill this evening too.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: sadindiefreak  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 21:19

Quote:

jake89, Mon 8 Feb 19:43

It was reported earlier than Fife Council has had its entire fleet of gritters stolen. At least that's why I'm assuming they haven't gritted anywhere despite prior warning.

Good luck to anyone getting vaccinated tomorrow if they're not sending out gritters later. Farcical.


This has latest location of all gritters.

https://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:13

Mother in law is 71. Got fed up waiting on the letter and phoned today only to find that she is to go tomorrow. God knows whete the letter went. She'll be fretting.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:18

True grit.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:18

Quote:

sadindiefreak, Mon 08 Feb 21:19

Quote:

jake89, Mon 8 Feb 19:43

It was reported earlier than Fife Council has had its entire fleet of gritters stolen. At least that's why I'm assuming they haven't gritted anywhere despite prior warning.

Good luck to anyone getting vaccinated tomorrow if they're not sending out gritters later. Farcical.


This has latest location of all gritters.

https://scotgov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=2de764a9303848ffb9a4cac0bd0b1aab

Post Edited (Mon 08 Feb 21:19)


Nothing in Dunfermline, if I’m reading that correctly?




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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:22

For gods sake.A couple of inches,of snow, and people are getting there whatsits in a twist. Went to school, in the early sixties, and just got on with it.Todays,kids are wimps !
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:26

Raymie, the map is just for trunk roads.

Got to consider many are being expected to travel some distance for their vaccination. I'm lucky that I could walk to East End from my house but try that if you're a 70 year old in Limekilns.

Appreciate it's a hard job when the snow keeps coming but appears to have been no pre-treating.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Mon 8 Feb 22:38

As long as the old dears get their vaccine on time as it’s going to cause a backlog so mon the council! Get those streets salted!!!

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 10:13

Is it not priority to do all the trunk roads etc. and keep them open.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Parboiled  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 10:50

School in the early sixties - pre elf and safety!

There was a male teacher at Camdean, Mr Carr. If there wasn’t already a snowball battle on the go at playtime the first one that whistled past your lug would be his.

Probably get struck off for that these days.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 10:52

What's the benefit of doing the trunk roads if you can't get out of towns/villages onto them?

I'm assuming the main roads in Dunfermline have now been cleared and treated? All I can see from our house is a load of snow covered roads. I'll need to find a shovel to do the road...worrying thing is that I think the shovel may be under snow in the back garden! 😂
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 11:08

They're currently doing roadworks in my street and we're obviously worried about losing out on overtime cos the contractors JCB has just cleared the road of snow with his big shovel thingy.
Result


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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 13:40

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twin par, Mon 08 Feb 22:22

For gods sake.A couple of inches,of snow, and people are getting there whatsits in a twist. Went to school, in the early sixties, and just got on with it.Todays,kids are wimps !


I remember in the 70’s the whole street would come out and do their civic duty and clear their street and that would work all the way up and down the other streets where I lived.

Now folk just stand looking out the window with crossed arms and pursed lips shouting about the council.


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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: JTH123  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 13:50

We did that it my street after the last beast. At least half the street were out. Probably will do again in the day or 2. Bloody hard work clearing your section of hard packed stuff on the road when it's 4" thick.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Pars_1986  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 14:04

My neighbour and I cleared our street when it was the beast from the east digging everyone out also. Made my blood boil though when you realised folk were standing watching you dig them out then once you had finished they came out and buggered off in there car no thanks or anything. We had the odd person come out and offer cups of tea coffee or a beer but not many. Also had certain football players who played with dunfermline and never even came out to help and just watched
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 14:21

Had the same experience last time.A few of us cleared our street.A family stood and watched us from their window. Three teenagers,and mum and dad.He moaned later,about not clearing the top of his drive.Some folks have some nerve ! He got a suitable answer back.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 14:46

Me and the neighbour were out doing the Steep section on our street this morning, that nobody could get up last night. Not a soul came out to help. The only ones that waved or gave a thumbs up were the van drivers. Truly miserable barstewards. He's only recently moved in and was bemoaning the lack of community spirit.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 15:55

We did it too back in 2018. Problem is if main roads aren't done.

The other issue is Fife Council removed a lot of grit bins in the past couple of years to save money.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 15:57

not much point trying to clear the top of our estate with the heavy showers continuing, so image be out clearing tomorrow with the rest of neighbours at this end of the neighbourhood as we always do
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Athletico  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 17:07

Opening post is like something from the comment section on Fife Jammers.

I work for the council, and I deal with calls for gritting requests. Our entire fleet of gritters were out overnight, all night into this morning. Pre-treating and clearing. Unfortunately you can put all the grit in the country down, it will not stop snow lying.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: PARS207  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 17:49

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Athletico, Tue 9 Feb 17:07

Opening post is like something from the comment section on Fife Jammers.

I work for the council, and I deal with calls for gritting requests. Our entire fleet of gritters were out overnight, all night into this morning. Pre-treating and clearing. Unfortunately you can put all the grit in the country down, it will not stop snow lying.


unfortunately that doesn't matter to some folk who think the gritters should be out 24/7 and would have totally stopped the conditions of the roads today
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 17:54

Flame throwers on all vehicles...
Now you're moving.
I'm a problem solver I am 🤣


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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 18:20

Quote:

PARS207, Tue 09 Feb 17:49

Quote:

Athletico, Tue 9 Feb 17:07

Opening post is like something from the comment section on Fife Jammers.

I work for the council, and I deal with calls for gritting requests. Our entire fleet of gritters were out overnight, all night into this morning. Pre-treating and clearing. Unfortunately you can put all the grit in the country down, it will not stop snow lying.


unfortunately that doesn't matter to some folk who think the gritters should be out 24/7 and would have totally stopped the conditions of the roads today


Athletico, how is that the main roads north and south into the town are in such a poor state. ? Should the priority not be to keep these clear ? I understand it would involve quite a few runs back and forth.
Genuine question.

Thanks




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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 18:23

Athletico, can you grit my road? Never been done in 18 years (and counting) 😂

Appreciate it's a hard task but fair to say the council doesn't adequately resource this. They're starved of funds but it's still frustrating that a country like Scotland can't deal with something that happens every year.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: JnrB  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 19:30

I’ll post something positive.

Great job done by the road workers, I managed to get into the work (centre of Edinburgh) from my wee fife village today in the same time it would normally take as all the main trunk roads were completely clear.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Athletico  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 19:39

I answer the phones Raymie.

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 20:28

Ok no problem




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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 21:25

Grit on snow,without salt does not work.They are just putting, sand ,in so called grit boxes. Just makes,a muddy mess.!
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Pars Al  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 23:35

The other thing is all the gritters I have seen have an attachment at the front for a snow plough, but none have a plough attached (the trunk road ones do, but not the Fife Council ones). Maybe if they removed the snow then gritted it would help!

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Tue 9 Feb 23:49

Too many speed bumps around these days.... Just a guess


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Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 04:54

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 12:32

To be fair, BigJ, folks are frustrated with what they see as a failure to keep our mains roads open. ( Main road east to west and north to south into town. )
If there was some clarity and understanding about issues facing the Council Roads department, it would maybe help?




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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 14:22

Cant fault them other than no ploughs attached, been up my road 6 times in 48hrs.This morning there was a partial blockage by a car. The driver stopped level, let a load of grit out the back and then carried on allowing us to shovel it where it was needed. Think the main issue on side roads is folk not getting off their butt and doing a bit of shovelling out on the road outside their house.

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Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 14:25

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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 15:22

Glad you are managing to get about. I also was able to get into work.

Nobody expects all roads to be open.

The main road from the West was blocked for hours yesterday at Urquhart Cut.

A bus was stuck in Pittencrieff Street yesterday and only released around 7pm

Not asking for miracles, just the main routes.



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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Feb 17:07

Moaning about moaning 😂

Can't see the main roads having been done around Duloch. Linburn Road still looks a state and you could plow that as it has wide pavements and grass.

Fair play to the guys being out.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: P  
Date:   Thu 11 Feb 06:36

Quote:

Raymie the Legend, Wed 10 Feb 15:22

Glad you are managing to get about. I also was able to get into work.

Nobody expects all roads to be open.

The main road from the West was blocked for hours yesterday at Urquhart Cut.

A bus was stuck in Pittencrieff Street yesterday and only released around 7pm

Not asking for miracles, just the main routes.



Post Edited (Wed 10 Feb 15:24)


Urquhart Cut Is barely passable if it rains in summertime it’s a disgrace it’s never been improved


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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Raymie the Legend  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 07:14

I was in Livingston on Thursday. The condition of their roads were much better than Dunfermline’s




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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sat 13 Feb 15:33

Much better in Falkirk too.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 13:48

Anyone know what the roads are like around Pitreavie?
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: Jbob  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 13:53

It`s never much better in Falkirk

Bobs of the world unite
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 14:14

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Jbob, Sun 14 Feb 13:53

It`s never much better in Falkirk


The roads, not the rest of it. Though I'd say Falkirk Council do a far better job in terms of economic development than Fife Council do. Fife keep flogging a dead horse by investing in Kirkcaldy over and over.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 15:12

What have Fife Council invested in Kirkcaldy?

We all hate poverty, war, and injustice.
Unlike the rest of you squares.
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 Re: Fife Council - reported missing
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 14 Feb 16:43

High street, roundabouts, the prom, John Smith business park. Also spending the majority of the Scottish Government town centre funding on Kirkcaldy, including a fair chunk on the Adam Smith theatre after admitting their "shovel ready" projects weren't that shovel ready afterall!
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