Things To Do

Please read the News Update And Context page for further ideas and any ways you could be involved on a personal basis.  Come along to one of our monthly meetings to discuss any ideas you have.   

Before sending a personalised address to any contact email addresses given, remember to include your name and address and other contact details because this is important when addressing politicians & public servants.

19th February, ONLINE SURVEY, ONE LAST PUSH!

Excellent response to Newburgh transport surveys. 77 paper surveys complete and 630 online surveys. This represents just over 24% of the population.
And brilliant written responses giving a positive mosaic of voices, saying in their different ways the same thing – better buses and give us a station! That’s real evidence.
Online survey finishes on the 28th February. Well done Newburgh! A last burst to surpass expectations, go on, go on!

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/79HJGNS

 

ONLINE SURVEY  https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/79HJGNS

Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey.  This survey will help us collate statistics relating to any transport issues the residents of Newburgh face, and any suggested improvements.  The survey is part of the Newburgh Train Station Campaign STAG Pre-Appraisal Transport Study Consultation and is a Transport Survey for Newburgh and District Residents in the KY14 6 Postcode Area.  We would appreciate as many survey returns as possible from all members of your household.   Also, ask neighbours, family and friends to respond as well.  Thank you, we would appreciate as many responses from the area as possible.  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/79HJGNS

 

Newburgh Train Station Group’s STAG pre-appraisal Transport Study of the Newburgh area has begun a residents transport survey as part of the consultation process which is an integral part of the study.  If you are a resident and you want to fill a survey out on paper or make a copy for somebody with no internet access, please download a copy of the Survey  here.  Paper surveys can be returned to the Tayside Institute and Community Centre, High Street, Newburgh, c/o the Newburgh Train Station Group.  Please print off copies to hand to family, friends and neighbours.  A cross section of all ages is important as well as a good numerical response.  Thank you.

 
Paper copies can also be found in the entrance at the office reception window of the TICC.
 
Paper copies have also been circulated, firstly at the coffee morning and most recently at the drop-in session at the TICC and at the recent Newburgh Community Council meeting.
 
Supporters and well-wishers of the campaign are encouraged to take copies (and make more!) for wider distribution, especially to people without computers and internet access.
 
The campaign relies on volunteers from the community and welcomes extra support.
 
The survey is a crucial part of the campaign work at this moment in time and a good solid return from people in Newburgh and area will be an important factor.
 
So, please, to all all supporters, well-wishers and likers, help distribute this survey as widely as possible throughout our community.
 
Do this with paper copies and also by urging others in the locality through social media, particularly Newburgh Now, Newburgh Then.  
 
Thank you all so much for your interest, support and any extra effort you can make.

 

Now the Scottish Parliament Elections of 2016 and the UK EU Referendum are over, there is a new constituency MSP, Willie Rennie and seven list MSPs for Mid-Scotland and Fife.

If you want to contact any of these to encourage them to support in effective and meaningful ways the campaign to reopen the station at Newburgh please do so.  One of these ways is to get them to press for a full transport appraisal for Newburgh and its area so we all know where we stand as to our access to public transport and connectivity.  The appraisal deals with all transport issues affecting an area including, buses, trains, roads, pedestrian and cycle paths.  It will be a good opportunity for Newburgh if this is done and the more local people who lend their support to getting this and ensuring it is fairly done, the better.  So, writing to your constituency MSPs would be useful.  There’s no time like now.

Willie.Rennie.msp@parliament.scot

Alex.Rowley.msp@parliament.scot

Alexander.Stewart.msp@parliament.scot

Claire.Baker.msp@parliament.scot

 

Dean.Lockhart.msp@parliament.scot

Elizabeth.Smith.msp@parliament.scot

Mark.Ruskell.msp@parliament.scot

Murdo.Fraser.msp@parliament.scot

 

Newburgh’s councillors who represent our ward on Fife Council and who you may also like to contact about the campaign are:

Cllr.Andy.Heer@fife.gov.uk

Cllr.Donald.Lothian@fife.gov.uk

Cllr.David.MacDiarmid@fife.gov.uk

Fife Council is broadly supportive of the campaign to reopen the station and to get a transport appraisal done but there is no harm keeping everyone concerned on their toes!