Vine Convention Centre introduced as ‘long-term venue’ for driving assessments



IT IS understood that the Vine Convention Centre in Dunfermline is ready to be the ‘long-term venue’ for driving assessments in West Fife.

Dunfermline and West Fife MP Douglas Chapman posted on Fb this afternoon a letter he had acquired from the DVSA (Driving & Car Requirements Company).

Mr Chapman mentioned: “Implausible information for Dunfermline that the Vine Convention Centre will probably be used as a long-term venue for the city’s driving check centre.

“I’ve labored exhausting for this for the reason that authentic centre closed and can proceed to push the DVSA on ready instances and whether or not three days every week is sufficient.”

In a letter to Mr Chapman, Peter Hearn, director of operations (north) for DVSA, mentioned: “At our teleconference on Friday, July 19, I promised to give you an replace on sensible automotive check service supply in Dunfermline.

“I can affirm, after finishing up an operational overview of the suitability of the Vine Convention Centre, that it’s appropriate as a long-term check venue. Now we have labored exhausting to retain a testing service in Dunfermline and use of the Vine Convention Centre will permit us to supply continuity for candidates, instructors and employees.

“Now we have acquired a draft settlement from the Vine Convention Centre and are awaiting affirmation of planning approval. This may take roughly 12 weeks, at which level we’ll search to safe the settlement.

“We’re at present delivering 9 check programmes per week at Dunfermline, three every day on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Throughout August, examiners delivered 16 out of hours assessments to maximise throughput and repair supply. There have been no cancelled or rescheduled assessments.

“Sensible automotive check ready instances at Dunfermline are lowering, nonetheless, we’ll proceed to observe the state of affairs.”

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