Dunfermline estate overlooked by Fife Council, says news reader

I would like to point out through the press the abject negligence shown by the authorities responsible for keeping the Touch development in a clean, acceptable and tidy condition.

At a time when so much tree planting and work is being done on the estate’s community garden to improve the area, the main impression throughout the estate with regard to the cleanliness and orderliness of the area is an abyssal display of negligence.

We still have, after more than two years, fenced play park equipment in a weedy overgrown complex in the much loved play park still awaiting repair.

Path edges are clogged with invasive grass and weeds, paths are becoming narrower due to grass creep, embankments around the area are not cut despite recent consultation on cutting the trail grass clearly indicating that they should be cut normally, weeds and clumps of uncut grass everywhere.

At a time when we are being told how beautiful, clean and tidy Pittencrieff Park is (as it should be) at present for visitors and tourists there seems to be a misconception on the part of authorities that everything is OK.

The majority of municipal ratepayers in Touch and I suspect other areas do not pay their municipal tax, so only Pittencrieff Park is kept in a clean and acceptable condition: they dutifully pay their tax so that the areas in which they actually live are kept in an acceptable, presentable, clean and tidy condition.

Residents should not have to visit the Glen to find an acceptable clean and tidy environment, they deserve and expect to find the same clean and tidy environment outside their own doorstep.

I wouldn’t expect councilors or senior council officials to find this mess acceptable on their own doorsteps.

Ian Lamond,
Fodbank View,
Dunfermline

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