Cross party support for Riverside Park toilet facility

The 'temporary toilet at the main car-park at Riverside Park -councillors backed a move to have a permanent facilty installed.
The 'temporary toilet at the main car-park at Riverside Park -councillors backed a move to have a permanent facilty installed.
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A campaign to have a permanent toilet facility installed at Riverside Park has gained cross-party support from the town’s councillors.

A petition containing over 100 signatures was presented to the Glenrothes area committee by Councillor Fiona Grant who is leading the call to have a purpose-built facility erected adjacent to the car park at the A911 entrance.

Last week’s committee agreed to request a report on the provision of permanent facilities with disabled access.

Mrs Grant welcomed the support, saying: “There is cross-party agreement that toilets, open all year round and fully accessible in our town park, is a priority project for the area committee .

“I know officers are working hard on this; I look forward to seeing the report and working together to achieve our shared objective.”

Last year VisitScotland awarded Riverside Park a three-star ‘very good attraction’ rating as part of the tourist board’s quality assurance programme.

Fife Council has provided the Friends of Riverside Park volunteer group with a grant to provide temporary toilets over the summer months for the last two years but they lack disabled access and proved particularly difficult for parents with with buggies.

And Cllr John Beare has requested the report be expanded to include the provision of similar facilities in Balbirnie Park. He said: “The lack of toilet provision has held back the use of our local parks by our schools and other groups.

“When the report is discussed at the next area committee meeting I hope we can find a way to ensure that our parks have the facilities that they and our communities deserve and that this can be expedited as a local priority.”