Litter bin unemptied for nearly 11 months

KIRKCALDY;'bin in a childrens playpark that hasn't been emptied since November. Candy Westcott and pet dog Buddy.'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

KIRKCALDY;'bin in a childrens playpark that hasn't been emptied since November. Candy Westcott and pet dog Buddy.'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON

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RESIDENTS in a Kirkcaldy housing estate have hit out over a litter bin in a children’s play park which hasn’t been emptied since November 2010.

The bin, which is in a play park in the Hollybrae estate, is now overflowing and some bags containing dog muck have fallen out and burst open and angry locals just want the mess cleaned up.

Alexandra Westcott, who lives in nearby Sir Thomas Elder Way said: “The Council says it’s not its responsibility but they put up signs round the estate asking dog owners to clean up after their dogs on the grass areas surrounding this playpark, but no bins have been put up so dog owners use this bin which never gets emptied.

Health and safety

“This is a real health and safety issue. How are children supposed to play here when there’s dog muck all over the place?

“It’s absolutely disgusting.”

Clair Lovett, parks development officer for Fife Council, said: ”At present this housing development has not been adopted by Fife Council and therefore the park is still the responsibility of Taylor Wimpey, as such we are not in a position to carry out any maintenance.

“I contacted Taylor Wimpey and requested that they arrange for this bin to be emptied and the litter removed.”

A spokesman for Taylor Wimpey said: “Taylor Wimpey is disappointed to hear that a litter bin within the play area at Heron Place has remained unemptied for some considerable time, and has instructed for this to be remedied as soon as possible.”