Councillors in Levenmouth have approved funding worth over £11,000 for a ‘deep clean’ improvement of Leven High Street.
Elected members at the recent area committee meeting were asked to agree the funding, which will see all surfaces in the area subject to a ‘spring clean’.
The improvement works, to be carried out by a contractor on behalf of Fife Council, will form part of the regeneration of the area.
The issues were discussed during the 2013 Levenmouth Charette event, and feedback from locals requested particular attention for the high street.
Following the clean-up, which area services manager Dave Paterson said will start as soon as possible, the Council is also keen to put in place a ‘stitch in time’ approach, which will review the roofs of buildings in the area, as well as guttering which may need repaired, or have plant growth removed.
The measures were welcomed by councillors at the meeting. However, concerns about street furniture and vehicles on the high street were discussed.
Councillor David Alexander said: “This is a good project, I think it’s excellent.
“There seems to be this general approach that we own the high street and decide what shops go there – but we don’t! The reality is that footfall has dropped and we will do all we can, but people have to shop there to support the high street. We can only do so much.”