Overnight closure for Shorehead car parks

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AN 18-month-long trial to clamp down on anti-social behaviour at Leven’s Shorehead car parks is expected to be given the go ahead today (Wednesday).

The Levenmouth area committee is expected to approve plans by Fife Council to prohibit parking at that location between 9pm and 6am.

The parking area behind the bus station and the car park between South street and Shore Wynd are included in the experimental Traffic Regulation Order.

“There has been concern for some time over the safety of road users and disturbance to local businesses and residents from anti-social use of the off-street car parks in central Leven,” states Fife Council’s report.

It adds: “Increased attention from police has helped ease the situation but has flagged up the need for additional measures to assist their operations.

“The proposed restrictions are the product of detailed liaison with Fife Police.”

A similar prohibition on overnight parking was introduced to car parks along Leven Promenade in 2004.

However, because of the experimental status of this specific trial, its time frame cannot be extended beyond 18 months.

If approved, the restrictions can be adjusted during the trial period.