Signs for a better Leven look promising

Gordon Kinnear and Cllr Tom Adams
Gordon Kinnear and Cllr Tom Adams
  • New signage
  • Town promotion
  • Publicising heritage

New information boards displaying the message ‘Welcome to Leven’ have been placed across the town centre.

Replacing the previous panels, which were over 20 years old, the five new boards tell the story of the town’s heritage.

Supporting Leven town centre is a key objective of the Levenmouth Plan.

Cllr Tom Adams

The ‘Welcome’ signs, commissioned by Fife Council, can be found at Durie Street, in the car parks at East Promenade, Shorehead and South Street.

A further panel on Links Road, near the entrance to Festival Gardens, gives a visual guide to the town’s conservation area.

The board at Durie Street adds the finishing touch to improvement works completed in June, which saw the area beside the Clydesdale Bank repaved and decluttered, new trees planted and new seating installed.

Local trader Eddie Young, owner of Motorfits and a member of Leven Community Council, said he was delighted to see the work carried out in Durie Street, while the new interpretation panel gave a real uplift to a key civic space within the town centre.

Pictured are Gordon Kinnear, left, senior quantity surveyor at Realm Construction Ltd, the project contractor, with Councillor Tom Adams.

Councillor Tom Adams, chairman of Fife Council’s Levenmouth area committee, said improved promotion of Leven was a major part of the authority’s plans.

He explained: “Supporting Leven town centre is a key objective of the Levenmouth Plan 2011-2020. “This investment in promoting the area and improving the public realm at the north end of the High Street is part of a wider programme of improvements to the quality and function of the town.

“It aims to target the places that people use and value and complements the larger scale work planned for Shorehead and Bridge Street.”