Travellers praised over polite conduct

The travelling vehicles which stayed for a week near Leven swimming pool.
The travelling vehicles which stayed for a week near Leven swimming pool.

THE travelling people who recently set up camp near Leven’s town centre have moved on – with praise from Council bosses following their convoy.

Around 15 vehicles and caravans appeared in mid-June on land at the north bank of the River Leven, and left after a week or so.

The small area of ground is likely to be crucial to plans for the town’s future development and the transformation of the area around the Bawbee Brig, linked to the Leven charette.

However, Fife Council bosses said the group’s conduct and co-operation had been exemplary.

Travelling persons site manager Peter Farrell said the site was visited early last week and had been left in a very tidy state, with rubbish bagged and left to one side.

The Council had been encouraged by the group’s behaviour and co-operation.

Another official said Fife tended not to have major issues with travellers, while a Fife Sports and Leisure Trust spokesperson said: “During their stay, the group used the Levenmouth pool and sports centre, and staff commented on their 
courteous and polite behaviour.”