We are all living in a forgotten street

The collapsed section of Edington Place - five years on
The collapsed section of Edington Place - five years on
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Residents in a quiet Dysart street say they have been forgotten about after part of the road outside their homes collapsed more than FIVE years ago.

And they claim that, despite repeatedly asking Fife Council what is happening about repairs to Edington Place, they’ve been left in the dark.

It is a waste of time complaining as it doesn’t make any difference

David Wright

Householders say that the street, which is split in two by a concrete barrier to stop through traffic, and a metal fence, is a “terrible eyesore” and claim that double parking and cars reversing in the street when they realise it is blocked off makes their lives very difficult.

“I just can’t believe we have gone all this time and still nothing has been done,” said Irene Suttie, whose house overlooks the collapsed section.

“I’ve spoken to everyone I can think of, but I still haven’t had any answers. We’ve just been forgotten.”

One young mum, who did not wish to be named, said: “My neighbours had their house up for sale but the minute viewers saw the state of the road, they just turned round again. They had to take it off the market, and I don’t think anyone will be able to sell until this is all fixed.”

David Wright (89) has lived in the street for over 40 years. He said: “It is a waste of time complaining as it doesn’t make any difference; that’s five years we’ve been waiting and still nothing has happened.

“They diverted the buses down this way when roadworks were being done on Normand Road and it weakened the road. It was built for horses and carts, not buses. Then there was the really bad winter and that was just the final straw.”

Derek Crowe, Fife Council senior manager roads & engineering services, said: “We’re working with the home-owners to find a suitable solution. As yet we don’t have any timescales for the repairs.”