Council’s bunting u-turn


BUNTING is flying from Cupar’s streets after an agreement was reached between the organisers of Cupar Children’s Gala and Fife Council.

The gala committee had wanted to string bunting up at the Cross and Bonnygate to give the town a celebratory feel from this weekend until the Olympic torch arrives on June 12 but the cost of getting the local authority to hang the coloured flags was deemed too high.

However, following a meeting on Monday the gala’s joint-chairperson Cheryl King said there appeared to have been some misunderstandings with Fife Council.

She said she was delighted the work would be funded from the local area budget this year. Cupar Community Council is to offer a £200 contribution towards the cost.

The bunting will be strung between lamposts where possible in Bonnygate, Crossgate, Westport Place and Balgarvie Road as well as from existing Christmas lights’ catenary wires in St Catherine Street, the Cross, and Bonnygate.

Fife Council spokersperson Kate Hughes said she was delighted to help make sure the town centre looked suitably cheery for the gala weekend and for the Olympic torch visit.

She added that a Fife-wide review of community activities including the use of bunting, was due to be carried out.