Durie St overhaul planned

Eddie Young
Eddie Young

A local businessman has had talks with Fife Council about plans to overhaul the seating area at Durie Street.

For more than five years, Eddie Young, owner of Motorfits on Commercial Street, has been campaigning to revamp the area, which is just outside of the British Heart Foundation and Stuart’s.

Eddie, chairman of Leven Environment Group (LEG) and treasurer at Leven Community Council, met with Richard Brown from Fife Council to discuss the possibility of installing new planters around the seating area to brighten the space up.

Once a well-kept seating and play area, over the years it has become tired and dirty.

Eddie said “It’s a harbour for cigarette ends and other rubbish. I’ve asked other people what they think and they said it’s a disgrace.

Gill Baldwin from Fife Council said: “This idea is still at a very early stage and has to be designed, costed and funding sought. It would include rationalisation of existing trees, replacement of seating, paving over play area , introduction of superior planters and a new interpretation board.”

Eddie added: “It was a very positive meeting. I’ve been on at them for five years about this area and I hope this is a step forward.”

If the plans are taken forward, LEG would take over the maintenance of the planters.