Family’s anger set to bolster A92 campaign

Robert Brown, grandfather of Logan Carrie, found 24 street lamps unlit when he visited the area on Monday evening.
Robert Brown, grandfather of Logan Carrie, found 24 street lamps unlit when he visited the area on Monday evening.

The family of Logan Carrie, have once again slammed those responsible for the street lighting on the A92 after 24 street lamps were found to be unlit this week.

Robert Brown, the grandfather of the nine-year-old who was killed on the notorious stretch of the A92 near his Cadham home last month, has told the Gazette he counted 24 street lamps unlit or not working near to the Balfarg junction at around 11.50 p.m. on Monday evening.

It can not be allowed to continue as more lives will be put at risk

Robert Brown

“I find this totally unacceptable and a disgrace,” said Mr Brown.

He added: “Who is responsible for these lights not being on? It can not be allowed to continue as more lives will be put at risk.

“After complaining and bringing to the attention of BEAR Scotland the first time I couldn’t believe it when I found so many lights not lit a second time, I’m so angry.”

It is the second time since his grandson’s death on February 10 that he has found the stretch of A92 trunk road north of the town unlit.

Responding to his first complaint where 15 lights were found to be not working at around 6.30 p.m., BEAR Scotland said it had been a timing issue as to when the lights were programmed to come on and that changes would be made.

The family have now taken up the complaint with their councillor and have made the A92 campaign group aware of the latest failings.

The concern will no doubt bolster the argument for safety improvements to be made the mile-and-a-half stretch as people from across the area gather for a public meeting to discuss concerns tonight (Wednesday).

The Glenrothes Area Futures Group (GAFG) have made the A92 their main priority and only last week conducted a second closed-doors summit meeting with representatives from Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland, Fife Council and police to highlight the growing concern among the public.

GAFG are expecting a large turn out tonight (Wednesday) when they host a public meeting at the Lomond Centre, Woodside Road, Glenrothes, to formulate a campaign to press for safety improvements to the stretch of road that is fast becoming one of the deadliest in Scotland.

The meeting starts at 7.00 p.m. and all members of the public are invited to attend.

Large turnout expected as public concern over A92 issues grow

With a large turn out expected at tonight’s A92 campaign public meeting, a number of representatives from various national organisations have been invited to address the gathering.

Among them will be councillor David Ross, leader of Fife Council, Stephen Davies, road safety manager for Transport Scotland, Alan Campbell, east of Scotland manager for BEAR Scotland and Bob Mclellan, Fife Council’s head of transportation. Representatives from the police are also expected to give their views to issues raised.

Glenrothes Area Futures Group, who have organised the meeting and spearheading the campaign are expected to draw up an action plan.