Green-fingered tea leafs strike in Levenmouth

A spate of recent thefts of flowers and larger plants in the Levenmouth area is causing great concern in the local community.

Friday, 1st July 2016, 1:14 pm
Updated Friday, 1st July 2016, 2:21 pm
Locals are asked to call the police if they see anything suspicious
Locals are asked to call the police if they see anything suspicious

The missing plants, particularly in Letham Glen in Leven and Bishops Court, Kennoway, were part of a project to improve the floral displays in the area.

Fife Council’s parks, streets and open spaces team have been working hard over the last few months planting beds of flowers at gateway sites, town centres, roundabouts and parks to create eye catching displays.

Councillor Tom Adams, chairman of the Levenmouth area committee, said: “The theft of these plants not only damages our efforts to show pride in the local environment but also costs the Council money it can’t afford to lose.

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“Our local communities are putting in many hours of voluntary time, in partnership with the Council, to improve the area, it is a shame to see this being damaged by vandalism and theft.

“If you see anything suspicious in regard to people removing plants from bedding areas please alert the local Police by phoning 101, and give as much detail as you can.”

Inspector Tom Brown of Police Scotland said: “I would ask members of the public who may have any knowledge of these thefts to contact the local police. Please support your local community and be a good neighbour by reporting any suspicious behaviour.”

The work is part of a collaborative approach with a number of local community groups to spruce up the area before judging takes place for the Beautiful Fife competition later in July.