Newly-vamped council services set for Leven

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CHANGES are afoot in the delivery of council services in Leven.

A refurbishment programme is about to get under way to combine Leven’s library and local office facilities currently provided at Carberry House.

As a result, the existing library on Durie Street will temporarily close on Monday, June 6, and the new joint facility is expected to re-open in the same building on October 3.

Fife Council’s Levenmouth area committee chairman, Councillor David Alexander, said: ”The new facility will offer a revamped library area with all the services previously offered still in place.

“In addition, the facility will also provide private interview space, a comfortable waiting area and fully accessible toilet facilities.”

Over the refurbishment period, library users will be directed to alternative facilities, notably the recently re-opened Methil Library and Local Office on Wellesley Road.

Meanwhile, front-line Local Office services will continue as usual from Carberry House until the new facility is opened.

The work will join the current Leven Library in Durie Street, with the former Tourist Information Centre next door, which has been empty for many years.

A Fife Council spokesperson said: “As a result, we shall be able to offer residents of Levenmouth an access point for a range of Council services within the town centre of Leven.

“This will be more convenient for customers, given its closer proximity to the bus station and town centre car parks, and will improve the look of the area by bringing a formerly empty building back into full use.”

As for the future of Carberry House, although it will no longer provide front-line council services, the building’s main room will still be used for weddings and area committee meetings.