Services to be given a local focus

Councillor David Ross
Councillor David Ross
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STREET cleaning, caretaking and grounds maintenance are amongst the services which are to be delivered with a more local focus in mind.

A decision was taken at a meeting of Fife Council’s Executive Committee to give more control to local areas and area committees.

Depute leader of Fife Council David Ross said: “Some of the most common complaints we hear are issues of clean streets, dog fouling, weeds, vandalism and graffiti.

“Integrating these services at a local level will mean more responsive and effective solutions to these problems within communities.

“These services will report and be accountable to area committees and work will now begin to ensure a smooth transition to new operating arrangements.

“This is also another step towards involving local communities in decisions on the services they receive.

“In addition, there will now be an enhanced role for area committees to take decisions on local investment programmes including lighting, streets and roads, housing and the council’s housing estate.”