Fife councillor welcomes budget funding for Kingdom’s unadopted roads

The budget cash will be earmarked for the maintenance of unadopted roads. Stock pic: Michael Gillen
The budget cash will be earmarked for the maintenance of unadopted roads. Stock pic: Michael Gillen

A local councillor has welcomed the reinstatement of a budget to maintain Fife’s unadopted roads.

Cllr Andy Heer, the Conservative councillor for the Howe of Fife and Tay Coast ward, said he was “astonished” certain roads were not adopted.

Howe of Fife councillor Andy Heer.

Howe of Fife councillor Andy Heer.

Cllr Heer said he was “delighted” that £150,000 had been earmarked for the maintenance of unadopted roads.

“Many of these roads are in the middle of towns and villages,” he said. “They are roads where people have lived all their lives, and until a few years ago the council had always looked after them.

“Then about three or four years ago people were dismayed to find that if they reported a pothole they were being told that it wasn’t the council’s responsibility, their street wasn’t adopted.

“It hasn’t kept up with inflation but it’s a start and will enable some of the worst road defects to be addressed.”