A Kirkcaldy councillor is pleading with local residents to report illegal fly-tipping at a popular play park.
Vandals have left a trail of shattered glass across the play area at Adamson Avenue, while traffic cones and chairs have been dumped in a burn running alongside the park.
Local councillor Stuart MacPhail said that he had been alarmed by what he had seen at the spot and urged members of the community to report any suspicious activity.
“When I went to have a look at the play park there was a wicker basket and plastic chair thrown in the burn,” he said.
“What was even more worrying is the amount of broken glass in the children’s play area.
“It is obviously glass from bottles, which is particularly annoying as there is a bottle bank very close by.
“I have spoken to Fife Council and have been assured that they will be clearing up the area as soon as possible, but I would urge anybody who sees something happening to report it.
“If people are dumping stuff or throwing bottles around then contact the authorities and something will be done.”
Located in the heart of the town, the picturesque spot is surrounded by houses at both Adamson Avenue and Wilson Avenue, with the park used regularly by local children.
However, Fife has experienced considerable problems with fly-tipping in recent years, though more often than not this tends to affect rural or industrial areas instead of housing estates.
Scott Clelland, team manager for parks, streets and open spaces at Fife Council, said that an immediate tidy up of the area had been initiated following contact by Mr MacPhail.
He added: “This is an especially busy area during school holidays, with a high foot-fall.
“We want everyone to enjoy our open spaces and our teams work hard to keep Fife’s parks and green open spaces clean.
“We take great pride in our award winning parks and we ask local people to be responsible for disposing of their rubbish, either in the bins provided or taking it home with them.
“If anyone has any concerns about litter, then we urge them to contact the council’s Parks, Streets and Open Spaces department directly, so that we can take action.”