KELTY Hearts Community Football Club is working with Fife Council and has made an approach to Persimmon Homes to lease land on the old Trotting Track in Kelty to establish 72 new car parking places.

The club are aware of the parking issues in the Bath Street area of the village on match days in the Lowland League as well as in the evenings when the facilities are being used.

The club have over 160 young people on their books as well with an under 20s team and woman’s team and a walking football team all included.

Club Official George McTrusty told the Times; “As a community club we are delighted with the numbers of people playing for the many teams we have but we know this has brought many more cars to New Central Park and this has caused problems for residents in the area.

"We therefore hope to get a lease on land behind the Community Centre that will add a further 72 parking places to the 40 or so spaces already there”.

He added: “As a community club we are keen to work with all our neighbours to ensure that the success of the club in engaging hundreds in sport is a positive for everyone and we hope, with our partners, we can solve the parking issues".

Local councillor Alex Campbell added; “The success of Kelty Hearts as a community club has brought difficulties with parking in the area and I am working with Kelty Hearts to find a solution and I am hopeful we can make this new car park happen fairly quickly if we can get permission from Persimmons Homes to do so”.