MOVES are in the pipeline to ease the parking problems outside the new care village in Lumphinnans.

Since the multi million pound facility was opened last year parking on pavements has become the norm in the village's Cedar Crescent and Sycamore Crescent due to the limited number of parking spaces for visitors and staff at the 60 resident care home and 30 resident sheltered housing complex.

Local councillor Alex Campbell and Lumphinnans Community Council chairman Jim Martin highlighted the issue in February when parking on the pavements of Cedar Crescent and Sycamore Crescent became a daily occurrence posing problems for pedestrians and bin lorries.

And it has got no better but Mr Campbell this week received some encouraging news.

He said: "On Friday I received information from Ken Gourlay, at Fife Council, stating that the local authority have come up with some funding to create extra parking at Lindsay House where nine extra spaces will be made.

"It is a start and something which will make a difference to the awful problem that exists in the streets near the care village.

"The Roads Department's Phil Clarke saw the problems that are there and I thank the department for taking this step to ease the problem."

Mr Martin, pointed out that the community council had warned of these problems during the planning stages, is also pleased with the move but says that in the long run more parking space is needed.