LOCHGELLY Community Council is urging people in the town to take part in a council initiative to find out what improvements they would like to see in playpark provision.

Fife Council is running a consultation on the future of play spaces in the region.

A play space can be a play park, green spaces with play features such as slopes for sliding or logs for climbing, and green spaces for playing in such as parks and woods.

Lochgelly's biggest play area is in Timmons Park which was well used during the summer and it has a variety of equipment.

However, as the town increases in population the need for more facilities will mount.

The local authority say there is a need for a long term plan with regards to play spaces as most of the equipment in these play spaces will be at the end of the safe use period within the next ten years, and because many of the play parks can only be used by children under the age of 5 years.

Fife Council has a draft Play Spaces Strategy to address these issues, which, if passed will be used to secure funding for upgrading parks, ensure play parks have a range of equipment that can be used by children of all ages, and transform many green spaces into play spaces.

Lochgelly Community Council feel it is a very important issue and secretary Louise Brown said: "We would like the people of the town to give their input on what is an important issue looking ahead."

To take part in an online survey, you can visit https://tinyurl.com/FifePlaySpaces

To view the strategy and the maps for each area, you can visit https://fifedirect.org.uk/playparks/

And to join in the discussion on play spaces you can visit https://fife.communitychoices.scot/legislation/processes/3/debate