COUNCILLORS have praised the Cowdenbeath parks and open space team for their work which has seen a number of features given new life.

Cowdenbeath Area Committee heard of some of the projects which had seen parts of the district greatly enhanced.

John Rodigan, the Senior Manager from the Environment Services section, told the meeting: "We were pleased to be able to see a number of projects make good progress.

"At Lumphinnans Pond a new path was installed and willow will be planted in the spring, along with information signs being put up which will further enhance this site.

"In total we have planted 40 wildflower areas through consultation with community and local greening groups, and at Cowdenbeath War Memorial the improvement project is about a bench, planters, litter-bins and soldier silhouettes, which will be a good feature.

"There has been ongoing support to community groups installing benches, planters, shrubs etc and there has been work in Cowdenbeath, Cardenden, Dundonald, Kelty and Lochgelly, improving the appearance of areas."

Councillor Gary Guichan praised the work of the team and said: "The Lumphinnans Pond project has seen a lot of very good work done and the village environmentalists have been playing a part in it.

"The pond at Hill of Beath is another which could continue to be a nice feature."

Councillor Alistair Bain added: "The Woodland Project in Crossgates is outstanding but I know that the community group guiding it is concerned about overflowing bins, and I wondered if there could be assistance with this."

Mr Rodigan said that if the team could speak with the Community Woodland Group they could make arrangements to sort this problem out.