CONSERVATIVE Councillor for Cowdenbeath, Darren Watt, has hit out at the latest spate of vandalism to the area’s road signs and has described it as “senseless and costly.”

Over the last week, Hill of Beath has been targeted by vandals and seen the road signs desecrated with football related stickers and graffiti.

Councillor Watt said: “It's truly astonishing that in such unprecedented times, there are still morons who go out their way to senselessly vandalise things in our communities.

"This is a real kick in the teeth to Hill of Beath Community Council and the wonderful people of the village.

"They take great pride in their village and never give up. They work tirelessly throughout the year trying to make significant improvements.”

This is not the first time the area’s road signs have been vandalised in this way. Last year, Central Fife Times reported several signs in Cowdenbeath, Lochgelly and Cardenden had been tagged with spray paint and offensive stickers

Councillor Watt concluded: “This ultimately comes at a huge cost and will take away funding and resources which could be better utilised, especially during these difficult times.”

Councillor Watt has raised this with Fife Council’s Safer Communities Team and the Police, and has praised them for their quick response. If anyone has any information that could help Police with investigations, please call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.