THE drive to put down double yellow lines in Lochgelly to improve road safety for displaced school pupils is moving forward.

Fife Council have now submitted proposals for 'no waiting at any time' restrictions at the junction of Grainger Street and Hall Street.

A public notice says the changes are in the "interests of road management and safety" and any locals who wish to object have a fortnight to do so.

Lochgelly South Primary School is temporarily closing after this academic year, with pupils to be decanted to St. Kenneth's RC Primary School in Ballingry.

School buses will use a route collecting children on Melville Street and travelling along Minto Street, Russell Street, Melville Street, Hall Street and Grainger Street.

As reported in the Times earlier this month, the Cowdenbeath area committee agreed that double yellow lines should be painted at the junction.

A report explained: “The school transport team has reviewed the intended school bus route and conducted test runs using buses and have identified the Grainger Street / Hall Street junction as a location where parked vehicles will obstruct the school bus.

"This modest proposal will help to keep this junction free of parked vehicles to allow the school buses to complete this route."

The public notice states that the council are proposing waiting restrictions and the details are available online at

Any objections must be submitted in writing, and sent via post or email, by May 11.

It adds: "Fife Council, after consultation with the chief officer of police for the council’s area, consider that it is necessary to introduce waiting restrictions in Grainger Street and Hall Street."