THE news from Cowdenbeath Area Committee that tenants had been working with the Housing Service to bring improvements to their communities was very interesting.

The engagement has seen extra parking facilities, better gardens and improvements to open spaces and it is has to be something that should continue to be developed.

Cardenden, Crosshill and Cowdenbeath have benefitted but more things can be done.

It could be said that no one knows more about their housing estate than the tenants and this engagement process appears to be paying off.

The Housing Service is very keen to keep this process going and hopefully there can be more to come out of it in the coming months.

There are still large areas of council housing in the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area, although Scotland wide it is dropping, and getting tenants involved in outlining possible ways that estates can improve is something which can make a real difference.

There can be more parts of Cowden-Gelly that can benefit from this mechanism but it is all about the tenants motivating themselves into providing ideas for the engagement process and that is something that people should think about.