Local residents and Fife Housing Group colleagues came together this week to take part in a clean-up of the bin stores and communal areas behind the flats at Grainger Street, Russell Street and Union Street in Lochgelly.
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving tenants’ homes Housing Officer for the area, Audrey Cameron, arranged the delivery of two large skips and encouraged both residents and Fife Housing Group colleagues to get involved in a community effort to remove all the rubbish which was littering the area.
Audrey explains ‘On my regular estate visits I became aware of an ongoing issue with refuse and bin storage behind some of the blocks so I decided to tackle the problem head on by arranging for some skips to be installed and engaging with residents in an effort to generate a sense of community responsibility and involvement in the clean-up.
‘We had a fantastic turnout and I’d like to thank everyone who took the time to get involved – I hope they’re all as pleased with the results as I am!
‘I also hope this will encourage residents to keep the communal areas clean and tidy going forward and, to this end, will now be distributing a bin collection calendar to all tenants so they know exactly when their bins need to be put out for collection in future. Longer-term I am also hoping to arrange for these small individual bins to be replaced by large communal bins which I believe will better suit the needs of the tenants in this estate’.
Any tenant who does not currently have a bin should call Fife Council free of charge on 03451 55 00 22 to arrange delivery of a replacement.