Welcome improvements to Fife gypsy traveller sites

Fife Council has committed to significant investment in gypsy traveller sites across the Kingdom over the next year.

Convenor of the community and housing services committee, Cllr Judy Hamilton, visited the site at Heatherywood, Kirkcaldy to see first-hand the results of the £840,000 improvements already carried out by the council’s Building Services.

Housing officer Pam Bryson (left) with Cllr Judy Hamilton inside one of the refurbished units at Heatherywood

All the amenity blocks have been upgraded to make them more energy efficient and new kitchens and bathrooms have been provided.

Cllr Hamilton said: “I’m delighted to see the transformation of the site at Heatherywood. Our building services have done a great job and these improved facilities will make a big difference to the families who use them. 

“All of our gypsy traveller sites now meet the minimum standards required but we want to do better than that and there is a programme of improvement work planned for the coming year that will see benefits for Tarvit Mill in Cupar and Thorntonwood in Kelty.

“It’s a busy year ahead but we are committed to raising standards and the quality of the service we offer to travelling families.”

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