FAMILIES in Dunfermline and West Fife could be set to lose access to crèches as Fife Sports and Leisure Trust "review" their facilities.

The Press received a phone call today (Thursday) from a member of the public claiming a staff member told them that the child-friendly play areas were to be scrapped.

Rumours were rife online that they were going to shut.

Carnegie Leisure Centre, Dalgety Bay Sports and Leisure Centre and Duloch Leisure Centre would all be affected by the decision.

Asked if they were going to close, a trust spokesperson told the Press that the facilities, run by Fife Council, are "under review".

They said: "In order to balance the delivery of high-quality facilities and programmes our customers have come to expect and realise necessary budget savings, the trust must examine all areas of the business, and in particular, those which are not commercially viable.

"This process is ongoing, and, the operation of crèches is an area which is currently under review. Where decisions regarding any changes to operations are required, the trust will strive to minimise any impact on our customers.

"The trust is committed to providing affordable, sustainable sports and leisure opportunities to all the communities of Fife in order that more people can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of physical activity.”