FAMILIES in Rosyth are hoping to “brighten up the place” with new outdoor features.

The Sherbrooke Area Residents Association has been formed in a bid to update the road’s outdoor space which many felt had become rundown.

A spokesperson said: “Our remit is solely to deal with the outdoor aesthetics. It’s become a little rundown and neglected over the years.

“Sherbrooke Road is designed in a square and the street has a number of communal areas with a lot of potential.

“A playpark was pulled down years ago and nothing was left behind. It would be great to have something for the children again.

“There’s huge potential here but nothing has been done to try and address that. We’ve got seven members right now and a lot of good ideas and we want to see what we can do. We want to improve the appearance of this area for everyone, from children to the elderly. We want them to have a sense of pride over it.”

The group is now set to hold its first public meeting next Thursday, May 30, at the Bridges Centre (7pm).

The association has been backed by Rosyth councillor Sam Steele, who is set to attend the first meeting.

She said: “I think it’s a fantastic thing that they’re doing. They’ve got some brilliant ideas and hopefully it can bring people together and create a lot of positivity.

"They want to brighten up the place and I think it’s great that they’ve been putting flyers out and spreading the word.”