A DUNFERMLINE councillor is calling for action against "mindless idiots" who have been vandalising Abbeyview Park.

Bins have been removed by Fife Council because they have been targeted so many times and glass has been broken around paths.

The council's safer communities team say they have been stepping up patrols in response to the anti-social behaviour.

Dunfermline South Councillor James Calder said: “The vandalism at Abbeyview Park is distressing for many in the community.

"Burning bins and removing glass from the recycling and then breaking it is totally unacceptable behaviour.

"As a result, the council has now removed bins which of course makes littering an even bigger problem.

"Members of the Abbeyview Kids' Club have been trying to clean up the area but mindless idiots are preventing their wonderful efforts.

"I’ve got in touch with the council’s safer communities team to ask them to take action in the area.

"It is not fair for the majority of the community who want to enjoy this wonderful park."

Safer communities manager Dawn Jamieson confirmed that the team were aware of the vandalism at Abbeyview Park.

She said: "Vandalism of any kind is unacceptable and a blight on our communities.

"We are stepping up our patrols in this area and working with police to help combat this anti-social behaviour."