A CLEAN-UP of Dunfermline's Rex Park has been called for after concerns were expressed about it becoming overgrown.

The issue was raised at a meeting of the Central Dunfermline Community Council after grass has become long around benches and paths, impeding access.

An area close to the woods was also described as an "eyesore" by community council members while weeds and growth are overgrown on the football pitch.

At its last meeting, the community council agreed to contact Fife Council officers to have problems addressed.

Central Dunfermline councillor Aude Boubaker-Calder is keen to see work carried out.

"I have contacted the council to get that sorted but I haven't seen any movement on it for a couple of months," she said. "I know people are really angry about it. The grass should be cut. It is overgrown.

"I know there are plans for the Rex Park to be done but I think it has been left a bit derelict. I am not really happy about it.

"Things have to be done for the residents. They want the park to be nice for the kids to play in and make sure the grass is OK. If overgrown, it will attract rats and rodents. It should be done."

Fife Council service manager Scott Clelland said he was aware of concerns.

"We'll take action to get the area tidied up and any fly-tipping taken away," he said. "The football pitch was part of the construction site for the river works at Rex Park and is out of action at the moment. It will be re-instated after work has finished next spring."