“There have been systematic failings by Fife Council to engage with residents on one of the most important assets in Central Fife.
The Benarty community is making itself heard and Cllr Mark Hood has promised to listen. Yet the surrounding communities of Lochgelly, Lumphinnans, Cowdenbeath and Kelty continue to be excluded from the democratic process. There has been zero consultation in Lochgelly about the new Visitor Centre.
With the new design decisively rejected by Benarty residents, and several commitments made by Hood in public, he now has a clear mandate. If he will not, or cannot, keep his promises, then his only honourable recourse is to resign.”