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Fife community service snow-clearers praised
Two Fife pensioners yesterday praised the work of community service workers who cleared snow and ice from their pavements after one elderly lady had been virtually housebound for three weeks owing to the Arctic conditions.
Ann McCauley (83) and Jean Mellon (76) were two residents at Balfour Court sheltered housing complex in Dunfermline who benefited from the work by offenders on community service, which was also praised by justice secretary Kenny MacAskill.
The decision to use the offenders was the brainchild of Fife Council’s social work department and Mr MacAskill, yesterday visiting the area, said employing the offenders was a good use of the taxpayers’ money.