Plot owners at the Brucefield Allotments are warning members of the public to be careful when walking near the allotments after needles and other drug paraphernalia was discovered near the plots.

The discarded items, which included a syringe covered in some blood was discovered late last evening in one of the plots.

One plot owner highlighted that this was not the first time that Heroin users have been spotted taking drugs near the allotments.

Active community volunteer for several groups including Loch of Shining Waters, George Kinnell stated:

It’s tragic that users are choosing a spot where children and dog walkers are frequenting as it puts them at risk and it puts the plot holders at risk.

I’ve had to shut the area down as I’m also concerned that if any of my birds have stepped onto the needles this could impact on the eggs they produce. All my birds are now removed from the area.

I have now contacted the Community Wardens to make them aware of the situation and they will look to patrol the area in the future and I was happy with the quick response I received.

If you discover any used needles or other drug related paraphernalia that can cause a risk of harm to residents please contact the Community Wardens on 07984 152 677 or report the location to Fife Council on 03451 55 00 22 (lines are open between 8:00am to 6:00pm)

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