Residents in Linwood are invited to attend a meeting to discuss plans to breathe new life into a former five-a-side football pitch.

The derelict space, near Belmar Court and Asbury Court, has become dilapidated but the Langholm Tenants and Residents Association has formed a working group to collect ideas about what it could be used for.

Among those to join the working group are representatives of Linwood Community Council, local schools and the elderly forum.

Ideas which have already been suggested are turning the space into a community garden and possibly erecting a war memorial nearby, as Linwood doesn’t currently have one.

Carol Gemmell, community regeneration officer at Linstone Housing Association, which runs both Belmar and Asbury Court, said: “At the moment, it’s been suggested that turning the space into a community garden would be good, so that people can grow things and do some gardening.

“I think it’s important the residents as well as the rest of the community have a place to sit and meet other people, especially as some of them are quite elderly."

Anyone who is interested in getting involved can attend a meeting of the working group in the Langholm Community Hub, on the ground floor of Belmar Court, on Tuesday, January 23, starting at 6.15pm.

It is open to anyone living in or around Linwood who would like to help make the space more useful for residents.