Residents in Linwood are being asked to have their say on plans to bring a rundown community garden back to life.

Councillor David McGonigle is conducting a survey which asks local people for feedback on how the site should be redeveloped.

He is working closely with members of Linwood Community Council and has also secured cross-party support within Renfrewshire Council.

Councillor McGonigle is hoping officials at the local authority will soon be able to press ahead with plans that will allow residents to secure a lease for the underdeveloped plot.

Proposals include having a workshop or Men’s Shed, although the possibilities for a community-run space are said to be “endless.”

Councillor McGonigle, who represents Houston, Crosslee and Linwood for the Scottish Conservatives, told The Gazette: “The community garden could once again be a fantastic asset for the local area but, right now, it needs some investment.

“That is why I am determined to find a solution and ensure that Renfrewshire Council officials can allow local residents to secure the lease for the plot.

“The possibilities for this site are endless and I truly believe that we can restore Linwood Community Garden to its blooming best.

“One possibility is having a workshop or Men’s Shed at the site, which I know would be a great boost in improving social isolation in our communities.

“I am pleased to have already secured cross-party support from fellow councillors, as well as having a positive response from the community in Linwood.”

Councillor McGonigle said the community survey he is carrying out will help to shape how plans for Linwood Community Garden are taken forward.

He added: “I encourage all local residents to get involved in my survey.”