COMMUNITY spirit is stronger than ever in Greenock - thanks to a 'soup-er' new project.

Local people tucked into delicious home made fare whilst discussing their aspirations for the area at the Soup-er Saturday event at Grieve Road Community Centre.

The event was organised by Activ8 Our Place, an aspiring community funds project, in partnership with staff from the Inverclyde Council's Community Learning and Development team, the Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Your Voice and the Future Skills team at River Clyde Homes.

Jim Watson, social media advisor for Activ8 Our Place, said: "The idea is to offer people a safe place where people can come together and have a chat over a bowl of soup.

"This is about getting folk more involved and getting their ideas of how the community centres can be better used."

Lee Trotter, project officer, said: "It was lovely to see everyone getting together in the community.

"This is about people taking a bit responsibility for their area and taking pride in their community."

Councillor Tommy McVey attended the day.

He said: "Events like this bring local people together and help generate a real sense of community spirit."