PEOPLE in communities across Inverclyde are being encouraged to share their views on how best to reinvigorate the area.

The Creative Inverclyde group has launched Build Back Better - a new campaign which aims to get people talking about what they want to see to improve our area.

The campaign is designed to highlight all that's good about Inverclyde - and the potential for change.

Stephen Henry of Creative Inverclyde said: "It's time for a new image and brand for Inverclyde.

"Inverclyde has seen depopulation in the last 10 years and the centre of Greenock was ranked the most deprived part of Scotland in the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation earlier this year.

"We need to remove that stigma and reinforce positive messages.

"We know that it's a great place to live, the benefits of living here far outweigh the negatives.

"We're now going out to ask the community for their views on how we can reinvigorate the area.

"We're looking for ideas, thoughts and aspirations."

The team at Creative Inverclyde wants to hear from local people, former residents, workers and anyone who cares about the area.

There are no limits on the call for ideas - they can relate to how organisations work together or focus on introducing a particular feature.

In just one day after the campaign launched on social media, the team received almost 40 suggestions.

Stephen and the team, pictured, are interested in exploring collaborative projects with a range of organisations.

He added: "Some ideas will be 'quick wins' and others will take a longer time to come to fruition.

"We're focusing on the future and choosing the right people to work with.

"What happens in the future will depend on what ideas are out there and what the appetite is.

"It's about doing the right thing for communities."

Ideas can be shared by emailing by 30 September.

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