THE council is to nominate two elected members to sit on a new 'Town Board' which is to be set up for Greenock.

It is being formed after Greenock was one of seven areas in Scotland to be allocated funding for the UK Government’s 'Long Term Plan for Towns'.

This is part of the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, which will see £20m ploughed into a scheme to transform the town centre.

Supported by the council, the board will help to create a long-term plan for Greenock which reflects the aspirations of the community.

It will include a 10-year vision and a three year investment plan.

The council is also required to invite a chair to the Town Board, who must be independent of the local authority.

It's expected the appointee will be either a local community leader or local business person who is 'a respected figure in the community'.