THE name of a new community park being built in Clydebank is set to become official at a council meeting next week.

Melfort Park is the proposed name for the greenspace that is currently under construction at the former St Eunan’s Primary School.

West Dunbartonshire Council said work should be completed by “early 2020”.

During previous consultation events, local residents were asked to provide suggestions for a new name.

A total of 15 were put forward with four being shortlisted by council officers – Melfort Park, St Eunan’s Park, Titan Community Park and Primary Park.

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Documents going before councillors at the January 22 planning meeting, state: “There is no statutory requirement for a consultation on a new name; however it was important the community was consulted.

“Comments received from Linnvale and Drumry Community Council, Melfort Avenue Sheltered Housing Complex, and North and South Drumry Tenants and Residents Association were overwhelmingly supportive of Melfort Park being a new name for the community park.

“In their view, naming the community park St Eunan’s Park could be confusing, as the new St Eunan’s Primary School is located some 600m to the north.

“The other two proposed names did not receive any support from the community.”

Melfort Avenue will have three entrances to the park that will feature kids play areas.