Clydebank residents have joined their newly-elected councillors and local authority workers on a walkabout around the town to discuss their hopes for improving the community.

Residents met staff from West Dunbartonshire Council's housing, roads and neighbourhoods, Greenspace, anti-social behaviour and communities teams on the walk around Radnor Park.

The members of the Central Radnor Park Tenants and Residents Association (TRA) were joined by recently-elected Labour councillors Craig Edward and Clare Steel, who were both voted in to represent the Clydebank Central ward - including Radnor Park - in the May 5 local elections.

The walkabouts started last year with the aim of giving residents a feeling of 'ownership' of any issues in their community by working with the council to make improvements.

Councillor Edward, who was appointed as convener of the authority's housing and communities committee at the first council meeting of the new term last week, said: “I was pleased to get out and about with members of the community and our officers to discuss how we can work together and make lasting improvements for our tenants and residents.

“The people who live in an area are the ones who know where additional focus is needed most and these walkabouts give us the opportunity to have a conversation about that and consider ways that both the council and other partners can assist.

“I am pleased that members of the Central Radnor Park TRA attended and agree that communities have a central part to play in improvements and cleanups.”

Councillor John Millar, who is vice-convener of housing and communities, added: “We listen closely to the needs and wants of our residents, and community walkabouts bring everyone together – from council tenants, officers from a variety of council services and external partners including Police Scotland – at the same time, so it is a really effective way of progressing ideas and resolving any issues quickly.

“We encourage residents to take a zero-tolerance attitude and ensure they report fly tipping and antisocial behaviour.”

Any tenant or resident interested in getting involved in community walkabouts should contact

To report anti-social behaviour, please contact 01389 772048 between 8.30am and 2am Monday to Friday, or between 3pm and 2am on Saturday and Sunday.