Residents of the Vale of Leven are being asked for their views on how to reverse "many years of neglect" in the area.

The call has gone out from the Vale of Leven Trust (VOLT) who have organised a series of meetings to let the public have a say.

The trust hopes as many people as possible will come forward to make their views known.

The Trust said: "We have very kindly been funded by the Scottish Government to undertake Place Standard Conversations.

"This is a method of engaging with local communities to set the priorities for our area.

"We are wanting to use these conversations to identify existing and potential strengths of the Vale to help us to make good decisions and allow us advocate with both WDC and other bodies on ensuing that resources are focused on the areas that are needed most.

"Vale of Leven Trust believes that the residents should be the ones identifying the priorities and feeding that information up the chain rather than outsiders telling us what our priorities are.

"We have a concern that too many decisions on our area are made for us."

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The trust says the long term aim is to support the design and delivery of a Vale of Leven that results in planned improvements for the area.

It adds: "We do recognise that there is no fast solutions. The problems we have have resulted in many years of neglect and will require long term strategies rather than quick fixes that do not really result in solutions for anyone.

Two meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 19, one at 8pm at Balloch House Hotel and another at Ladyton Leisure Centre at 6pm.

There will also be a meeting in Bonhill Parish Church at 1pm on Tuesday March 26.

The last opportunity for individuals to have their say be at 6pm on Wednesday March 27 at Alexandria Leisure Centre.

If you would like to attend a meeting but are unable to make any of the dates above, you can contact the trust by email at or via Facebook.