South Lanarkshire residents are being encouraged to tell the council their ideas.

An ideas letterbox has been created by the council for locals to send ideas for improvements and changes across the local authority.

Ideas will be read and responded to by the people who might be able to take them forward.  Depute Council Leader Gerry Convery said: “We want to make South Lanarkshire a listening council.

“We will of course still continue to consult directly with local residents on issues that affect them.

“But we also want to hear people’s ideas on ways to improve the way we deliver our services, and indeed any thoughts on how we can work together to make South Lanarkshire a better place to live, work, study and visit.”

Anyone who submits an idea will also be asked for their name and contact details. They will also be able to specify whether or not they want feedback.

There will be an option to send the idea to a specific resource or service.

Councillor Convery added: “Don’t worry if you are not sure who the idea should go to – we will be able to make sure it goes to the right person.”

Examples of some of the ideas that have already been submitted, and their responses include tackling anti-social behaviour in specific areas, installing CCTV in areas, upgrading play areas in parks in areas, adding safe road crossings and planting trees. More suggestions can be found here.

And locals can offer their own ideas here.