There are 'grounds' for optimism for environmental projects in Largs and Millport.
This is because the council is giving the public the opportunity to have a say in how some of the money allocated to grounds maintenance is spent.
Perhaps you’d like to see wild and native flowers introduced at selected areas? Or maybe you’d prefer to see more done to prevent roadside litter, or walking and cycling paths made more accessible?
North Ayrshire Council has now rolled out the initiative to the North Coast which also includes Fairlie, West Kilbride and Skelmorlie
The majority of open space areas are included in the exercise, with the exception of housing estates, schools, play parks and cemeteries.
Councillor Louise McPhater, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Participatory Budgeting is all about letting communities decide how to spend part of the council’s budget. year.”
"Earlier this year, drop-in sessions and an online survey gathered suggestions from residents as to how they’d like grounds maintenance funding to be allocated."
To vote on which of the suggestions you’d most like to see being funded fill in the online survey at