Residents in East Renfrewshire are being asked to give their views on enhancements to a much-loved green space following major works in the area.

Scottish Water has launched a survey to find out what people would like to see added to Busby Glen Park, in Giffnock.

The park previously faced an extensive closure during a multi-million pound project to improve the sewer network.

It finally reopened in mid-October and a £50,000 fund has been made available to improve facilities within the space or wider glen area.

Georgina Reid, Scottish Water’s corporate affairs manager in the west region, said: “We’ve made this fund available in recognition of the closure of Busby Glen Park during what was a difficult time for all.

“We sincerely apologise that people weren’t able to use this precious space for so long and we hope this fund will make it an even better place for the whole community to enjoy in the future.

“It’s important that we find out from the users of the park what they would like to see the money spent on to improve it.”

Construction work on the project to help improve the resilience of the water network and improve the environment of local watercourses has largely been completed.

East Renfrewshire Council already has plans to upgrade the playpark area at Busby Glen and Scottish Water has previously provided an agreed £20,000 to the council for loss of use of the former kickabout area within the park.

This latest consultation focuses on plans for the additional £50,000 goodwill funding provided by Scottish Water to leave a positive legacy following the impact of its work on access to the park.

Improvements to the green space will be carried out by the council and any final decision must be delivered within the budget available and not leave the local authority with any significant maintenance costs going forward.

Once a final decision has been made, the community will be informed of this by Scottish Water and the money will be transferred to the council.

Ms Reid added: “Unfortunately, this fund can’t fulfil an endless wish-list but it’s important that the community have the chance to give their views.

“For that reason, we’ve drawn up a short list of possible options which people may wish to consider but they can also come up with their own ideas, while being aware of the limits.

“We’re urging as many people in the area as possible to complete our simple survey - it takes just a few minutes.”

The survey will be live until February 21 and can be completed online at