A HELENSBURGH community group has until next month to submit a formal bid to buy a former depot site next to Hermitage Park for community use.

The Friends of Hermitage Park wants to buy the site from Argyll and Bute Council to create a nursery, community activity space and a permanent home for a Helensburgh branch of the Men’s Shed movement.

Offers must be submitted to the council by Thursday, March 29.

Friends chair Fiona Baker said: “The Friends hope that our offer – and who knows what sums others might offer – will be the best value offer because of the proposed community use and benefits to the community.”