Come and join us to help im­pove the area

Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil calls for new mem­bers

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is call­ing for res­i­dents in the area to join them.

The group is ac­tively try­ing to im­prove things in the Half­way area, and with com­mu­nity coun­cil elec­tions loom­ing, have a to­tal of 18 spa­ces to be filled.

The area also cov­ers the com­mu­ni­ties of Flem­ing­ton, Cairns, Hall­side, Over­ton, Light­burn, West­burn, New­ton, Drum­sagard, Hall­side and Greenlees.

Sec­re­tary Jim Walker said: “Due to changes re­lat­ing to the Scheme for the Es­tab­lish­ment of Com­mu­nity Coun­cils we are required to hold an elec­tion for com­mu­nity coun­cil­lors.

“If you are con­cerned about the lack of youth and com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties in the Half­way area we would love to have you join us as we be­gin our campaign to change things for the bet­ter.

“Having a full com­pli­ment of 18 new com­mu­nity coun­cilors would send a strong mes­sage to the pow­ers that be and show them we mean busi­ness.

“We are look­ing for a range of peo­ple to help us in our campaign, in­clud­ing re­tired peo­ple with some time on their hands who would like to sup­port our young peo­ple. Par­ents of young families con­cerned about the lack of fa­cil­i­ties and would like to help us make Half­way a great place to bring up their chil­dren.

“We are look­ing for any­one con­cerned at the bad name given to Half­way by a small mi­nor­ity and would like to do some­thing about it.

“There are now 18 va­can­cies to be filled and the clos­ing date for nom­i­na­tions is Au­gust 28 2014. Forms are avail­able from Half­way Li­brary or down­load from our on­line doc­u­ment li­brary.

“Please en­sure you com­plete a nom­i­na­tion form and the Code of Con­duct Form.

“Ig­nore all ref­er­ences to the nom­i­nee elec­toral num­ber.”

Work­ing hard Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil are do­ing their bit to im­prove the area, in­clud­ing Half­way Park

Mem­ber call Jim Walker is sec­re­tary of Half­way Com­mu­nity Coun­cil

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