Com­mu­nity coun­cil gets on­line pres­ence

Group set up info pages cov­er­ing Cam­bus­lang area

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is mak­ing its pres­ence felt on­line, af­ter launch­ing its new web­site.

Last year the group felt they were be­ing left be­hind in the 21st cen­tury, when a num­ber of other com­mu­nity coun­cils through­out the greater Glas­gow area were cre­at­ing vi­brant web­sites to in­form their com­mu­ni­ties of the work done by the vol­un­tary bod­ies.

But now they’ve caught up and launched their own site, which is packed full of de­tails about the com­mu­nity coun­cil, and other groups in the area.

They also hope the web­site can help at­tract some new mem­bers along to their monthly meet­ings.

Trea­surer John Bachtler said: “Our new web­site is in­tended to pub­li­cise the ac­tiv­i­ties of Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil on a range of projects and to pro­mote aware­ness and in­ter­est in what we are try­ing to do to im­prove Cam­bus­lang.

“We are also keen to at­tract new mem­bers or those who would like to be­come in­volved in our projects in some way. We would en­cour­age peo­ple to use the web­site and con­tact us via the email ad­dress.

“The web­site also pro­vides a sin­gle in­for­ma­tion source on the dif­fer­ent groups and ac­tiv­i­ties in Cam­bus­lang.

“If you look on the web­site un­der ‘Cam­bus­lang Info’, it’s re­mark­able just how many groups, as­so­ci­a­tions, clubs and other bod­ies there are in the town work­ing on com­mu­nity, so­cial, health, sports, leisure and his­tor­i­cal is­sues.”

The idea was first dis­cussed as a se­ri­ous op­tion in March last year, when John pro­posed the idea.

At their meet­ings, the com­mu­nity coun­cil mem­bers talked about rais­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s pro­file, and felt that hav­ing a web­site cre­ated for them would be a good way of in­form­ing the public of their work.

The idea was dis­cussed of set­ting up a com­mu­nity coun­cil web­site to give them an on­line pres­ence, as many other com­mu­nity coun­cils in the area have.

John said that a good ex­am­ple of a sim­i­lar web­site could be found at the Mount Florida Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, known on­line as MoFlo CoCo. It listed in­for­ma­tion about the Mount Florida area, min­utes and agen­das, their com­mu­nity ac­tion plan, a newsletter, and much more.

It has proved to be a good ba­sis, with the new Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil web­site of­fer­ing all of them, and much more.

V is i t www . cam­bus­lang­com­mu­ni­ty­coun­cil. com to see the web­site.

On­line re­source Hilda Al­li­son, left, Linda Wal­lace and John Bachtler

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