Community council gets online presence
Group set up info pages covering Cambuslang area
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