Summerfest is a big success
Cambuslang Community Council’s participation in the Cambuslang Summerfest 2015 has been judged a huge success based on the popularity of its stall and the interest of Summerfest visitors in community projects.
The launch of the council’s community survey also got off to a flying start with almost 100 people completing its questionnaire on what’s needed to improve Cambuslang.
Cambuslang Community Council were delighted with their involvement in Summerfest 2015 having taken a stall again for the first time in several years. The stall was organised by council members John Bachtler, Michelle Farmer and Linda Wallace, supported by former chair Iain Mackenzie.
John Bachtler, treasurer of the community council said: “We organised the stall to promote the projects which the Community Council is running – the Cambuslang cycling project, the Cambuslang Green Network and the Friends of Holmhills Park – and to involve potential new members in the projects and in the community council itself.
“We were really pleased at the level of interest from Summerfest visitors. Many were unaware of what the community council does and were keen to know more.”
The community council are very grateful for the generosity of sponsors who contributed to the event. Community council member, Michelle Farmer, said: “We want to pay tribute to the many people and organisations who supported us with practical help or prizes for our competition and survey.
“We had meal and drink vouchers from The John Fairweather, Fratelli’s, Nando’s, Cinnamon Club, Asian Tandoori, Asian Fusion, Chillies and Corky’s Spirits. Morrison’s donated a large selection of very popular doughnuts, the Kids’ Complex Whitlawburn provided trays of biscuits and other tasty treats, Tesco gave us plenty of tea and coffee, and we are also grateful to Nairnbrook Large Format Printing, South Lanarkshire Council (Countryside Access) and VASLan for their practical contributions.
“This level of support shows just how much local businesses and other organisations are willing to help with community events.
“It was also a great opportunity to network with other organisations.”
Summerfest also saw the launch of Cambuslang Community Council’s community survey to find out what local people think is good or bad about the town and what needs to be improved.
Community council member, Linda Wallace, added: “We launched our survey asking Summerfest visitors about their opinion of Cambuslang and their priorities for improvement.
“We were overwhelmed by the response, with a questionnaire being completed, on average, every three minutes throughout the day.
“Many people were keen give their views of the area, and we got a lot of useful information about the things people want done.”
The community survey will run during the summer with paper copies available at Cambuslang Library, the Cambuslang Institute, Cambuslang Parish Church, Eastfield Community Centre and Kids Club Whitlawburn.
The survey will also be available online for the next three to four weeks via www. cambuslangcommunitycouncil. com.
Linda concluded: “This is an opportunity for people to make their voice heard, and we encourage as many as possible to complete the survey over the next few weeks.”