Sum­mer­fest is a big suc­cess

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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.”

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