Overwhelming response to community questionnaire
next meeting on Tuesday.
Treasurer, John Bachtler, said: “There is a massive amount of evidence in the surveys on how Cambuslang needs to change. While people have many positive things to say about the town, these are outweighed by a long list of priorities for improvement to the physical condition and economic development of Cambuslang.
“Once the analysis is complete, we intend to begin developing a new community strategy for the town, in partnership with South Lanarkshire Council, the business sector, local organisations and the community.”
The record response to survey was assisted by help from businesses, local churches, clubs and associations. Community council member, Michelle Farmer, said:
“We are very grateful to the many local businesses who advertised and promoted the survey – especially The Tea Bay, Pandora’s Box, McCallum’s Café and The Black Bull - as well as the churches, sports clubs and the staff of Cambuslang Library, Universal Connections, the Cambuslang Institute, Eastfield Community Centre, West Whitlawburn Ho u s i n g A s s o c i a t i o n , Whitlawburn Community and Resource Centre, Healthy n Happy CDT and CamGlen Radio. Several Facebook communities, notably All About Cambuslang and SLC Community Learning and HS Partnership, were great in spreading the online link. Our MP Margaret Ferrier, MSP James Kelly and our SLC Councillors really pushed the survey on social media. Morrisons and Aldi allowed our interviewers to conduct the survey on their premises, and The John Fairweather, Nisa and Kids Club Whitlawburn were very generous with sponsorship. Most of all, we would like to thank the many people who took the trouble to complete the survey.”
The John Fairweather sponsored a prize of a family meal at the restaurant to encourage people to complete the survey. The draw was made this week, and the winner was Anne Flannigan, Secretary of Friends of Cambuslang Park, who was selected at random.