Over­whelm­ing re­sponse to com­mu­nity ques­tion­naire

Rutherglen Reformer - - SURVEY - Ni­cola Ten­nant

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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.

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