Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special -

Cam­bus­lang Main Street is the heart of the lo­cal com­mu­nity. With the de­cline of the shop­ping area and the clo­sure of the banks, we have now reached a crit­i­cal point.

Lib­eral Democrats are push­ing for an ac­tion plan for re­viv­ing the Main Street area, the ap­point­ment of dy­namic, pro­fes­sional staff to lead it and the in­volve­ment of lo­cal peo­ple with ideas and vi­sion. We need fresh and in­no­va­tive think­ing to bring more va­ri­ety back to the street and fill empty shops. We need dif­fer­ent types of busi­nesses, so­cial en­ter­prises per­haps, an at­trac­tive en­vi­ron­ment and a sim­ple lay­out with con­ve­nient park­ing that will draw more peo­ple to the street.

The Main Street is still pop­u­lar, con­tains key coun­cil ser­vices and is well served by rail­way links to Glas­gow, Hamil­ton and Ed­in­burgh. There is a lot to build on. How­ever the un­usual road lay­out and paving has not worked well and a re­think is nec­es­sary, linked to the pro­vi­sion of more park and ride fa­cil­i­ties. This should im­prove the streetscape, pro­vide ex­tra park­ing and cre­ate a more at­trac­tive en­vi­ron­ment.

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