Vot­ers’ chance to quiz

Hust­ings event

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About - Douglas Dickie

Vot­ers in Cam­bus­lang West will get the chance to quiz their coun­cil can­di­dates on the fu­ture of the Main Street next week.

Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil has or­gan­ised a hust­ings event at the Cam­bus­lang In­sti­tute on Mon­day, April 24.

Top­ics will in­clude the town cen­tre, jobs, lack of fa­cil­i­ties, crime and the en­vi­ron­ment.

There are eight can­di­dates stand­ing in Cam­bus­lang West.

David Thom­son, chair of Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil, said: “The lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions are re­ally im­por­tant for Cam­bus­lang.

“We know from our com­mu­nity and busi­ness sur­veys that lo­cal peo­ple feel the town cen­tre has been neglected and is in danger of de­clin­ing fur­ther.

“At the same time, hous­ing de­vel­op­ments like Gil­ber tf i e l d a re be­ing ap­proved against lo­cal op­po­si­tion, with in­ad­e­quate con­sid­er­a­tion of is­sues such as the im­pact of traf­fic and the de­mand for health ser­vices, and a lack of in­vest­ment in the com­mu­nity.

“We have or­gan­ised the ques­tion time for the com­mu­nity to hear how the can­di­dates for the Cam­bus­lang West ward will re­spond to these and other im­por­tant lo­cal con­cerns.

“We are look­ing for­ward to an in­ter­est­ing evening, and en­cour­age as many lo­cal peo­ple to at­tend and put ques­tions to the can­di­dates.”

The event starts at 7pm.

Com­mu­nity ques­tion time

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