Halfway CC can’t change names un­til2018

Rutherglen Reformer - - Out And About - Dou­glas Dickie

Halfway Com­mu­nity Coun­cil will not look to change their name.

Mem­bers had dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity at pre­vi­ous meet­ings, but they have now been told they will need to wait un­til 2018 at the ear­li­est.

At their most re­cent meet­ing last week, chair Dougie Baird said he had con­tacted South La­nark­shire Coun­cil on the is­sue.

He added: “That [a change in name]can only hap­pen in the four year cy­cle re­view and that does not take place un­til 2018.

“Some mem­bers were look­ing to change it to the Cam­bus­lang East Ward Com­mu­nity Coun­cil but I can’t do any­thing about that right now.

“Once the cy­cle comes around, if we are go­ing to go down that road, we would need to change the con­sti­tu­tion.”

Com­mu­nity coun­cil­lors said there was no guar­an­tee South La­nark­shire Coun­cil would al­low a name change.

Sec­re­tary Jackie Rinn said: “I wouldn’t like to change it. It is some­thing that is al­ready es­tab­lished.”

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