Half­way’s the place to meet

Hub wel­come res­i­dents to open­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election - Dou­glas Dickie

A new com­mu­nity hub serv­ing the Cam­bus­lang East area will be of­fi­cially opened on Satur­day.

Par­ticip8 Over­ton have now in­vited mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to join them at the fa­cil­ity in Half­way precinct for a spe­cial event.

And the open­ing will also be one of the first of sev­eral op­por­tu­ni­ties for res­i­dents to have their say on what they would like to see be­ing part of the hub.

Gilly Feron, Par­ticip8 chair, said: “This is great for our com­mu­nity.

“We at Par­ticip8, with your help, will work to pro­mote and im­prove the Cam­bus­lang East area. It will take time to es­tab­lish and more vol­un­teers will be needed. Here’s to the suc­cess of the Par­ticip8 hub.”

Par­ticip8 have been work­ing since 2009 on ini­tia­tives aimed at im­prov­ing the Cam­bus­lang East area.

The com­mit­tee hope the hub will be­come a place for res­i­dents to seek in­for­ma­tion on a range of sub­jects.

Jim Walker, Par­ticip8 sec­re­tary, said: “Cam­bus­lang East was the fastest-grow­ing pop­u­la­tion in the Ruther­glen-Cam­bus­lang area with many hun­dreds of new homes be­ing built in Cam­bus­lang East over the last 20 years.

“How­ever, this ex­pan­sion has not been met by much-needed in­fra­struc­ture in­clud­ing a sec­ondary school, sports and re­cre­ation fa­cil­i­ties, im­proved roads and a health cen­tre.

“We hope the hub will en­cour­age lo­cal peo­ple to stand up and be counted as we strive to im­prove our area fol­low­ing years of de­cline.”

Coun­cil­lor Wal­ter Bro­gan said: “What a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment by and for the com­mu­nity, it is an ex­am­ple of won­der­ful en­deav­our or­gan­ised and de­liv­ered by the Par­ticip8 Over­ton com­mit­tee, vol­un­teers, sup­port­ers and spon­sors.

“It is now up to res­i­dents to help make the hub work and re­in­force the cam­paign to get a sec­ondary school and more fa­cil­i­ties for our ev­er­grow­ing area.”

The grand open­ing takes place at 10am this Satur­day, May 20. All res­i­dents will re­ceive a warm wel­come.

For more in­for­ma­tion or to give feed­back, visit par­ticip8over­ton. com or email Par­ticip8HUB@out­look. com and they will re­spond as soon as pos­si­ble.

We hope the hub en­cour­ages peo­ple to stand up and be counted

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