Halfway’s the place to meet
Hub welcome residents to opening
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