Cllr John Bradley
Another new year is now well under way and several meetings have taken place between representatives from Cambuslang Community Council and South Lanarkshire Council.
Some progress has been made made towards addressing local concerns about the Main Street.
Local parking issues have been addressed and it is anticipated that these will be implemented as soon as they have been agreed.
Other parking concerns, in local streets near the railway station, cause irritation to residents and can have an impact on road safety. Partially blocking sight of exit from driveways is a common complaint and it is hoped that a solution can be found that will benefit all concerned.
This remains a work in progress and a major part of community plan for improving local parking
I was happy to be present when a petition was delivered to the leader of the council, John Ross, on January 15, 2018. As previously stated meetings arranged by MSP Clare Haughey with all local councillors and the MP present have enabled progress with further subsequent meetings taking place with the community council, leader and officers from the council.
The issue surrounding lack of banking facilities in the Main Street still remain a concern despite the best efforts of elected representatives.
Explanations, offered by the banks, involve changes to the way we use their services such as online banking, but this does not help small business meet their banking requirements.
Involvement of the community is a priority and, while the Main Street regeneration was at the heart of the petition, other areas such as Whitlawburn remain an important part of local concern.
Consultation in community needs is underway at present and hopefully will lead to positive outcomes in the regeneration of East Whitlawburn
We are also working on plans to improve community participation in local spending decisions in line with our manifesto commitment.
Proposals for alteration to current flight paths to Glasgow Airport have been announced with a possibility that these changes may impact on Cambuslang and Rutherglen.
A consultative committee has been set up and drop up meetings have been arranged in various locations including Rutherglen Town hall.
Full details are available from the website https://. glasgowairport.com/ airspace
As always I am here to help, where I can, I am available to contact via email and telephone as well as at surgeries in Cathkin High School on the first Monday of the month and Trinity High School on the last Monday of the month. Surgeries open during term times. Full details available on SLC website