Cllr John Bradley

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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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

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