Cllr John Ross

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peo­ple need – un­like the new hub at Blan­tyre.

Fu­ture phases of the mod­erni­sa­tion plan will in­volve us speak­ing to lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, care home res­i­dents, their fam­i­lies and staff about the right so­lu­tions for their ar­eas, with the se­cond phase Cly­des­dale and then Larkhall/stone­house.

Con­sul­ta­tion has al­ready be­gun on the next phases and noth­ing is writ­ten in stone.

What mat­ters is what works to meet each area’s needs.

Now, I think this is a rea­son­able ap­proach and I am con­vinced that the re­sult will be bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties that bet­ter meet lo­cal peo­ple’s needs, with a mix of res­i­den­tial care, in­ter­me­di­ate care and care at home. I urge every­one to put peo­ple be­fore pol­i­tics on this vi­tal mat­ter.

Mean­while, a short word ahead of Sun­day’s 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

I have at­tended a num­ber of Remembrance events this year and on Novem­ber 11 will be proud and hon­oured to rep­re­sent the coun­cil at the Cen­te­nary Remembrance Day Pa­rade at the Ceno­taph in Hamil­ton.

Lest We For­get.

Time for change Mcwhirter House in Larkhall will be closed as part of coun­cil’s new £17.6m mod­erni­sa­tion plan

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