Have you ever said “something should be done” about the state of the Main Street or the condition of the roads or the parks or opportunities for young people or sports facilities or anything else in Cambuslang? If so, you should think about joining Cambuslang Community Council and make a difference. Elections will be held soon!

What do community councils do? Community councils are made up of local residents to represent the community on local issues. Examples include engaging with South Lanarkshire Council and other public agencies, taking action on issues such as planning and licensing applications and organising community events.

What does Cambuslang Community Council do? Over the past four years, we have won almost £100,000 in government grants to improve the Main Street with planters and baskets, set up Cambuslang in Bloom, and provide funding for other parts of Cambuslang to improve the local environment. We work to improve the local parks especially through Friends of Holmhills Wood Community Park and we also helped stop development on Douglas Park. We have been lobbying South Lanarkshire Council to improve the town centre and have set up a group called Cambuslang Future to promote regeneration of the Main Street; South Lanarkshire Council are now working with us develop a regeneration strategy by the end of 2018. We are developing a cycle park off Bogleshole Road and we are promoting improved air quality in the town centre.

What does being a community councillor involve? The minimum requirement is to attend monthly meetings on a Tuesday evening at 7.30 pm in the Cambuslang Institute. You can get involved in any of the projects and initiatives, such as the ones above, or come up with your own ideas for new projects.

Why should I become a community councillor? At a time of increasing government cutbacks, it is more important than ever that local people take responsibility for their community’s future. Cambuslang is a great place to live and a really friendly community, but it also has problems, not least the state of the town centre. If the town is to improve and thrive, we need people from all parts of the community to work together.

Am I eligible to be a community councillor? if you are 16 or over, on the electoral register and live in Cambuslang, Eastfield, Holmhills, Kirkhill, Silverbank, Vicarland or Silverburn (Cambuslang West Ward 13), you are eligible to be nominated.

What do I need to do? Download and complete this nomination form and send it to communitycouncils@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or post it to Finance & Corporate Resources, Council Offices, South Lanarkshire Council, Almada Street, Hamilton, ML3 0AA. Nominations close at 4pm, 12th September 2018.

If you would like more information or discuss becoming a member, just email cambuslangcomco@aol.com or phone 07973 74407. We look forward to you joining us!