Exclusive: Blantyre Councillor advocates for improved bus services

John McNamee advocates for improved bus services

John McNamee advocates for improved bus services

Blantyre Councillor John McNamee Advocates for improved Bus Services in Town at Meeting with First Glasgow Executives

Councillor John McNamee today (Tuesday the 16th of June) met with senior representatives of First Glasgow to discuss improving bus services in Blantyre, at Council Headquarters in Hamilton. The Blantyre Councillor met with Margaret Mayer, who serves as Business Director, and her colleague Chris Carberry, the Network Planner of First Glasgow.

Cllr John McNamee strongly advocated for service enhancements to key locations that serve the Blantyre community. Service improvements and suggestions to Hairmyres Hospital, Wishaw General and the new South Glasgow University Hospital were discussed. In addition social media comments from readers of the Blantyre Telegraph Online Newspaper on Facebook were compiled into a document that categorised comments by service number and theme and presented to the First Glasgow Executives. Blantyre Councillor John McNamee said “I thought it was very important that actual service users were heard at the highest level of First Glasgow, and was glad to personally present these very valid and considered comments to senior members of First Glasgow”. The representatives of First Glasgow were very constructive in their comments and promised to examine all of the comments in detail. Cllr McNamee took the opportunity to address service provision, frequency, cost and overall constituent satisfaction on First Services in the town.

Attached Picture: Cllr John McNamee presenting the social media comments on Blantyre Bus Services to First Glasgow Executives at South Lanarkshire Council Headquarters in Hamilton:

Pictured from Left: Cllr John McNamee, Margaret Mayer (First’s Glasgow Business Director), and Chris Carberry ( First Glasgow Network Planner)

For further information or comment please contact:
Councillor John McNamee
South Lanarkshire Council HQ
Almada Street
Hamilton
ML3 0AA
Tel: 07825583921

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