Last Tuesday evening, members of several community groups and representatives from our community, attended a successful meeting of Blantyre’s Town Centre audit at Blantyre Miners Welfare.
Hosted by South Lanarkshire Council and in partnership with other organisations, the initial meeting set out thoughts to improve aspects of life in Blantyre inviting comments from all community groups, businesses and individuals. Opening discussions included marking out and perhaps creating an identity for “Blantyre Town Centre”, including acknowledging that the term likely, is not familiar to many Blantyre residents at present. There was good initial discussion.
Town Centre audits for Hamilton and Cambuslang have been completed and focus now turns to Blantyre , the third town from 39 in South Lanarkshire. Whilst no funding is immediately available, setting out an action plan using consultative advice from groups and the public, will certainly help open the doors for a longer term plan and possible funding. Focus is on both High and Low Blantyre.
In attendance were representatives from South Lanarkshire Council, Blantyre Community Committee, Blantyre Community Council, Hyper Cyber and Community Links with attendance from Councillor Chalmers and Blantyre Telegraph. Several groups offered their apologies in being unable to attend.
There will be lots of opportunities over the coming months for everybody to have their say on this and we’ll be publishing meeting dates in advance providing good opportunity to attend.
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