Halfway Community Council
Covering Cambuslang East, including the communities of Flemington, Cairns, Overton, Lightburn, Westburn, Newton, Drumsagard, Hallside and Greenlees.
Welcome to the Halfway Community Council Website. Here you will find information about Halfway Community Council, who we are, where we are, what we do and how you can have a say in local affairs.
We will also include links to other 'local info' websites which we hope will be useful, relevant and interesting.
Use the CONTACT US page to let us know what you think about our site or to raise local issues with HCC.
YOUR COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETS EVERY 3rd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH AT CAIRNS PRIMARY SCHOOL, 7pm - ALL WELCOME!
NEXT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING:
Wednesday 20th September at 7pm - first meeting after the summer recess. Please come along to meet your community councillors and have your say in your local community affairs!
*** HCC opposes proposed 90metre Waste Incinerator Plant in Blantyre ***
See planning Application (HM/17/0260) for a huge 90m Waste Incinerator Plant on Whistleberry Road, Blantyre
HCC have already objected to this unwanted development due to feedback from the community at a public meeting and we need to make you aware of the impacts:-
This huge plant is only a few miles from Cambuslang East community
The emissions funnel will be 90m tall, 50% higher than the County Buildings
The emissions impact will reach a 6 mile radius distance
Modern incinerators produce harmful toxic fly ash
It’s a venture capital investment project with no ECO/environmental advantages (only for profit).
Huge lorries will come from all over the UK and the site will only employ approx. 20 people.
The incinerator will have to go into Home Reports for those selling their homes nearby.
Cambuslang’s pollution levels are already unacceptably due to high volume car and nearby motorway traffic, existing waste incinerators at nearby Dalmarnock (Polmadie) and Coatbridge.
Please object NOW to the proposed waste incinerator. Blantyre Community Council have made this easy to do. You can either:
1. Sign the petition and share with your friends - http://bit.ly/2uRzOfS
2. Print, sign & post the objection letter - http://bit.ly/2u0eeDU
Please make your voice heard!
PARTICIP8 COMMUNITY HUB IS OPEN IN HALFWAY!
The main areas of the HUB at the shops in Hamilton Road have now been refurbished and the team are hopeful of funding to enable completion of the rest of the work very soon. The opening was the start a period of consultation with the residents of Cambuslang East on possible uses for the HUB and the team are very keen for innovative ideas particularly for new clubs/groups.
For Bookings or enquiries please contact 07419171325
For further info see website on www.particip8overton.com
This project will only work if the whole community gets involved to maximise the use of the HUB for community based events and as part of that we have ensured that we have great disabled access, which means that the whole community can be a part of it. We also have baby changing facilities for mums and dads with young families.
One of our goals is to use the HUB to provide information and assistance to local people whether it be to get a job, find out about benefits, contact an elected representative, get financial advice or any other service that will benefit the community.
Please consider supporting your community hub by volunteering!
Particip8 Community Events 2017:
Christmas Lights Event - Saturday 25th November from 3 to 4.30pm at Community HUB