SNP Politicians discuss plans for regeneration
Hamilton residents had their say on the future of Hamilton town centre at a public meeting organised by local SNP politicians.
Christina McKelvie MSP, Angela Crawley MP and South Lanarkshire Council leader John Ross, alongside SNP Councillor’s Stephanie Callaghan and Josh Wilson, hosted a public meeting in the Hamilton Townhouse.
The event, building on the ‘Our Town, Your Voice’ report recommendations from Christina McKelvie and Angela Crawley, offered an insight into South Lanarkshire Council’s 24 point-plan strategy.
The public offered their views of parking, accessibility and the potential development opportunities within the town centre. The suggestions from the public meeting will be reported to South Lanarkshire Council during the consultation period on the town centre strategy.
Commenting, Christina McKelvie MSP said:
“Alongside my SNP colleagues, I was delighted to help host the public meeting for the residents of Hamilton to share their views on their town centre.
“Through the ‘Our Town, Your Voice’ town centre report from Angela Crawley and I, South Lanarkshire Council have listened to the views of our constituents.
“From the public meeting, it was clear to see the enthusiasm, care and desire we all have to see our town flourish again.
“In partnership with my colleagues, I look forward to continuing that great work to bring jobs, investment and growth back into Hamilton.
Following on, Angela Crawley MP, said:
“Town centre regeneration is at the heart of the SNP’s ambitions for Hamilton, and I welcome the new Council administrations enthusiasm in bringing forward this strategy.
“It was welcome to see the appetite for change at the public meeting and I’m looking forward to working with a newly formed Hamilton resident’s association.
“As we move forward, it is more important than ever that those with an interest in our town centre’s future engage in the process.