Group of the Week

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Glen Village Neighbourhood Watch

Encouraging community spirit is one of the main aims of Glen Village Neighbourhood Watch.

The community action group has around a dozen dedicated members who are committed to improving the local community and they’ve had some successes so far.

With such a small community local residents feel it’s important for the area to retain its own strong identity and the group is determined to carry out the tasks needed to do it.

Members are fighting to have a community hall built after the local miners’ welfare closed down and are challenging ownership of the site to ensure the community has a facility residents can use. The group works tirelessly to secure funding for projects to give the local environment a makeover and was successful in gaining £8000 recently.

The money was used to clear up a fly tipping area on the canal banking from the village to Hallglen in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland.

Secretary Sandra English said: “The group is open to new members who may want to help and to give people a chance to raise concerns about anything the community.”

WHO: Glen Village Neighbourhood Watch

WHERE: Hallglen Primary School

WHEN: 7 p.m., every quarter

CONTACT: Secretary Sandra English, (01324) 639447

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