Earlier today, Angela Crawley MP and Christina McKelvie MSP held a public launch of the Hamilton Town Centre “Our Town, Your Voice” Report at the Hamilton Town House.
The report follows a public consultation on the future of the town centre, which received over 1,800 responses.
A presentation took place on the findings, and a number of key recommendations were made surrounding accessibility, traffic management, affordability and projects going forward.
The launch was attended by various elected members, key stakeholders, and members of the public, and after the presentation took place, there was the opportunity for the audience to comment or ask a question.
Ms Crawley said: “We sought to provide a detailed report outlining the views of those who live, work or visit Hamilton, and make sound recommendations for change. We believe that we have accomplished that with this report.
Our next phase in the action plan is to work with the Scottish Town Partnership to take forward our plan, look at the innovative ideas from the report and make them a reality.”
Ms McKelvie added: “Hamilton Town Centre has a bright future, of that we are sure. Our confidence comes from the strength of feeling residents have towards their town, the time they have dedicated to responding to this consultation and the thoughtful answers we received.
We undoubtedly have challenges ahead, but with the efforts of our community, we can make our town centre something to be proud of.”
A copy of the full report can be found here: Hamilton-Our-Town-Your-Voice-2016-Report