The joint-consultation on the future of Bishopbriggs town centre regeneration from Rona Mackay MSP and Amy Callaghan MP is set to close after a ‘phenomenal’ response from residents. The consultation, which is set to run until September 15th, has gathered a range of views from across the region, encouraging residents, business owners and community activists to have their say on the plans for town centre redevelopment. Ms Mackay, the newly re-elected member of the Scottish Parliament for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, pledged ‘help for high-streets’ during her election campaign. Joined by East Dunbartonshire MP Amy Callaghan, the SNP politicians have toured the constituency hearing first hand from residents and community groups on their wishes for the town. Commenting, Ms Mackay said:
“I’ve been blown away by the phenomenal response to our joint consultation on the future of Bishopbriggs, showing the clear strength of feeling my constituents have for town centre regeneration. “With the consultation set to close on September 15th, there’s still time to have your say and ensure your voice is heard. “The views of our constituents are absolutely paramount. We will present your voices – your suggestions for improvements to our community – within a report published soon after the consultation closes. We want to make sure that those voices are reflected in any decisions taken over the future of our town. Commenting, East Dunbartonshire MP Amy Callaghan added:
“As we emerge from the pandemic now is the time to ensure our town centre is modern, refreshed and fit for the future. “Both Rona and I have heard from residents, community groups and business owners who wanted their voice at the front and centre of any plans to redevelop our town. “We’re delighted to have presented them with this opportunity and look forward to working with them and all other stakeholders as we ensure a brighter, revitalised town centre is achieved.
Notes to editors: Consultation can be completed here
Photo: (R-L) – Amy Callaghan, Rona Mackay, Bishopbriggs town centre.