Quothquan and Thankerton Community Council care about their local community and its people and aim to make it a great place to live by bringing people together to make things happen.
With the help of Biggar Community Council and local volunteers a group was arranged in the wake of COVID-19 to provide support for people who were isolating or requiring urgent help and advice, this included prescription and medicine collection, shopping deliveries as well as various other help.
However, the council were faced with many challenges particularly with the influx of visitors to Tinto Hill. The council arranged for the expansion of the car park, temporary speed limits surrounding the hill as well as the introduction of TTRO (Temporary Traffic Restriction Order).
The year has seen the Community Council and volunteers cutting grass for those that lost the service due to COVID-19 and the replacement of the footbridge decking on the School Lane footpath to enable people to continue to undertake their exercise during the periods of lockdown.
They have also been working on a Community Action Plan, which will be available online from the 26th April, to maximise the benefits to the area from the Clyde Windfarm Extension. This plan involved a questionnaire for the people living within the community, but this has been put on hold due to the latest lockdown in order to focus meeting the needs of those who are self isolating or shielding. Local businesses have kindly donated prizes which will be drawn at random for those who completed the survey.
It has been a challenging year for Quothquan and Thankerton Community Council however, they have continued to be an incredible resource for their community. You can keep up to date with what they’re doing over on their facebook page: