Commenting on calls to joins community councils, Clare Haughey MSP said:

“Community councils are vital parts of local democracy and they work they do can be transformational locally.

“Cambuslang Community Council have, for example, been behind projects like the BankHub and their campaigning has brought a new park and ride to Bridge Street.

“Burnside Community Council has also been involved in so many things over the years – from their campaigning against bank closures to their work with Burnside in Bloom adding colour across the area.

“It is the volunteers and activists that make our local community councils what they are and so if you are interested in joining your local one, then I’d strongly recommend you do so.”