Tag: blantyre community council

1979 Council Collect ‘Pro Asda’ Signatures

  In January 1979, an intolerable situation existed in Blantyre. An agreement had been reached by Hamilton District Council with ASDA to provide a new store and work had even started on clearing the site. However, there was ONE major obstacle. The Co-op. Disgruntled at losing out to another supermarket, the Co-op had formally issued […]

1979 Community Council engage youth

In 1979, Blantyre Community Council were looking to engage more with the youth of the town. Recognising there was a definite lack of facilities for youngsters to do, they prepared a questionnaire which went out to every secondary pupil in Blantyre, asking for advice and recommendations. It was an excellent idea allowing young people to […]