Norman Muir, convener of Helensburgh Community Council, writes this week's community column...

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HELENSBURGH Community Council is busy putting together the ceremony details for this year’s Remembrance Sunday event and they will be circulated to all concerned shortly.

We still labour under Covid restrictions and as a result, this year there will be no formal parade to the memorial. Apart from that, the ceremony on November 14 will take its traditional format under the direction of Reverend David Young from Helensburgh Parish Church.

We have been extremely well supported by HM Naval Base Clyde in preparing this year’s commemoration, and it has been a cooperative effort.

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WE are gradually getting back to normal business and re-starting our Vision for Helensburgh initiative which has been long-delayed by the pandemic strictures.

We conducted a community and visitor survey some time back and it is now time to refresh the key information on the development, wellbeing, look and feel of the town community.

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In the first instance we invited representatives from key stakeholders, youth groups and clubs and societies to a presentation which took place on Wednesday, October 27 in the Victoria Halls.

This will be followed by exhibitions in various locations to build up a picture of the community’s aspirations for Helensburgh. These will feed into a perspective for a future plan for the town.

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WITHOUT wishing to sound too severe, it has to be said that pavements in the town are for pedestrians.

Vehicles, for whatever reason, that park on pavements should take care to allow the safe, easy passage of a mother and her buggy or the occupant of a wheelchair.

Likewise, bins and shop pavement adverts in the town centre should also be placed to allow safe progress. Let us be considerate of each other.

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THE dreaded clock change signalling the onset of winter means that our monthly outdoor events - our beach cleans and our shrub bed maintenance sessions in Colquhoun Square - have come to an end until next spring.

We want to thank publicly and most sincerely our willing helpers who have given us great support all year.