FANTASTIC work is being carried out by volunteers, community groups and individuals to improve the areas they live in.
And that’s who will take centre stage as the Herald launches its Civic Pride community campaign.
We want to know about all the good things that are happening in your area.
From community groups that provide help to the elderly, vulnerable and those less fortunate than themselves to individuals who go the extra mile to help a neighbour - we want our army of readers to tell us about them.
Businesses too can play a huge part in making our communities something to be proud of.
Each week we will be featuring a local group or individual who demonstrates the community spirit that makes a real difference.
Herald editor Jim Holland said: “We often hear of the negative things that are going on in the community, and it’s our duty to report on them.
“But there are also many, many positive things happening too.
“We want our readers to let us know about community groups, individuals and businessss that are making a positive difference in the community and to the local environment.
“It could be something as simple as a litter pick or a school that has worked hard on an eco project. It could be an individual who clears away the snow and ice on a pavement in their street or the team that cleans off graffiti on buildings .”
The campaign links up with East Dunbartonshire Council’s Civic Pride Initiative and has been backed by council leader Rhonndda Geekie.
She said: “I’m delighted to support this campaign. We have some outstanding citizens in East Dunbartonshire and the civic pride campaign really outlines the value of citizens and public, private and voluntary sector organisations coming together to look after our local area.
“This is an excellent way for us to recognise those who carry out sterling work within our towns and communities.”
Each month the groups and individuals featured in the herald will gbe awarded a certificate.
Send nominations to Civic Pride Initiative, Herald Offices, 11 Dalrymple Court, Kirkintilloch G66 3AA.
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org