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Wards 9 & 13 - 22

 

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Wards 1 - 8, 10 - 12 & 23

  • Phone 0141 287 4111

Wards 9 & 13 - 22

  • Phone 0141 287 4109

Your Community Council

To find out which Community Council area you live in, click on the following web link, and enter your address details: My Nearest

A map of the location will then be displayed, along with a list of information relevant to the address. Under "Community Council", you will see the name of the Community Council for your area. When you select "Community Council" a map of the Community Council boundary will be displayed.

To get in touch with your local Community Council, contact details can be found at the Contact Community Councils section on this page.

Establishing a Community Council

The process of establishing a Community Council in an area that does not have one begins by a local person asking for a Petition - you can get the Petition to start the process from the Community Engagement Team, contact details can be found at the side of this page. Once the Petition is signed by at least twenty local people who are on the electoral register, and who reside in the boundary area of the Community Council to become established, it can be submitted to the City Council, formally requesting that the formation of a new Community Council shall be initiated in the named area.

Those signing the Petition are not committing themselves to becoming Community Councillors - however Petitioners are showing a commitment to form a steering committee whose task is to familiarise themselves and adopt a Constitution on behalf of the proposed Community Council which will govern its affairs. This part of the process may take several meetings, and the City Council may provide funding to facilitate the steering committee phase, such as providing a venue, and covering any appropriate administrative costs. Once the Constitution is in place, the steering committee is then dissolved, having fulfilled its purpose. Glasgow City Council will then handle the election phase, issuing a call for nominations, and making arrangements to hold an election meeting or contested election.

Below provides an indication of the process to form a Community Council:

1) Request for a Petition by a local resident

2) Completed Petition (signed by 20 local people who are on the electoral register and local residents) is returned to Glasgow City Council

3) Call Petitioners to the inaugural meeting to form a steering committee

4) Inaugural meeting

  • provide funds for operation of steering committee if appropriate
  • adopt constitution
  • elect interim office bearers for the period of the steering committee's operation (if required)

5) Subsequent steering committee meeting(s)

  • constitution (further comments)
  • set arrangements for call of nominations
  • Community Engagement Team set closing date for nominations and date for election meeting or contested election.

6) Election arrangements

  • Community Engagement Team arrange issue of nomination forms
  • Community Engagement Team arrange posters for nominations
  • Glasgow City Council appoint acting Independent Returning Officer (IRO)
  • Publicity process arranged by Community Engagement Team, with support from Petitioners as appropriate.

7) Election Meeting or Contested Election

  • declaration of election results
  • contested election by ballot, if nominations exceed places available

8) Initial meeting of new community council, organised by Community Engagement Team

  • Office bearers elected (more time may be taken to enable new members to get to know each other's strengths)
  • Copy of Governance documentation provided to all members and understanding of responsibilities clarified
  • Consider any need for sub committees and/or associate members
  • Consider nominations of members and/or links to be made with external bodies
  • Set dates of future meetings

Support to Community Councils

The Community Engagement Team within Community Empowerment Services monitors Community Council activity in order to provide appropriate support and guidance to every Community Council in Glasgow, as well as to ensure that existing Community Councils are working effectively, in full compliance with the Scheme of Establishment for Community Councils (2018).

Key functions of the Community Engagement Team include:

  • supporting the formation and development of Community Councils in Glasgow
  • responding to enquiries from the wider public in relation to Community Councils
  • ensuring that Community Councils are democratically accountable to the local community
  • arranging financial assistance to all Community Councils through the administration allowance subject to being in accordance with the Scheme
  • coordinating regular capacity building activities e.g. the Community Councils Development Sessions
  • advising Community Councils on difficult issues
  • offering appropriate support in instances where this may be necessary
  • encouraging the development of Community Councils in Glasgow
  • promoting the work of Community Councils to the general public
  • ensuring that Community Councils are democratically accountable to the local community
  • organising various training courses for Community Council  members on a regular basis

Contact Community Councils

The Community Engagement Team makes every effort to provide accurate and current information. However, it does not give any warranty or representation of any kind with respect to the sites listed below or their contents, including warranties in respect of the accuracy, completeness, appropriateness or currency of the information therein. End-users should check with organisations represented on the below list that information relating to them is accurate and current. The views expressed by individual Community Councils are not those of Glasgow City Council.

Arden, Carnwadric, Old Darnley & Kennishead

Auchenshuggle

Baillieston (Facebook)

Blairdardie and Old Drumchapel

Blairdardie and Old Drumchapel (Facebook) 

Blythswood and Broomielaw (Twitter)

Broomhill

Broomhouse

Broomhouse (Facebook)

Calton

Carmunnock

Carmunnock (Facebook)

Castlemilk (Facebook)

Cathcart & District

Claythorn

Craigton (Facebook)

Crosshill Govanhill

Crosshill Govanhill (Facebook)

Dennistoun

Dennistoun (Facebook)

Dennistoun (Twitter)

Drumchapel (Facebook)

Dumbreck

Garnethill

Garrowhill

Govan

High Knightswood & Anniesland

High Knightswood & Anniesland (Facebook)

High Knightswood & Anniesland (Twitter)

Hillhead

Hillhead (Facebook)

Hutchesontown

Ibrox & Cessnock

Ibrox & Cessnock (Facebook)

Jordanhill

Jordanhill (Facebook)

Jordanhill (Twitter)

Kelvindale

Kinning Park

Knightswood 

Knightswood (Facebook)

Knightswood (Twitter)

Lambhill

Langside, Battlefield and Camphill

Mansewood & Hillpark

Maryhill & Summerston

Maryhill & Summerston (Facebook)

Maryhill & Summerston (Twitter)

Merchant City & Trongate

Merchant City & Trongate (Twitter)

Mosspark & Corkerhill

Mosspark & Corkerhill (Facebook)

Mosspark & Corkerhill (Twitter)

Mount Florida

Mount Florida (Facebook)

Newlands & Auldhouse

North Kelvin

North Kelvin (Facebook)

North Kelvin (Twitter)

Parkhead

Partick

Partick (Facebook)

Pollokshields

Ruchill

Sandyhills (Facebook)

Scotstoun

Shawlands & Strathbungo (Facebook)

Shawlands & Strathbungo (Twitter)

Simshill and Old Cathcart

Simshill and Old Cathcart (Facebook)

Springburn Community Council (Facebook)

Swinton

Swinton (Facebook)

Thornwood 

Thornwood (Facebook)

Thornwood (Twitter) 

Townhead & Ladywell (Facebook)

Whiteinch

Whiteinch (Facebook)

Woodlands & Park

Woodside

Yorkhill & Kelvingrove

Get in Touch

Wards 1 - 8, 10 - 12 & 23

 

Email

Wards 9 & 13 - 22

 

Email

 

Wards 1 - 8, 10 - 12 & 23

  • Phone 0141 287 4111

Wards 9 & 13 - 22

  • Phone 0141 287 4109
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