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Community Council Briefing

All information previously circulated to Community Councils through the e-mail briefing can now be found on this page. 

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Confirmation of Appointment of Community Resident Representatives to the Glasgow City Council Local Licensing Forum

Following a call for nominations citywide, and a contested election in the North West area of the city, the following Community Resident Representatives have been appointed to the Glasgow City Council Local Licensing Forum:

  • North West - Lionel Most
  • North East - Pat McDonagh
  • South - Gail Sheridan

Community Council Development Sessions 2018 - All Community Councils' Participation is Encouraged

Published 17th November 2017

Dear Community Councillors

The Community Council Discussion Forum (CCDF) format is changing for 2018 following discussion amongst the Community Council representatives in attendance on Saturday the 11th of November 2017.  The new format will encompass 2 components: (1) Presentations and Participation and (2) Training & Capacity Building.

The indicative dates for the new and quarterly events are as follows; February/March; May/June; August/September; and November/December.  The finalised dates will be circulated when they become available.  It remains that the content of the 2 components will be informed and led by the Community Councillors, and any suggestions would be welcome from Community Councils in preparation for these future events.

All active Community Councils are encouraged to send along 2 members to enable full participation in all discussions and training.  If 2 members from each active Community Council are in attendance, then not only will this ensure all Community Councils are present, but it can help towards having a meaningful overall attendance.  This should continue to build on the success of the event on Saturday the 11th November 2017, which hosted 40 attendees representing circa 32% of active Community Councils.

As before, anyone who experiences mobility issues which prevents their attendance at the CCDF should contact Steven Dowling on 0141 287 4111 or by e-mailing steven.dowling@glasgow.gov.uk for further information.

Revised Boundary Changes for the UK Parliamentary changes In Glasgow - Respond by 11th December 2017

Published 26th October 2017

Please find below the revised Boundary suggestions for Glasgow.  Full details , maps & shape files are available here  http://www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk/2018_westminster/revised_proposals/index.asp

These proposals are open for public consultation from the 17th October until the 11th December 2017.

We shall review these changes and prepare a report for the Business Bureau on how the Council Wards, Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies and Community Council Boundaries may be affected. 

Glasgow Central Burgh Constituency 73,735 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area ward 11 (Hillhead): and part of ward 5 (Govan), ward 10 (Anderston/City/Yorkhill), ward 12 (Partick West) and ward 15 (Maryhill/Kelvin) where the boundary largely follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Bellahouston Park and Kelvinside.  The constituency name is unchanged from our Initial Proposals.

Glasgow East Burgh Constituency 75,433 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 9 (Calton), 19 (Shettleston) - 20 (Baillieston) and part of ward 18 (East Centre) where the boundary partly follows a community council area boundary. From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary and name are unchanged.

Glasgow North East Burgh Constituency 71,443 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 16 (Canal) - 17 (Springburn/Robroyston), 21 (North East) and part of ward 10 (Anderston /City/Yorkhill) where the boundary follows a main road, and ward 18 (East Centre) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries. From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is unchanged. The constituency name is changed from Glasgow North.

Glasgow North West Burgh Constituency 75,983 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 13 (Garscadden/Scotstounhill) - 14 (Drumchapel/Anniesland); and part of ward 12 (Partick West) and ward 15 (Maryhill/Kelvin) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Kelvinside.  The constituency name is changed from Glasgow West.

Glasgow South East Burgh Constituency 73,621 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 1 (Linn), 7 (Langside) - 8 (Southside Central); and part of ward 2 (Newlands/Auldburn) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Cathcart and Shawlands.  The constituency name is unchanged from our Initial Proposals.

Glasgow South West Burgh Constituency 76,138 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 3 (Greater Pollok) - 4 (Cardonald), 6 (Pollokshields); and part of ward 2 (Newlands/Auldburn) and ward 5 (Govan), where the boundary largely follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Bellahouston Park, Cathcart and Shawlands.  The constituency name is unchanged from our Initial Proposals.

Scottish Government Consultations on Bus Services; Smartcard Ticketing and Low Emissions Zones

Updated 17th November 2017

I would like to draw to your attention some current Scottish Government consultations which I am sure will be of interest to you. They relate to Bus Services, Smartcard Ticketing and Low Emissions Zones. Further details are available at: https://www.transport.gov.scot/consultations/

These consultations present a huge opportunity to influence the future of transport in Scotland and I would encourage you and CPP partners to respond. SPT will of course be responding and we would welcome any comments you have. We will endeavour to circulate our draft responses before closing dates and would welcome your support for that.

In the meantime, if you have any initial thoughts or comments you wish to make, please contact John Binning on 0141 333 3248 or john.binning@spt.co.uk or Allan Comrie on 0141 333 3241 or allan.comrie@spt.co.uk .

Community Council AGMs - FINAL REMINDER - Appointment of Office Bearers and Submission of Finalised Accounts - All Community Councils should respond no later than Friday 1st December 2017

Published 17th November 2017

The Secretary of the community council should send Glasgow City Council the details of the newly appointed office bearers and representatives to external bodies following the October AGMs.  In addition, the Treasurer should ensure that finalised accounts are submitted at the earliest opportunity.   This will ensure that accurate details are held on file. 

Once the Community Council has passed the independently examined accounts at the AGM, there are three ways of submitting them to Glasgow City Council:

o Community Councils can now submit accounts by e-mail.  This should be a scan of the original sent to your named contact officer lawrence.oneill@glasgow.gov.uk or steven.dowling@glasgow.gov.uk; or

o Surface mail to Community Councils, Glasgow City Council, Democratic Services, Chief Executive's Department, 40 John Street, Glasgow G1 1JL; or

o Drop off by hand to reception at 40 John Street for attention of your named contact officer Lawrence O'Neill or Steven Dowling.

ยท Please ensure the accounts reach this office immediately following the AGM, along with any other outstanding paperwork e.g. minutes.

Notification of Community Council Meetings and Minutes to Ex-Officio Members

Updated 17th November 2017

I would remind all Community Councils that all Elected Members, within the Ward/s in which the boundary of your Community Council covers, are Ex-Officio Members, and should therefore receive notification of all meetings at least 7 days prior to the date of the meeting.  This notification should also include agendas and any associated papers i.e. all draft and/or approved minutes.  This is in accordance with clause 7a of the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils. 

Please note that in addition to all Elected Members of Glasgow City Council, notifications, agendas, minutes and any associated papers should also be sent to all Ex-Officio Members i.e. MSYPs, MSPs, MPs and MEPs.

If there are any queries, or your Community Council is experiencing difficulties in being able to fulfil this obligation, please do not hesitate to contact either lawrence.oneill@glasgow.gov.uk  or  steven.dowling@glasgow.gov.uk who would be happy to provide appropriate advice and support should this be required.

Participation Requests - Reposted 17th November 2017

In response to the Participation Request section of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, Glasgow City Council have published a Participation Request form.

A Participation Request is when a community participation body makes a request to a public service authority to permit the body to participate in an outcome improvement process.
 
Information on how to submit a Participation Request using the form can be found here: www.glasgow.gov.uk/participationrequests  

Factsheets 2017 and 2011 Census Profiles for Wards - Reposted 17th November 2017

This is to let you know that the Factsheets for the 23 Council Wards are now published on the Council website: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18820
 
The Ward Factsheets for the former 21 Council Wards have been taken off and are no longer available from the Council website.
 
The 2011 Census profiles for the former Wards have been replaced by 2011 Census profiles for the new Wards, see: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17871

Submission of Community Council Minutes - Reposted 17th November 2017 

Subject to ongoing review of submission of community council minutes, it is noted that a number of community councils do not routinely submit minutes to Glasgow City Council within the time frames set in the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils.

Please ensure that your community council submits minutes in a timeous manner, as this is beneficial for both parties. The minutes should be sent to the relevant Officer using the following e-mail addresses:

Wards 1-8, 10 - 12 & 23  -  Steven Dowling Steven.Dowling@glasgow.gov.uk 0141 287 4111

Wards 9, 13 - 22  -  Lawrence O'Neill Lawrence.ONeill@glasgow.gov.uk 0141 287 4109

In addition to submission of minutes, all community councils are reminded to note the annual accounting period as stated in Clause 9a of the Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils; "The financial year of each community council shall be from 1 September to 31 August in the following year.  This will enable the proper submission of an independently examined statement of accounts to the community council's Annual General Meeting held in October each year."
 

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