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

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Coronavirus / Covid-19 Pandemic Update

Dear Community Councillors


Following further discussion and consideration with senior management it has been decided that the Community Council Development Session (CCDS) scheduled to take place this Saturday 21st March 2020 is postponed until further notice. We thank all those who responded to our previous message but in light of current circumstances with regards Coronavirus, and concerns expressed from some Community Councillors, it is considered to be in the best interests of all parties for the CCDS events to be postponed until further notice.


A number of Community Councillors have sought advice on holding scheduled Ordinary Meetings for their Community Councils; we wish to make clear that similarly, in light of current circumstances, it would be perfectly understandable, and perhaps prudent, to postpone meetings of Community Councils until circumstances are reported to be of lessening concern. Community Councils taking the view to postpone meetings will not be deemed to be in breach of the Scheme 2018 in relation to meeting the annual requirement of holding a minimum of 7 meetings.

The situation will remain under review and further information may be provided in due course should there be any change in the advice we receive.

Let's Grow Together - Glasgow's Food Growing Strategy 2020-2025 & Consultation - Closing Date 16th March 2020

Further to a series of Citywide engagement events held between 2016 and 2019, Glasgow City Council is seeking your views on the draft Food Growing Strategy.

This is an opportunity for everyone with an interest in food growing to provide comment on the draft strategy and help shape food growing in Glasgow for the next five years.

The links to both the draft strategy and on-line consultation can be found at the Glasgow Food Growing  web page at the following link:

Please take the time to look over the draft strategy before completing the consultation questionnaire.

Please show your support for the food growing agenda in Glasgow and share with your networks to provide as much informed comment as possible.

Scottish Fire & Rescue - Local Fire & Rescue Plan for Glasgow Consultation - Closing Date 18th March 2020

Sent on behalf of Area Commander Roddie Keith, Local Senior Officer for Glasgow City

Following publication of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Strategic Plan 2019-22 in October 2019, we will be reviewing and revising our Local Fire and Rescue Plans.

As such, we would like to invite you to take 5 minutes to share your views on how we deliver services locally here is Glasgow. This is to make sure our local priorities remain relevant to local needs and risk, as well as aligned to our new strategic ambitions. By completing this survey you will be directly supporting Glasgow City LSO Area in the development of our Local Fire & Rescue Plan for the City.

This survey is now open and closes on 18 March 2020.

Your opinion matters and we would like you to help us shape future fire and rescue services delivered in Glasgow by participating in this short survey.

2018 Planning Enforcement Charter - Condensed Version

Published 25th July 2019

Please find attached your quick guide to the Planning Enforcement Charter 2018. In light of feedback given at the Planning Service and Community Council engagement events, the Planning Enforcement Team have created this guide to the 2018 Planning Enforcement Charter. This condensed version of the 2018 Charter provides a summary of the existing enforcement charter including our powers, policies and processes for dealing with enforcement complaints.

The Quick Guide Can be found below.

pdf icon 2018 Planning Enforcement Charter- Condensed Version [328kb]

MCR Pathways

MCR Pathways are looking to promote their mentor programme to Community Councils; both to get the programme out into the communities of Glasgow, but also to see if any Community Councillors want to become mentors. The following provides some information on what MCR Pathways provide, and the difference Mentoring can make to the lives of young people.

This year mentoring charity, MCR Pathways, wants you to know that there is incredible power in small actions. You can create a wave of change that resonates for a lifetime.

MCR Pathways' mentoring programme works with disadvantaged and care-experienced young people in your community - helping them grow their confidence, overcome their challenges and build a positive future. Across Scotland, people from all walks of life are choosing to mentor for just one hour a week.

It might sound like a small thing, but that positive relationship changes everything. Our schools, communities and organisations too, all see the difference and feel the impact in the next generation. Before mentoring, only 54% of care-experienced young people left school to college, uni or a job - now 86% of mentored young people do.

Mentoring also helps build essential workplace skills. You can make a difference that lasts a lifetime while also helping build new skills, including:

  • Leadership Training; mentoring builds confidence, initiative & assertiveness

  • Motivation; mentors experience a significant sense of purpose & fulfilment

  • Personal development; active listening & communication skills are fully enhanced

When one person mentors, two lives are changed forever. Can you get involved and be part of #TheRippleEffect?

The first step is to register on their website and attend an info session to find out more!

Watch MCR's short film and hear the programme's impact from young people and mentors.

Visit to register and find out more.

Your support and participation is encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Participation Requests

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:  

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