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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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Community Council Annual General Meetings 2019 - Outstanding Paperwork

  • The draft AGM minutes (from October 2019) should now have been presented to the next ordinary meeting (i.e. November 2019) of the Community Council for the purposes of establishing accuracy; although the AGM minutes remain in draft form until approved at the following year's AGM (i.e. October 2020);

  • All outstanding 2019 minutes and other Community Council paperwork following the AGM should now be forwarded to Steven Dowling and/or Lawrence O'Neill as soon as possible to allow us to process the Community Council Administrative Allowance. In accordance with the 2018 Scheme, ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE RECEIVED BY 20th DECEMBER 2019

  • Following the November 2019 meeting all draft AGM minutes / paperwork should be submitted to this office for saving to file and future reference/retrieval;

  • Any or all outstanding Independently Examined Statement of Accounts for 2019 (01.09.2018 - 31.08.2019) should now be forwarded without delay to Steven Dowling or Lawrence O'Neill

If there are any circumstances that may raise issues and/or problems meeting the requirements above then they should be brought to the attention of Lawrence O'Neill  or Steven Dowling so that the appropriate support, guidance and resolution can be reached as soon as possible and before the commencement of the AGM.

Your continuing support is greatly appreciated.

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]

Glasgow City HSCP Communications Survey - Closing Date for Responses - 5th January 2020

Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) regularly communicates with people who are supported by us or who work with us so that they know more about our work and services.  We also use communications to help engage with people when planning and delivering our services.

We have a Communications Strategy, which describes how we communicate with large groups of people.  We're currently reviewing it, and we're keen for you to share your views by completing a short survey to help us improve our communications.
Our survey is open to anyone who is supported by our services, who works with us (staff and partners) or who is interested in them.  We are particularly interested in hearing from:

•patients, service users and carers
•Glasgow City HSCP Locality Engagement Forum/Network members
•the public
•staff from Glasgow City HSCP, Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
•Glasgow City IJB Members
•Glasgow City Council Elected Members
•NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Members
•third and independent sector providers/contractors of health and social care services
•third and independent sector organisations/networks
•Community Councils and
•Glasgow Community Planning Partners.

All survey responses are confidential, and any results reported will be presented in a way to maintain anonymity.  The survey should take around 10 - 15 minutes to complete, and it will be available until 5 January 2020.
If you have any questions or need a printed copy or alternative format of the survey, then please contact Glasgow City HSCP's Communications Team at or call 0141 287 9676.
For information on how we process information that you share with us please visit

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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