Our Mission Statement
We are local people representing residents in the area of the South Side. We want to improve the quality of life and press for action on local issues. Our meetings are open to the public and take place monthly on the first Tuesday of each month, except January and August, at Finns Place on Ledard Road. Meetings start at 7pm. The venue is fully accessible and refreshements are available.
Community Councils are voluntary organisations established by statute. We are automatically consulted by Glasgow City Council on planning, licensing, traffic & parking controls and on other matters. Local councillors, community police, by invitation, council officers attend our monthly meetings to report on developments and respond to local concerns. Other bodies, such as Greater Glasgow NHS & Scottish Power, also use the CC as a means of local consultation. Our views therefore carry some weight and we can often get a problem dealt with quickly.
We are not a political body and views are only expressed upon a personal basis. You are welcome to attend and we are always interested in hearing from people who think they might have something to contribute as a community councillor.
Recurring issues are:
- Planning applications
- Alcohol licensing applications and renewals
- Late licenses for takeaways, short term lets, etc
- The environment (including refuse collection, green initiatives, litter, fly tipping etc.)
- Crime, including car & bicycle thefts, youth disorder, graffiti
- Local events, such as clean-up campaigns
- Hampden events
- Community initiatives
- Parking and traffic issues
- Recreation and leisure facilities
Recent consultations & current issues include
- The future of Langside Halls
- Shawlands regeneration
- Parks Management
- Future of the Victoria Infirmary site
- Improving communication with the community
- Queens Park Working Group
- Consultation on traffic, cycling and pedestrian routes in Battlefield and Langside as part of the Liveable Neighbourhoods project at Glasgow City Council: https://glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=27062