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ScotstounCC_logoScotstoun Community Council (SCC)  current committee stands down in October 2017 and that creates 13 places available for election of a new community council.

The election is managed by Glasgow City Council and is open to residents within the area who are 16 years of age or older.  Nomination forms require 2 residents to be recorded as proposer and seconder and the form to be returned to City Chambers (by FREEPOST) by 12 noon on Friday 15 September 2017. The candidate, proposer and seconders’ names must appear on the Electoral Register.

The general purpose of a community council is to find out the views of the residents living in the area, to pass these on to the local and national authorities or public agencies and to take action in the interests of the community.

Current secretary June Mitchell is happy to meet with any interested parties to talk about the process and can be emailed on scotscoco@gmail.com. General info about SCC can be found on  facebook and twitter.

Download the nomination form Scotstoun CC Nomination Form 2017 and pop it in an envelope (FREEPOST address is given on the accompanying instructions). Forms can also be handed in to 40 John Street.

You can also pick up a nomination form and freepost envelope from Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street G14 0BL.

chex-logoThe Community Health Exchange (CHEX) are holding their 2017 national conference – Power, inequality and community-led health – on Wednesday 1 March 2017 from 10:30am to 3:30pm at The Studio, 67 Hope Street Glasgow, G2 6AE

The event is aimed at community-led health organisations and public sector partners to attend our free annual conference. CHEX are offering community-led health organisation three places at the conference.  You could choose to use these for management committee, volunteers or staff.  You would also be welcome to offer a place to a public sector partner you work with.

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ScotstounCC_logoScotstoun Community Council are seeking nominations from local residents who are 16 years or over to join the Community Council

Anyone over 16 years of age who resides within the Community Council boundary area can stand for election. All that is required is that the candidate, proposer and seconders’ names appear on the Electoral Register.

The Community Council currently have 4 vacancies and the deadline for nominations is 12 noon on Friday 23 September 2016.
If the Community Council receive more than 4 valid nominations then a secret ballot will be held on a date to be confirmed. Should 4 or less valid nominations be submitted then the candidates will be elected unopposed.

Download the public notice Public Notice Interim Election and the nomination form Nomination Form 2016

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During October all the Community Councils across the City will be holding their AGMs and their annual elections. This year will see a big shake up in Community Councils with the number across the City being reduced from 112 to 80 and several having their boundaries adjusted following a period of consultation.

So what is a Community Council?

Community Councils were established as a result of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. Community Councils have statutory duties in terms of licensing and planning however they are essentially voluntary bodies established within a statutory framework. The key roles of Community Councils are:
  • To represent the views of the community to Glasgow City Council and other public bodies operating in their area
  • To act to further the interests of their communities
  • To be consulted on planning applications within their area
  • To consider exercising their powers to object to the granting, renewal or transfer of liquor licences.

Over the past two years Glasgow City Council has undertaken a review and consultation of Community Councils and this has included a revised model scheme to establish a community council, a model code of conduct for community councils and councillors, a model constitution and model standing orders, alongside the boundary changes and the reduction in the number of community councils.

In the Dumbarton Road Corridor area some of the key changes are:

  • Yoker South (active) and Yoker North (inactive) are being merged together to form Yoker Community Council
  • The boundaries between Whiteinch and Scotstoun, and Whiteinch and Thornwood are being changed

You can find out more about Community Council’s in Glasgow on the Council website and the dedicated Community Councils Glasgow website.

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Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow G14 0BL
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