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Call to residents to nominate new Community Councillors

Published 12 August 2021

Glasgow City Council is currently seeking nominations for Community Councillors to represent areas across the city.

There are 36 (out of the city's 76) Community Councils looking for representation as they undergo a Full Election process every four years.

Anyone over 16 years of age and who resides within the Community Council area they wish to represent, can stand for election. Candidates must have a proposer and seconder and all three must be included on the Electoral Register.

The nominations close on Friday, 27 August 2021, with elections to appoint qualified residents to the respective Community Councils taking place during October 2021.

The 36 Community Councils seeking new representation are listed below: 

  1. Anderston
  2. Blairdardie and Old Drumchapel
  3. Blythswood and Broomielaw
  4. Bridgeton and Dalmarnock
  5. Cadder
  6. Carmunnock
  7. Castlemilk
  8. Claythorn
  9. Cranhill
  10. Crosshill and Govanhill
  11. Dowanhill, Hyndland and Kelvinside
  12. Dumbreck
  13. Easterhouse
  14. Garrowhill
  15. Gartcraig
  16. Govan
  17. Hillhead
  18. Hurlet and Brockburn
  19. Hutchesontown
  20. Jordanhill
  21. Laurieston
  22. Mansewood and Hillpark
  23. Maryhill and Summerston
  24. Moledinar
  25. Mount Florida
  26. Newlands and Auldhouse
  27. Parkhead
  28. Pollokshaws and Eastwood
  29. Possilpark
  30. Ruchill
  31. Scotstoun
  32. Simshill and Old Cathcart
  33. South Cardonald and Rosshall
  34. Townhead and Ladywell
  35. Wallacewell
  36. Yoker

Councillor Jen Layden, City Convener for Community Empowerment, Equalities and Human Rights, said: "Community Councils and the people who represent them are in position to influence what happens in their area. 

"We want to empower Community Councils to take more of an active role in influencing what happens in their local areas, after all, no one knows better what an area needs than the residents who live in it.

"Anyone who is passionate about their community and making it a better place to live can stand to be a Community Councillor.  By being a member of a Community Council, they have a key responsibility to represent their fellow residents, help express their views and articulate their needs to the City Council and other agencies."

Community Councils play an important role by providing a link between the local authority and its residents. Unlike other community organisations they are formally included in the consultation process for all planning applications relating to their area and can make representations regarding them. They can also comment on licensing applications that affect their neighbourhood.

Nomination forms can be accessed here 

Further information about the role of the Community Councils can be found here

Published 12 August 2021

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