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Welcome to Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC) – your Community Council, at the heart of Glasgow, and a warm welcome to our website, whether this is your first visit or you’re a regular visitor. We hope you find something of interest – as well as the latest news affecting our community, we have links to COVID-19 resources, a local services directory and a gallery showcasing the Merchant City & Trongate areas of Glasgow.

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Next Meeting

  • Community Council Meeting – January
    Join us for our first meeting of 2022, being held via Zoom: 1.   Welcome by Vice-Chair [Tam Coyle] 2.   Approval of November 2021 Meeting minutes – review the minutes here: https://mctcc.scot/meetings/minutes/mctcc-meeting-30-november-2021/3.   Matters Arising – Election of Office Bearers 2022  4.   Police Report5.   Treasurers Report6.   Councillors Reports7.   Planning8.   Licensing9.   Merchant City Park10. Local Issues [Noise from […]

Latest News

  • Wise Women – Women’s Safety in Glasgow
    Wise Women are a voluntary sector organisation in Glasgow, established in 1994, that supports women to improve their personal safety and confidence. Tget are currently working in partnership with Glasgow Girls Club, Commonplace and Glasgow Violence Against Women’s Partnership to gather information on women’s safety in the city. To achieve this they have developed an […]
  • John Street Temporary Closure – 17 January until 4 February
    Glasgow City Council in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended by Schedule 1 of the Road Traffic (Temporary Restrictions) Act 1991, and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order: – This Order may be cited as “Glasgow City Council […]
  • UPDATED – Late night Filming on Parnie St/Saltmarket
    Filming will be taking place on Parnie St/Saltmarket from 17th – 21st January, including late night filming: MONDAY 17TH JANUARY- 09:00- 19:00 TUESDAY 18TH JANUARY – 10:00- 20:00 WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY – 15:30- 01:30 THURSDAY 20TH JANUARY – 12:30- 22:30 FRIDAY 21ST JANUARY – 15:30 – 01:30 Roads around King St/Parnie St/Osborne St will be […]
  • Major improvement works to take place on the Argyle line – March to May 2022
    From 13 March until 8 May 2022, major improvement works on the track, tunnels and overhead line equipment between Rutherglen and the Exhibition Centre will take place, with the line closing and no services running during that time. Many services, which would normally operate via Glasgow Central Low Level, will be diverted into Glasgow Central […]
  • Review, Refresh Return – the Women Returner’s Programme
    The ‘Women Returner’s Programme’ is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Triage Central Limited across the whole of Scotland. We support women to undertake training and further education, return to employment or improve their work skills following a career break through a variety of options dependant on the individual. We can deliver one-to-one […]

Latest Planning News

  • Proposed redevelopment of site at 65-97 Ingram St
    Artisan Real Estate proposes to build low carbon new homes for sale with ground floor spaces to work and enjoy on the former City Council owned Ingram Street car park site at 65-97 Ingram Street.  An online public consultation will go live on Tuesday 8th February and will run until 3rd April – a period of 8 weeks,.  To comply […]
  • Planning Application – Howard St – Conversion of shop to takeaway and erection of external flue (21/03868/FUL)
    A planning application has been lodged for permission for the use of retail unit (Class 1) as hot-food takeaway (Sui Generis), erection of flue and frontage alterations. | 27 Howard Street Glasgow G1 4BA Reference: 21/03868/FULLast date for Comments: 11 February 2022Making comments: Comments can be made via the Council’s online portal or in writing. Glasgow City […]
  • Reminder – St Enoch Masterplan Consultation Event this Friday and Saturday
    Just a reminder that the team behind the St Enoch Masterplan are holding a consultation event in the centre this Friday and Saturday between 10am and 3pm. You’ll find an exhibition in the unit next to Millie’s Cookies on the ground floor, where you can leave feedback. If you visit their webpage during the same […]

Community Council News

  • DRAFT MCTCC Minutes – 30 November 2021
    These minutes will be reviewed and approved at our meeting on 25 January 2022. 1.   Welcome Niall McColl welcomed everyone to the meeting. 2.   Passing of MCTCC Treasurer Gerald Hirst Gerald Hirst passed away early in November 2021. Tam and Niall paid tribute to Gerald’s extensive contributions to the community council and the wider community. 3.   Attendance and Apologies 3.1.  Community Councillors Tam Coyle […]
  • Community Council Meeting – November
    The agenda will be published no less than one week before the meeting, along with the draft minutes of the previous meeting
  • Community Council Meeting – October
    The agenda will be published no less than one week before the meeting, along with the draft minutes of the previous meeting