Climate change countdown clock projected onto Tollbooth Steeple, July 2021

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Next Meeting

  • Community Council Meeting – July 2021
    All residents of the Merchant City and Trongate area are invited to join us for our July meeting, which will be held via Zoom AGENDA Welcome by Vice-Chair (Tam Coyle) Apologies Minutes of the last meeting, approval and action points Matters arising not on the agenda Report from the Treasurer (Gerald) Report on those issues […]

Latest News

  • 2021 Survey Results now published
    Our 2021 survey results have now been published, and make interesting reading for everyone who lives and works in the Merchant City and Trongate area. We thank everyone who participated and provided such good feedback. Read more
  • Glasgow City Council’s Gambling Summit | 13 and 14 September 2021 | Microsoft Teams
    Glasgow City Council, supported by Public Health Scotland and by the UK Gambling Commission, will hold a virtual summit to bring together people with lived experience of gambling harms with experts in practice, research and policy to share knowledge, insights and ideas on tackling gambling harms in a world adapting to the impacts of the […]
  • M8 and M80 Overhead Sign Gantry Maintenance – 15th July to 8th August 2021
    Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland as part of the Network Management Contract for the South-West Trunk Road Unit, are undertaking essential overhead sign gantry refurbishments on the M8 and M80 from Thursday 15th July until Sunday 8th August 2021, between the hours of 8pm and 6am. The scheme will benefit around 80,000 road users by improving safety and reducing the need for future more extensive maintenance. The work will be carried out using […]
  • Glasgow City Council Bulky Waste Charges
    With effect from Monday 5th July 2021, Glasgow City Council will start charging for bulky waste uplifts: Glasgow City Council took the decision to introduce charges for removing bulky waste at a meeting of the Full Council in February 2020. This decision brings Glasgow into line with the vast majority of Scottish local authorities, where […]
  • Proposed School Term Dates 2022 – 2024
    The current pattern of school term dates, holidays and In Service days is set until July 2022. Glasgow City Council has developed a proposed calendar for the following two years and wants to hear the views of parents, carers, pupils, staff and the wider public before the dates are finalised. The consultation will be open until 31 […]

Latest Planning News

Community Council News

  • DRAFT MCTCC Meeting Minutes – 29 June 2021
    Online Conference through MS TeamsTuesday 29th May, at 7pm Attending Community Councillors:Dr Duncan MacLaren (Chair), Tam Coyle (V/C), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Niall McColl (Social Media Manager), Gerald Hirst (Treasurer) Eileen Mills and Daniel O’Malley.Residents: ST, EM, AP, PP and KMEx-Officio: Bernadette Fryars (Glasgow Life)Elected Representatives: Councillor Angus Millar.   1. Welcome by the Chair The Chair welcomed everyone to […]
  • Approved MCTCC Meeting Minutes, 25 May 2021
    These minutes were approved at our meeting on 29th June.
  • Approved MCTCC Meeting Minutes, 27 April 2021
    Approved at our meeting on 25 May 2021