Climate change countdown clock projected onto Tollbooth Steeple, July 2021

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Next Meeting

  • Community Council Meeting – September 2021
    Join us for our September meeting, when we will have a presentation from BIG Partnership about the St Enoch Masterplan REGISTER HERE AGENDA Welcome by Chair (Duncan MacLaren) Apologies Presentation on St. Enochs Masterplan by Big Partnership Minutes of the last meeting, approval and action points. Please review the draft minutes before the meeting […]

Latest News

  • St Enoch Masterplan published
    A Masterplan for the future of St Enoch has been published. Consultation event 1st and 2nd October online and in the centre.
  • Ingram St Car Park Sale Still in Progress
    15 September 2021 – Despite best efforts of the Merchant City Park Group and Campaigns by them over 3 years, at the MCTCC monthly meeting on 31 August 2021, the Deputy Lord Provost confirmed that plans continue to go ahead to sell, and build on the Ingram Street Car Park Site (pending planning approval), and […]
  • Road Closures – 17/18 September 2021
    Due to processions taking place on Saturday 18th September, there will be various restrictions in place affecting the MCTCC area. Bus lane restrictions on North Hanover St, Glassford St, West George St and Victoria Bridge will be lifted between 0800 and 1600 on 18 September. No Waiting and Loading from 1500 on 17 September to […]
  • Meet Our Waterfront Walkabout – 11 August
    The Community Council were excited today to spend some time with the team from New Practice and Hawkins Brown Architects to find out more about the MeetOurWaterfront project which will regenerate the city centre stretch of the River Clyde. There are several upcoming opportunities for the community to engage with the project: Fri 13 Aug: […]
  • Walkabout with Kaukab Stewart MSP and Alison Thewliss MP
    Duncan MacLaren (our chair) and Tam Coyle (Vice-Chair) were delighted to host Kaukab Stewart MSP and Alison Thewliss MP on a walkabout of the Merchant City and Trongate area on 4th August, where they discussed issues that are of concern to the residents of the area. After many months of Zoom and Teams meetings, it […]

Latest Planning News

Community Council News

  • DRAFT MCTCC Minutes, 31 August 2021
    These minutes will be reviewed and submitted for approval at our full meeting on 28 September. Online Conference by ZoomTuesday 31st August, at 7pm Community Councillors:Duncan MacLaren (Chair) Tam Coyle (V/C), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Gerald Hirst (Treasurer), Eileen Mills, Daniel O’Malley and Scott Thornton. Residents: EM, AL, GA. Elected Representatives.: Alison Thewliss MP, Vice Lord Provost Christy Mearns, […]
  • Approved MCTCC Meeting Minutes, 27 July 2021
    Online Conference by Zoom, Tuesday 27th July, at 7pm Attending Community Councillors: Tam Coyle (V/C), David Cowan (Secretary), Peter Hayman, Niall McColl (Social Media Manager), Gerald Hirst (Treasurer) Eileen Mills, Daniel O’Malley and Scott Thornton. Residents: EM, AP, PP, DW, AY, SP, AC, SS, OG, TD Elected Reps.: Kaukab Stewart MSP Ex-Officio: Sgt Philip Showell (Police Scotland), Ruth Suter (Glasgow […]
  • Approved 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 […]