What We Do?
Community Councils are elected from among local residents and exist to promote their area and help to make it a better place to live. Community Councils are not political, or racist or sectarian. (What is a community council?)
To do this we aim to co-ordinate local opinion and represent these views to the City Council and other public bodies and agencies which have an influence on your quality of life. Whilst we do not have any budget or legislative authority to solve large problems of Housing or Cleansing, we are in a position to influence those who do make those decisions and also draw attention to failures.
We also aim to take action in the interest of the community – as it appears to be desirable and practicable – to encourage the preservation, development and or improvement of features of general interest.
Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council has (up to) 15 elected volunteers who must live in the area. Monthly meeting are also attended by City Councillors, Community Police and representatives of other agencies present in the area. We also have good connections to the area’s MSPs and MPs.
The area we cover is shown on this map.
Our constitution is common to all Glasgow Community Councils and is know as The Scheme.
Talk to us?
Got something to say? Events or Projects you’d like promoted? Issues in the area? Ideas for improvements? Questions? Complaints?
But please remember, we are unpaid volunteers fitting in our Community Council activities into spare time – if you don’t get a quick answer, it doesn’t mean we are ignoring you!
Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council currently has 13 members(as of Oct 2017 AGM) – so currently 2 vacancies.
Elections are held every 4 years or at other times when there is sufficient interest. These elections are coordinated by Glasgow City Council.
If you’re interested in joining, please contact us – however bear in mind that we need to demonstrate there is interest before we can call an election, so you may need to wait; but there’s nothing to stop you coming along to meetings in the meantime.
We are especially interested in hearing from people from demographic groups that are under-represented in the Community Council, for example young people or Eastern Europeans. We’d like to hear from business owners too.
If you feel you have something you can bring to the Community Council but are not willing or eligible to stand as a Community Councillor, we’d still like to hear from you. Co-opted members (with no voting rights) can also play a useful part, perhaps offering translation services or legal expertise.
We are also on the look out for a Minutes Secretary – someone to come along to meetings, note down what is said and type up those notes. This can be a paid post – might suit a student, say, looking for a bit of extra cash and some experience?