Local groups and projects receive Area Committee funds

Newlands/Auldburn Area Committee met last week with City Councillors joined by Community Council representatives Cathcart & District’s Flora Wardlaw and Robert McElroy of Newlands & Auldhouse.

David Proctor,South Glasgow Area Commander for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue gave an update on:

  • local resources deployed and the approach to minimising the effects of fire and other emergencies;
  • the Newlands/ Auldburn ward Tactical Assessments compared for 2010/11 and 2011/12;
  • local activities in relation to community safety, home fire safety visits, open days and partnership working.

Inspector Paul Quinn of Strathclyde Police reported on community policing and performance in tackling crime across Newlands/ Auldburn ward.

Applications for funding were awarded from the Area Budget:

We discussed changes to community planning structures in Glasgow, bringing our current Local Community Planning Partnership and Area Committee into a merged structure of South Sector Community Planning Partnership and Newlands/Auldburn Area Partnership.

We heard a presentation on the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership Neighbourhood Management Survey, looking at the first survey, local successes and how services responded locally. For more information visit Glasgow CPPGlasgow Community & Safety Services, Clean Glasgow and Strathclyde Police.

Rosh Campbell of Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency ended the meeting with the Glasgow 2014 Prosperous Legacy DVD, detailing employment opportunities for citizens as a result of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Funding for local groups

Newlands/Auldburn Area Committee met yesterday chaired by Emma Gillan and attended by all local Councillors. 

Representatives of Community Councils are also invited and we were joined by Bill Carson of Pollokshaws/Eastwood, Flora Wardlaw of Cathcart and District covering Merrylee and Robert McElroy of Newlands and Auldhouse.  Alex Fraser was unable to join us due to a hospital appointment this week, but regularly attends from Arden, Carnwadric, Kennishead and Old Darnley Community Council.

Grants were discussed and awarded to local organisations:

The Area Committee also heard presentations from Glasgow Life on its Communities services in our area – including Pollokshaws Library and activities in the Burrell Collection – followed by the Ripple Effect group planning to consult further on the impact of alcohol and drugs in communities across south Glasgow.

We considered the minutes of Greater Pollok & Newlands/Auldburn Community Planning Partnership which brings together a range of public services with community residents and key local organisations across our area.

The meeting closed with thanks for Bill Milner, who will no longer be continuing as substitute representative from Cathcart and District.  Mr Milner is a longstanding Community Councillor who was actively involved in the Area Committee over many years, representing the interests of Merrylee and the wider area. Thanks to Bill for all his voluntary work locally.