Revised Boundary Changes for the UK Parliamentary changes In Glasgow – Respond by 11th December 2017


Please find below the revised Boundary suggestions for Glasgow.  Full details , maps & shape files are available here  http://www.bcomm-scotland.independent.gov.uk/2018_westminster/revised_proposals/index.asp

These proposals are open for public consultation from the 17th October until the 11thDecember 2017.

We shall review these changes and prepare a report for the Business Bureau on how the Council Wards, Scottish Parliamentary Constituencies and Community Council Boundaries may be affected.

Glasgow Central Burgh Constituency 73,735 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area ward 11 (Hillhead): and part of ward 5 (Govan), ward 10 (Anderston/City/Yorkhill), ward 12 (Partick West) and ward 15 (Maryhill/Kelvin) where the boundary largely follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituancy boundary is changed by Bellahouston Park and Kelvinside.  The constituency name is unchanged from our Initial Proposals.

Glasgow East burgh constituency 75,433 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 9 (Calton), 19 (Shettleston) – 20 (Baillieston) and part of ward 18 (East Centre) where the boundary partly follows a community council area boundary. From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary and name are unchanged.

Glasgow North East burgh constituency 71,443 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 16 (Canal) – 17 (Springburn/Robroyston), 21 (North East) and part of ward 10 (Anderston /City/Yorkhill) where the boundary follows a main road, and ward 18 (East Centre) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries. From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is unchanged. The constituency name is changed from Glasgow North.

Glasgow North West burgh constituency 75,983 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 13 (Garscadden/Scotstounhill) – 14 (Drumchapel/Anniesland); and part of ward 12 (Partick West) and ward 15 (Maryhill/Kelvin) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Kelvinside.  The constituency name is changed from Glasgow West.

Glasgow South East burgh constituency 73,621 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 1 (Linn), 7 (Langside) – 8 (Southside Central); and part of ward 2 (Newlands/Auldburn) where the boundary follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Cathcart and Shawlands.  The constituency name is unchanged from our Initial Proposals.

Glasgow South West burgh constituency 76,138 electors

The proposed constituency comprises: Glasgow City Council area wards 3 (Greater Pollok) – 4 (Cardonald), 6 (Pollokshields); and part of ward 2 (Newlands/Auldburn) and ward 5 (Govan), where the boundary largely follows community council area boundaries.  From our Initial Proposals, the constituency boundary is changed by Bellahouston Park, Cathcart and Shawlands.  The constituency name is unchaged from our Initial Proposals.

Glasgow Community Plan

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 requires Glasgow Community Planning Partnership to publish a Local Outcomes Improvement Plan that sets out our shared priorities for the city, where we plan to make improvements and over time show that we have made these improvements. In Glasgow this is the Glasgow Community Plan, which has been developed by partners in the city to articulate the focus and priority areas where joint action can make a real difference.

The Glasgow Community Plan has now been published online at www.glasgowcpp.org.uk/communityplan

Published alongside the Local Outcomes Improvement Plan are ten Locality Plans. Locality Plans set out how community groups, organisations, and local services can work together to make a difference to local areas and the lives of people who live and work there. These are living plans and will change as more local people get involved, and services in the local area change to meet local needs. These Locality Plans can be found at www.glasgowcpp.org.uk/thrivingplaces

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

We are writing to all community councils throughout Scotland in order to make them aware of a Scottish Government consultation called Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

We have progressively reduced air pollution in Scotland over recent years, but poor air quality – predominantly caused by road transport – remains an issue at a number of hotspots in our towns and cities.

 

Following the May 2017 local elections, several local authorities in major Scottish cities have made positive statements around LEZs, and we are encouraged to see the strong political will across local government to support improvements to air quality. Our Programme for Government committed to introducing LEZs into Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow between 2018 and 2020, and you may have read or heard in the media that the first LEZ will be put in place in Glasgow by the end of 2018.

 

The Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones consultation paper sets out the proposed arrangements and options to deliver a consistent approach to designing, building and managing LEZs in Scotland.  We would therefore invite your community council, and residents in your area, to respond to the consultation at https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/transport-scotland/building-scotlands-low-emission-zones/ or by emailing your comments to lezconsultation@transport.gov.scot

 

The consultation will close at 23:59 on 28 November 2017.

 

Kind regards

 

Building Scotland’s Low Emission Zones

Environment and Sustainability

Transport Scotland

Buchanan House

58 Port Dundas Road

Glasgow

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