Aspiring Communities Fund

Aspiring Communities Fund

The Aspiring Communities Fund is now open for applications with a deadline for submissions of 5pm on Friday 7 April 2017.  Copies of application forms and guidance can be downloaded from the Aspiring Communities web page.

Information events on the Fund are being held across Scotland, and downloadable registration forms are also available on the web page.   Please continue to check the website for booking details as once venues are confirmed we will open the events for bookings.

The Fund documentation should help you decide if this funding is suitable for your organisation and activity. You should carefully check the eligibility criteria for this fund as we will not be able to accept applications that do not meet this criteria.

If you have any questions about the Fund, please email the Aspiring Communities mailbox at however we will be unable to comment on draft applications.

Scottish Government Planning Review Consultation

Scottish Government Planning Review Consultation

On the 10th January 2017, Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, launched “Places, people and planning: a consultation on the future of planning in Scotland.”  The consultation paper is available to view online at:   Associated research has been published alongside it.  The updated participation statement is also now available.

Responses to the consultation should be submitted to Planning and Architecture Division of the Scottish Government by 5pm on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

The consultation paper “Places, people and planning” sets out 20 proposals for change which aim to strengthen the planning system.   The Scottish Government are keen to hear all stakeholders’ views, therefore would be grateful if you could help to raise awareness of the consultation and to encourage your community council to respond.

The Scottish Government have produced a short guide for Community Councils and would be grateful if you could please circulate this to members of your community council.  The guide will be published on and

Further to this, the Scottish Government will also be announcing some events across Scotland shortly, where members of the team will be available to discuss the proposals contained within the consultation paper.  The events will be published on our website and advertised through our twitter (@scotgovplanning) and ealert system (

Aye Write Community Ticketing Initiative

Aye Write Community Ticketing Initiative

I’m delighted to be contacting you to let you know about this year’s Aye Write! Community Ticketing Initiative which is offering a limited number of free tickets across every event to community members who wouldn’t otherwise purchase tickets. We are particularly keen to encourage those who are contributing to and participating in the free events, other adult learners, creative writers and service users to take up this offer.

The offer is, however, open to community groups across the city so please pass this message on to other staff, adult learning and community group networks and contacts.

The Aye Write! 2017 programme is available at your local library or can be accessed at

Please complete the attached application form as soon as possible and submit it to
While we are encouraging adult learners and creative writers and community group members to take up this offer, we recognise that some adults may feel more comfortable attending author events with family, friends or their tutor and this is fine.
Please insert the most appropriate contact details for us to get back to you about the application.

We will contact all those who have applied by Tuesday 28th February to let them know if they have been allocated tickets. Demand may be high for certain events so, unfortunately we may not be in a position to allocated all requested tickets but we will do our best.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from BCC

Broomhouse Community Council would like to take this opportunity to wish a very Merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all of our residents and neighbours in Broomhouse Hall Baillieston Community Council The Only Way is Baillieston Mount Vernon Community HallSwinton Community Council – Glasgow Garrowhill Community CouncilThe Mailcoach Dogs Trust Glasgow East Rugby Club Dennistoun Community Council Cllr David Turner advice surgery John MasonNatalie McGarry MP and Cllr Marie Garrity.