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We are a residents’ forum and pressure group for the Merchant City & Trongate area of Glasgow. We are consulted officially by Glasgow City Council on planning and licensing applications and we are the residents’ representatives on outside bodies/committees.
Community Councils act as a voice for their local area. They must ascertain and express the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies, and to take action which appears to be in the interests of its community. They can complement the role of the local authority but are not part of local government. They should have a positive working partnership with the local authority – therefore they must be informed on the council’s policies, and keep the council updated on their activities.
We cover an area of Glasgow stretching from St Enoch’s Square in the West to High Street/Saltmarket in the East, from the river north to George Street. Within our boundaries you’ll find George Square, City Chambers, the Merchant City, Tron Theatre and Trongate Steeple, as well as galleries, museums and the bustling nightlife of the Merchant City.
We are part of the North West Glasgow Area Partnership.
We meet on the last Tuesday of the month, except in December. In normal circumstances, we meet in the City Chambers, but during the current pandemic, we’re using web conferencing to ensure our meetings are as accessible as possible.
Our meetings are open to all residents of Merchant City & Trongate, and you’ll be made more than welcome. Contact us for more details.
Recent Meeting Minutes
Our Meeting Minute Archive page contains links to minutes of previous meetings from October 2019 onwards.
- Chairman Duncan MacLaren
- Vice Chair: Tam Coyle
- Secretary: David Cowan
- Treasurer: Gerald Hirst
- Social Media Manager: Niall McColl
- Peter Hayman
- Robin Jones
- Eileen Mills
- Chris Murphy
- Daniel O’Malley
MCTCC is in Ward 10 (Anderston/City/Yorkhill) of Glasgow City Council.
Our local Councillors join our meetings when they can and give short updates on their activities; this is a unique opportunity to ask them about issues that affect our area.
- Lord Provost Phillip Braat
- Councillor Eva Bolander
- Baillie Christy Mearns
- Councillor Angus Millar
Contact details for our Councillors are available from the Glasgow City Council website.
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About Area Partnerships
MCTCC are part of the Anderston/City/Yorkhill Area Partnership, which is part of the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, which is a body set up to bring together the public, private, voluntary and third sectors for the benefit of the community.
About our Website
Our website was redesigned in 2020 by Niall McColl, one of our Community Councillors. Unless otherwise attributed, all images and logos are (c) 2020 Merchant City & Trongate Community Council.