The Calton Community Council’s main aim is to promote the Calton area as a positive and inclusive neighbourhood. We work with local residents, businesses and community groups to respond to local issues regarding crime and community safety, planning and development, quality and improvement of local services, facilities and amenities. We also work to promote the arts as part of local regeneration.
The Council holds meetings attended by local elected members, and representatives from Police Scotland.
According to the Scottish Government, Community councils are the most local tier of statutory representation in Scotland. They bridge the gap between local authorities and communities, and help to make public bodies aware of the opinions and needs of the communities they represent. There are around 1,200 active community councils in Scotland.
Community Councils are statutory consultees in terms of section 21 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and are consulted on all applications for provisional/premises licences and major variations to premises licences. They are also consulted on the development of the Licensing Policy Statement and any supplementary Licensing Policy Statement. You can read more about Community Councils on the Glasgow City Council website here: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17326