Welcome to Mount Florida Community Council

Old Cathcart RoadMount Florida Community Council is an elected group of residents who care about the area. Our main role is to consult local people on matters affecting them and make their views known to the City Council and other bodies. We also initiate projects in the interest of the community.

We would like our community to thrive as a safe, clean and prosperous area. If you agree, why not learn more about our activities on this site or get in touch for more information by following us on Facebook or Twitter, or signing up to our mailing list.

Community Council meetings are also open to all and are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month except July and December at 7pm at Clincarthill Church Hall (1220 Cathcart Road, G42 9EU), and the dates of forthcoming meetings can be seen in the Upcoming Events section to the right of this page.


Latest News:

Research on Mount Florida

MoFloCoCo collaborated with Caroline Downey, an Edinburgh University Masters student, on a research project. Caroline's dissertation looks at the different ways of measuring deprivation, and what the available data tells us about Mount Florida. You can read it here: SIMD and Beyond,

A printed copy of the dissertation has also been made available in Langside Library.

Get in touch if you'd like to know more: moflococo@gmail.com.

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Mount Florida Civic Space Receives Funding Boost

Press Release:

A southside community project to create a new civic space, at the gateway to Hampden, has taken a big step forward thanks to securing two new pots of money.

The Letherby Triangle project, led by Mount Florida Community Council, has been awarded funds from the Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government, delivered through Sustrans’ Community Links programme.

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Mount Florida Businesses Support Hampden Bid

Press Release:

A letter signed by businesses in Mount Florida has underlined the hammer blow that would be dealt to local economy if the SFA decides to leave Hampden for Murrayfield.

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Letter of Support to Keep Football at Hampden

The SFA will soon hear presentations from the Hampden Park Limited and Scottish Rugby Union ahead of its decision whether to keep Scottish football at Hampden or move it to Murrayfield.  We understand that if the SFA leaves, the stadium will likely close as Queens Park would not be able to afford the upkeep.

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Another Step Forward on Hampden Event Management

Information sent direct to ticket holders - a first for Hampden event management

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Rain Gardens on Aikenhead Road

MoFloCoCo recently became of GCC's application for planning permission to build 'rain gardens' and a storm water storage basin on Aikenhead Road. The period for public responses has closed. We believe a great many people are still unaware of the plans so we want to share the information we have gathered. There is still time to provide input on details such as whether the rain gardens should be planted with trees or shrubs.

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Annual Report of Resident Feedback on Hampden Events

We've been collecting feedback from residents about Hampden events since 2015 and we've used it with some success to campaign for improvements. Today we publish our short report on feedback received in 2017. We have asked Councllor Anna Richardson, who chairs the Langside Area Partnership, to take the report forward and hold the various agencies and council departments accountable for the requested improvements.

Thanks to our volunteers Beth and Kirstie who have prepared the report over the last couple of years.

As always we'd like to hear feedback about the action plan. Read it here (pdf, 2 pages).

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Nominations invited for one vacant position on MoFloCoCo

We have one vacant position on the Community Council. Whether you'd like act as an advocate for the area or just muck in and help out, please consider putting yourself forward. You need to be at least 16 years of age, live in the area (use this website to check) and be nominated by two other residents of the area. We have 10 meetings per year and you'd be expected to attend most of them.

For more information please call Chris Carus on 07852 856969, or email MoFloCoCo@gmail.com.

Please complete and return this nomination form.

Official notice.

 

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Gordon Cumming, former Community Councillor

We were very sad to hear that Gordon Cumming passed away some months ago.

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Vicky Application is Premature

Planning permission for the Victoria Infirmary should not be granted while there is no masterplan in place.

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Read all about 'About The Mount'

Residents and businesses should have received a printed copy of our most recent newsletter in August. Here it in case you missed it.  Read it here.

We're recruiting new Community Councillors. Plus updates on Letherby Triangle; Hampden Neighbours Project; Traffic and Parking; and other local news.

 

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Your chance to become a Community Councillor

We need 12 new Community Councillors for Mount Florida. Read more to find out how you can take a place.

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Community Objection to Asda Toryglen development

Many residents have objected to the proposed development at Asda Toryglen. Many people objected the developer has avoided community consultation and scrutiny, or had concerns about the impact on local businesses in Mount Florida, litter, traffic and public health impacts. If you share these concerns please urgently contact your ward councillors to tell them. The applications are likely to go to Committee for approval next Tuesday 7th February.

McDs

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Who gets a share of £20,000? YOU decide!

Come along on Tuesday night and place your votes in the Langside Community Budgeting Event.

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Ten things you may not know about the Victoria Infirmary re-development

demolition

Demolition equipment is on site at the Victoria Infirmary. Here are 10 things you may not know about the re-development.

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Chairman report 2016

AGM 2016

We held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 25th October and looked back on a year with record fundraising and spending and good progress on our top priorities. Thanks to everyone for continued engagement. Here is the Chairman's report:

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Letherby Triangle Design Report Published

MoFloCoCo is delighted to publish the consultation report for the redevelopment of Letherby Triangle. This is the outcome of the process of consultation involving hundreds of local people, carried out earlier this year on our behalf by the consultancy erz.

Option 2 sketch

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Nominations are invited from residents who are 16 years or over to join Mount Florida Community Council

Commonwealth Games meeting

MoFloCoCo is always busy working for the people of Mount Florida and west Kings Park. We fight to ensure your voice is heard on local issues like Hampden event management and Victoria Infirmary redevelopment. We're driving projects that will improve the area like the regeneration of Letherby Triangle.

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Tell MoFloCoCo about Hampden events any time

We've launched a simple form that local residents can use any time to tell us about what is or isn't working about in relation to Hampden events.

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