Mount 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.
We're inviting residents of Mount Florida aged 16+ to put themselves forward to join the Community Council.”Read
Our latest newsletter is currently being delivery to over 2700 addresses around Mount Florida and west Kings Park. If you can't wait for your own paper copy to be delivered, you can find it online here.”Read
We draw residents' attention to the license variation submitted by The Beechwood to extend opening hours, and to allow the use of the licensed outdoor space on Hampden event days. Objections must be received by the council by 21st February.”Read
We have learnt from residents in the last few days that Mount Florida Bowling Club is facing an imminent threat of closure due to 'lack of members'.”Read
Measures to improve surface water drainage were given planning permission. The measures include 'rain gardens' on the roadside on Aikenhead Road and Kings Park Avenue. See our previous post on this topic here. As of July 2018, it was anticipated that work would start January 2019.
Here we pass on answers to issues raised by MoFloCoCo, received from a GCC Development and Regeneration Services official in July 2018.”Read
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: email@example.com.”Read
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.”Read
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.”Read
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.”Read
Information sent direct to ticket holders - a first for Hampden event management”Read
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.”Read
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).”Read
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.
We were very sad to hear that Gordon Cumming passed away some months ago.”Read
Planning permission for the Victoria Infirmary should not be granted while there is no masterplan in place.”Read
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.
We need 12 new Community Councillors for Mount Florida. Read more to find out how you can take a place.”Read
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.”Read
Who gets a share of £20,000? YOU decide!
Come along on Tuesday night and place your votes in the Langside Community Budgeting Event.”Read