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Area Partnerships

North East

North West


What is the role of Area Partnerships?

  • To contribute to the city's priorities for open, modern, responsive and agile Government at a local level; support social recovery and renewal; and foster collaboration, transparency and citizen participation in priority setting and resource allocations at an electoral ward level.
  • Review and influence the progress made at an electoral ward level towards implementing the strategic priorities of the Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (GCPP) and Glasgow City Council (GCC).
  • Develop and oversee the delivery of local area (ward level) action plans.
  • Collaborate with the ward level Citizens' Panel and use feedback from this panel to inform priorities and resources in the local area action plan.
  • Encourage views and inputs from all sections of the community and seek to support those people who have traditionally been excluded from decision making to become involved.
  • Be a central communications 'Hub' within the ward for information sharing, discussion; and improved coordination of service delivery.
  • Be a consultative body on proposed changes to policies, plans and future developments that may affect the ward.
  • Make decisions on the allocation of GCC's Area Budget in that ward.
  • Lead or contribute to GCPP's priorities for participatory budgeting/democracy in that ward.
  • Produce quarterly, ward level progress reports and contribute to GCPP's annual progress report.
  • In conjunction with the ward level Citizens' Panel, hold an annual review/reflection session to assess progress, discuss changes in the ward and agree priorities for the subsequent year.

Community Representation

Community Representation at Area Partnership level; comprises no less than 4 and no more than 6 community residents from appropriate local community networks to be appointed in accordance with arrangements to be approved by the Strategic Partnership.

A further four members can be co-opted onto the Area Partnership via discussion and agreement by Area Partnership members.

Want to get involved?

To support the work of the Area Partnerships, individuals from local organisations (primarily, but not exclusively Community Councils) are invited to join their Area Partnership to allow their local knowledge and experience to influence the discussions and decisions that are made at Area Partnerships. Community members also work in partnership with the elected members to set the agenda for Area Partnerships. Members of the public can attend Area Partnerships to observe.

To assist the Area Partnerships in their role they are each allocated an Area Budget. Information can be found here.