Hillhead Community Council


Meetings: Hillhead Community Council meet on the second Thursday of each month (excluding July and August) in Hillhead High School.* Meetings run from 7 pm (prompt) to 8.50 pm. See below for more details.

Meetings are open to the public, who may notify the council of any matter they would like to raise.

HILLHEAD

Hillhead is a unique and historic area in the West End of Glasgow. It is part of the West End Conservation Area and has the greatest number of listed buildings. It is also the oldest part of conservation area with tenement blocks and terraces dating back to the 1840s. In the nineteenth century the University of Glasgow moved to Gilmorehill from the city centre and its Victorian gothic spires are a landmark in Hillhead and beyond.

There is a wide diversity of terraces and tenements, fine churches, schools and distinguished public buildings interspersed with small villas and relics of our industrial past.

The social and cultural life of the area is vibrant, reaching a colourful climax in the annual West End Festival. Hillhead is home to Glasgow University. It is bounded by the busy shopping thoroughfare of Byres Road, the Botanic Gardens and the River Kelvin and intersected by Great Western Road, the main arterial route to the north-west.

*Next Meeting:

At present our meetings are taking place via Zoom. Please contact us via the web site if you would like to attend.


Meetings are usually held in Room 028. It can be accessed via the entrance in the car park. Go up the stairs, turn right and it is the first door on the left. For disabled access, please enter through the main entrance and proceed to the lift at the end of the large hall that will take you to the next level.

*** Thanks to all who have already submitted suggestions as to how Hillhead's share of the £5m, spread over 5 years, could be allocated. The last date for receipt of suggestions is Monday, August 15th. We are still looking for more ideas as to how Hillhead's share can be spent - please let us have your ideas, suggestions as to how our share of the £5M can be used to improve Hillhead. ***


Neighbourhood Infrastructure Improvement Fund, Hillhead: Options

Area Partnerships have been allocated a £1m ward spend towards

Neighbourhood Infrastructure asset improvements, (for example, roads, pavements, lighting). Recommended options have been put forward by the council.

Full details of the recommendations of the report are available at:

https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/councillorsandcommittees/submissiondocuments.asp?submissionid=104515

It is likely that similar amounts will be allocated over the next 4 years.

We would like to hear your views about the priorities for expenditure. It may be something in the report or you may have other suggestions.

Please can you let us have your views by Monday, August 15th so that we can report to the Area Partnership. Please send to secretary@hillheadcc.org.uk

(If you have a neighbour who does not have access to the internet, perhaps you could ask them for their views. We have also made a copy available in the library.)