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You want a green, liveable city centre that fosters creativity and opportunity. So the Council is working with businesses, residents, institutions and public agencies to make the city centre a more people-friendly place – a better place to live, visit and do business.

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The Glasgow 2018 European Championships will take place from 2-12 August 2018. As part of the event, Glasgow will also host a cultural programme entitled Festival 2018, a programme of world-class arts and cultural activity which is fully embedded in the context of Glasgow 2018.

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This weekend (18th-20th May) the festival of museums will be hosting its annual three day celebration of history, culture and arts during which museums of all shapes and sizes across Scotland host special events to showcase their unique collections and programmes. Over the weekend, Scotland’s museums will come together to throw open their doors …

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From 26th March, Glasgow City Council will open a public consultation on the High Street Action Plan to regenerate the city’s historic High Street / Saltmarket area. The consultation will last for six weeks, until 6 May. This area, home to Glasgow Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship, the St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

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Glasgow City Council has approved a strategy to fully develop the 90 lanes in the city centre together with an action plan to deliver the strategy. The Council’s City Centre Lane Strategy is part of the wider strategy to redevelop Glasgow City centre. The overall strategy has a number of aims, with two that are particularly relevant…

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Phase 2 of Glasgow city centre’s Commercial Waste Project will go live on 1 April 2018 and trade waste contractors across the city have been working with their customers to help them achieve compliance. One such contractor is NWH who are actively engaging with their customers to reach practical solutions

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Glasgow City Council have installed 10 “Big Belly” bins along Buchanan Street for an 8 week pilot period. The 10 solar compaction bins were installed on Wednesday 7 March following removal of the current 26 x 80L bins from the precinct. The Big Belly bins operate through live time information,

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Following the successful completion of the Sauchiehall and Garnethill Framework Glasgow City Council has appointed a team to work on the next four City Centre Districts. These will take forward the objectives set out in the City Centre Strategy (Y)our City Centre Districts

moving the city centre forward

All the work that we’ll be doing to take the city centre forward over the next few years will be shaped by the City Centre Strategy and Action Plan and the City Centre Transport Strategy which were published in 2014. These strategies are our blueprint mapping out how the city centre’s streets and public spaces will be better managed and more people-friendly.

We’ll be making the city centre cleaner, greener and easier to get around on foot, by bike and public transport, with a network of green avenues linking through the city centre.  Wi-fi, marketing, outdoor events, lighting and public safety will all be improved – and much more besides.  Everything is geared towards delivering jobs, growth and prosperity over the next decade.

district by district

In 2015, we started to plan how to make those ideas become reality. That’s a big job, so we are splitting the city centre into manageable chunks we are calling ‘Districts’. By 2019, we’ll have produced a plan in collaboration with local people and organisations in each district for how each area will change over the following ten years. Find out more about what’s happening in each District.

working together

The Council’s City Centre Regeneration Team will work hard with people and organisations in each District to make that change happen. Whether you work, live, invest in or visit the city centre, the team can’t do it all on their own.  We need your help to deliver change. Your help might come in a variety of forms: allowing a new business start-up cheap use of your vacant shop for a few weeks, organising a community event in a public space, helping a neighbour to tidy their front garden, or cycling and walking around town rather than driving.

The City Council will be doing its bit by making city centre streets and spaces more people- and business-friendly. We’ll do that, with you, by preparing a new plan for each District over the next few years. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions or ideas about the changing city centre.

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