Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

Lane Activation Fund

The Lane Activation Fund (LAF) has been established to help activate and enhance the city centre lanes and is an important stimulus for animating our vibrant city centre. It has been created to enable businesses and communities to work with artists and creative industries to develop activity in the lanes whilst inviting residents and visitors to think about lanes more positively.

The LAF will fund temporary projects/events in the lane such as festival style projects or pop-ups that bring people to the lane and promote collaboration with the creative industries or bring economic opportunities to local businesses. Enlivening the lanes through greenery will also be considered. The grant is a maximum of £5,000.

Proposals are accepted online and will be reviewed within 20 working days. Applications should be sent in by the first Tuesday of each calendar month.

As this is a pilot, the LAF will be available for 2 years before being evaluated.
Full application guidelines and forms can be found here: www.glasgow.gov.uk/laneactivation

Autism Friendly City Centre

Autism Friendly City Centre

Autism Friendly City Centre

This project has been developed in line with the City Centre Strategy 2014-19 which sets the vision for an inclusive city centre, where we can increase the access and attributes for all. It is hoped by making small changes we can make a huge difference to residents/visitors experience of the city. The City Centre Regeneration team are working in partnership with Autism Network Scotland and the Autism Resource Centre.

Venues and organisations across Glasgow are coming together to make our city more autism friendly by introducing quiet hours and spaces, training staff and helping you prepare for your visit. The city centre is a very busy place, it’ll probably be busiest and noisiest around the Style Mile area.

You can use the interactive map to help plan your visit to the city centre. Hover over the venues to read what each organisation is doing to be more autism aware.

 

Autism Friendly City Map – clicking on the map opens a new window/tab with details of the facilities. You can also download the map and guide as a PDF here. [872kB PDF]

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Clean Streets Team

Clean Streets Team

Clean Streets Team

Last year, Glasgow City Council’s Development and Regeneration Services in agreement with Community Safety Glasgow delivered a City Centre Clean Streets Initiative which would run over a 4 month period.

Commencing in May 2016, the aim of the Clean Streets Initiative was to deliver a specialist power wash and deep clean service in pedestrian and public areas of the city centre. The team wanted to provide visible environmental enhancements to high footfall areas of the city which would benefit businesses, retailers and the general public and develop and implement a suitable employability model designed to engage workless people, provide training and assist them to progress towards work.

The Clean Streets team managed to clean over 7,000 square metre of street area, including key locations like Sauchiehall Street and St Enoch Square. See chart below for the specific streets identified for cleaning and the square metres of street cleaned.
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Two trainees were recruited as part of the initiative who undertook manual handling, COSHH and Risk Assessment training whilst also completing fully accredited High-Pressure Water Jetting course. On completion of the project, both trainees successfully secured employment with the Glasgow City Council Environmental Task Force.

City Centre Homelessness

City Centre Homelessness

City Centre Homelessness

There are many support services that try and combat the causes and effects of homelessness. We want everyone to have a safe place to live and access to the support they need. Every year Glasgow City Council provides services to households and individuals who find themselves homeless or about to be homeless and try to ease this situation as much as possible.

If you think that you are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, we will make sure that you are offered an interview at your local Community Casework Team, or out with normal office hours at the Hamish Allan Centre. This Centre is open from 16:45 pm to 08.45am Monday to Friday, open 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays and there is a freephone number, 0800 838 502 if you wish to make an enquiry.

If you have nowhere to stay or are not able to stay in your home and are eligible for homelessness assistance, we will offer you temporary accommodation. We have different types of temporary accommodation throughout Glasgow including assessment centres, projects, temporary furnished flats, supported accommodation and at times Bed and Breakfast type accommodation.

Any business or organisation in Glasgow can become a Friend of the Simon Community, who are available by phone 24 hours every day of the year on 0800 027 7466, if you would appreciate any advice or are concerned about someone who may be struggling with homelessness.
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I’ve seen someone sleeping rough, what can I do?
In Glasgow you can contact a variety of support services to discuss your concern:

The Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People (RSVP) Street team – 0800 027 7466
Glasgow City Mission – 0141 221 2630
The Wayside Club/Marie Trust – 0141 221 0169
Lodging House Mission – 0141 552 0265

These organisations can offer advice and support for homeless and vulnerable people, including meeting the person you are concerned about to help them access the support they need, healthcare advice and skills development opportunities.

The City Centre Response Team also distribute a booklet, Eat, Sleep, Clothes, Meet to improve access to free resources and practical help. You can download the booklet from the link above or by clicking the image below.

Should I give money to someone that is homeless people begging on the street?
Not all homeless people beg and not all beggars are homeless. Giving money to people begging is a personal choice and in many cases the people who are begging are very vulnerable. If you want to give money to make a positive difference to someone who is homeless you can donate to many charitable organisations.

http://simonscotland.org/
https://www.glasgowcitymission.com/

You can visit their websites to see how your donation will be used.

City Centre Response Team

City Centre Response Team

City Centre Response Team

The City Centre Response Team is a specialist team of Community Safety Glasgow (CSG) Community Enforcement Officers, who primarily patrol the retail zone known as the ‘Golden Z’ (Sauchiehall St, Buchanan St and Argyle St and the surrounding streets and lanes.

They patrol seven days a week between 9am and 7pm. As well as covering the Golden Z, they also patrol the International Financial Services District (IFSD) and Clyde Walkway, the Sauchiehall Street Business Improvement District, and the Merchant City.

The service began in August 2012 to address issues that members of the public, businesses and local residents were complaining about such as aggressive begging, noise nuisance (buskers), unauthorised charity collectors, drug misuse/dealing activities, vandalism, rough sleeping and general antisocial behaviour. These are all issues that have a significant negative impact on people’s levels of feeling safe.

Alongside this, they also provide an ambassador role for tourists, visitors and residents of Glasgow, providing a point of contact and helping with information or assistance.

CCRT can be contacted on 0141 287 2761 or by email at [email protected]