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.

Dressing the City

Dressing the City

Dressing the City

Glasgow City Council – Dressing the City (DTC) programme Glasgow City Council undertakes a city bannering programme called Dressing the City (DTC). This programme is primarily used to promote the non-commercial activities undertaken by GCC and its Glasgow Family partners, including events promotion, civic messaging and as a way-finder and welcoming for conference visitors. The DTC programme promotes Glasgow, its cultural and sporting values, venues and activities, and its strong global marketing brand. It is not intended as a medium for commercial advertising or marketing activities such as product launches, venue openings or media announcements etc. GCC can facilitate bannering requests made by customers where the following conditions are met:

There is availability of bannering locations sought

  • Banner artwork is approved by GCC
  • Bannering request complies with programme guidelines

The Dressing the City programme incorporates three different banner types:

  • George Square banners
  • Toblerone banners
  • Lighting column banners

All banner manufacture, installation and de-rig services are carried out by approved GCC contractors. Their costs are paid through the DTC programme and re-charged to the customer. Enquiries regarding this service can be made to John Foster: Tel: 0141 287 6540 Email: [email protected]

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