Each of Glasgow’s 23 wards to decide how to spend £1m improvements investment

Glasgow City Chambers

EACH of Glasgow’s 23 council wards is to have £1 million allocated for improvements with community representatives having a ‘direct say’ on how the money will be spent, Glasgow City Council has announced.

The £23 million package of investment focuses on investment in roads, lighting, footways, traffic signals, and other ‘vital’ infrastructures.

Detailed proposals that provide costings and specifications for potential work are being presented to area partnership committees for all wards, with members then helping to identify the priorities for their area.

Councillor Ruairi Kelly, Glasgow City Council city convener for neighbourhood services and assets, said, “We’ve been working closely with community councils, housing associations and residents groups to make sure their views inform this significant investment programme.

“Our staff have taken on board the feedback received from the communities and that has helped us develop a lengthy list of possibilities on where improvements can be made in local neighbourhoods.

“The next step is for the area partnerships to consider the options that have been identified and help us decide where the available funding can make the greatest impact in each ward.

“Every ward will have their own priorities but each community has the chance to promote major works that will big difference to the infrastructure in their area.  The choices could be upgrading traffic safety equipment, resurfacing roads and footways or replacing old fashion sodium street lamps across a number of streets or any other of the many options that are available. But what is certain is the views of the community are at the heart of this initiative.”