The role of PCC is to provide another voice for the Pollokshields community and to scrutinise the actions of public bodies and institutions.

Pollokshields Community Council (PCC) is a statutory organisation, appointed by an act of Parliament*, with the duty to represent the interests of Pollokshields’ residents to Glasgow City Council and other official bodies. All members are volunteers who give their time to promote the well-being of Pollokshields as a place to live and work.

Some info on the role of Community Councils can be found here.

The community council members are residents of the area who act on behalf of local people to help make local authorities and other public bodies aware of the opinions, needs and preferences of you and your neighbours. We try to preserve those aspects worth retaining, while also encouraging developments which will benefit the community and ensure that it will continue to thrive.

The community council comprises 15 members together with various ex officio members including our local city councillors. Unlike councillors and MSPs, community councillors are elected or co-opted for their four-year term as individuals. By law the community council must work without bias towards any political party. Party politics plays no part in community councils.

*Community Councils were introduced through the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973. The Act states: In addition to any other purpose which a community council may pursue, the general purpose of a community council shall be to ascertain, co-ordinate and express to the local authorities for its area, and to public authorities, the views of the community which it represents, in relation to such matters for which those authorities are responsible, and to take such action in the interests of that community as appears to it to be expedient and practicable.

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