2022 Council Election: Candidate Q&A

  1. Introduction [jump to section]
  2. Candidates Standing [jump to section]
  3. Question From DCC [jump to section]
  4. Answers From Candidates [jump to section]
  5. Election Guidance [jump to section]

1. Introduction

The Scottish Local Government election takes place on 5 May 2022, between 7am and 10pm. 85 councillors will be elected to 23 wards in the Glasgow City Council (GCC) area. The Dennistoun and Calton wards both have areas within the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) boundary. The names and descriptions of the candidates for these wards are indicated in the below lists.

DCC sent a message to each local candidate, asking about the biggest community engagement issue it has encountered in recent years: the future of Whitehill Pool.

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Public Meeting Invitee Clarification

In advance of recent articles about Dennistoun Community Council’s Public Meeting, DCC was contacted by The Evening Times to clarify who was invited to our Public Meeting on Thursday 17th January 2019.

Our comments and attributable quotes made clear the circumstances around meeting invitations but they were not used by the journalist.

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Public Meeting – Summary

Thank you to the more than 250 community members who joined DCC’s Public Meeting to save Haghill and Dennistoun leisure facilities from potential cuts. BoltFM‘s full unedited meeting footage is now online. View below or via this link.

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Meeting Notes: 8th January 2019

These draft notes are published with the intention of sharing and feeding information back to the public as fully and as quickly as possible. They were taken at the Dennistoun Community Council (DCC) meeting held on Tuesday 8th January 2019 at Dennistoun Library, 2a Craigpark, Dennistoun G31 2NA from 7pm, providing an indication of the topics discussed and opinions heard under agenda item ‘7a – Public Input – Local Leisure Amenities‘.

There have been news reports, social media discussion, and an online petition relating to a leaked report about an apparent costings exercise carried out by Glasgow City Council. This is said to include consideration of the closure of leisure facilities across Glasgow, with Whitehill Pool and Leisure Centre among the facilities identified for potential closure.

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Glasgow’s Newest Triathlon Club

Glasgow Urban Triathlon
Glasgow Urban Triathlon

Glasgow’s newest triathlon club is starting up in the East End of the city.  Based out of Dennistoun it will be looking to take advantage of some of the best facilities being developed for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, as well as the best natural surroundings money can buy!

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