Council members

Douglas Peacock Chair
Andrew Smith Vice chair & Licensing Board rep
Christine Alison Secretary (
Alasdair Macdonald Treasurer
David Conway Planning officer
Merle Read Communications & Hillhead Area Partnership rep
Inta Bakewell
Elaine Doherty


Members of North Kelvin Community Council are well aware that we are doing poorly in terms of representation from people with a black, Asian or minority ethnic background.

Having a more diverse membership would help us tackle any issues associated with racial inequality within North Kelvin. There are several vacancies on the council at the moment and we would warmly welcome representatives from the black, Asian or other minority communitites.

We are unable to hold an election during the coronavirus restrictions, but in the meantime we can still appoint associates (who can contribute their views but not vote on decisions).

If you would like to get involved with the council as an associate, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

We also welcome attendance by members of the public at our online meetings. And remember you can sign up for our newsletter or read it online.


See our Terms of Reference (pdf) for the responsibilities of the various positions on the Council.



  • Hello, I would be grateful if you could advise me on who to conctact regarding the space at the top of Oban Drive, on the right after No.67 I think. It does not seem
    to belong to anyone who is interested in the upkeep and state of vegetation etc.
    Along with overgrown bushes and grasses which encourage the disposal of litter, there are a number of trees which are overhanging the pavement and the road parking areas. these are surely a Health and Safety issue with regard to the Glasgow Council being involved. I have been unable to find a specific link in the
    Glasgow.Gov. website. Thanking you.

  • Hello Eddie, thanks for your message and sorry about the delayed response. We think it belongs to the adjacent house, actually Fergus Drive. Oban Drive ends at its junction with Fergus. (Someone had asked at one of the meetings if we could plant it.) Will check at our next meeting (7 May).

  • Hello, I’m writing on behalf of my Neighbour at 2 Oban Drive and myself 4 Oban Drive regards the new parking plan for North Kelvinside.
    After studying the plans in more detail we’ve noticed that we have a protected zig zag zone directly outside our houses.
    We were wondering whether:
    This was necessary
    Why we seem to be the only residents in this new parking plan that haven’t the option of parking outside our property.

  • Thanks for your message. We will try to bring this up at our meeting on 5 November but you may be best to feedback your view to the folk in charge:

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