THE first six community hub locations in Glasgow have been revealed.

It is the first phase of plans to invest £20m in new multi-service hubs across the city.

Hubs will be single locations from which multiple Glasgow City Council and partner services can be accessed and delivered.

Councillors will hear proposals today which set out the first stage of the development, focusing on Baillieston, Calton, Canal, Drumchapel/Anniesland, Greater Pollok and Pollokshields.

The Council expects the hubs to lead to a more effective way of delivering services. Plans were first revealed when the SNP council put forward its budget in February this year.

Four of the wards where hubs could be established are pilot areas for participatory budgeting, where residents get a say on how money is spent in their area.

These are: Calton (child poverty); Canal (income/employment deprivation); Greater Pollok (young people); and Pollokshields (BME communities).

A report on the plans highlights Baillieston and Drumchapel as examples of how the hubs will have a range of uses.

In Baillieston, the Council has committed to delivering new sports facilities in James Lindsay Park, which will be supported by an additional £6.5m.

It believes this presents an opportunity to co-locate other services, relevant to the needs of the community.

For Drumchapel, the the decision on where to locate the hub will be informed by how local commercial, community and housing needs can be aligned with the needs of community and partner organisations based there.

The council has taken ownership of the Dalmarnock Legacy Hub, and will soon engage with the community on the best use for the building and who will deliver its operation and management.

Work will also be carried out to identify locations for future community hubs in other areas in Glasgow as part of the Council's Property and Land Strategy.

Councillor Greg Hepburn, chair of Glasgow City Council’s Neighbourhoods, Housing and Public Realm City Policy Committee, said: "These proposals would deliver a new model of community service provision that best meets the needs and convenience of Glaswegians, bringing local services together into one accessible space.

"This £20m investment will be the first stage in transforming how people access these services in Glasgow, and the new community hubs will play a key role in regenerating the six areas identified - as well as providing a sustainable future for the Dalmarnock Legacy Hub.

"Future hubs in other parts of the city will play a similar role in bringing these social and economic benefits all across Glasgow."

A programme of community engagement is planned to identify what services people and organisations need in their area.

These community engagement sessions will link in with local community planning groups and citizens panels.

The proposals will be considered by the City Administration Committee at a later date.