Council eyes on Springburn Park

The following article is from the Evening Times. Words to watch:
“Views”
“Developed”
“Facilities”
“Potential”
Especially in this context:

“It certainly has the potential to become an even greater asset to the
community by providing something that everyone can enjoy.”

Nightclub, Go Ape, Bistro, Private partnership,

“Council spokesman Ruth Simpson said: “Springburn park is a great local
resource and I’m sure the public will have their own opinion of the kind of
facilities they would like to see.”

Of course they would. Look after the place, decent toilets, a few parkies.

It is going to be as important what happens in all any of our parks – because a hurt to one will be a hurt to all. Don’t know how they would fit Go Ape into Springburn Park, but you can bet your bottom £ that business and concrete “will” be involved – and you can bet the plans are all ready half drawn up. We need to spread the energy of the Pollok Park campaign to Springburn and fast create a Glasgow parks coalition – I don’t think it’s a good idea to wait till our parks are under threat before we try to protect them. We need to take a leaf out of the councils book and “Fix our parks before they are broken”

PS
If anybody goes to this could you send me a report on case I don’t get there – or better still record it in some way.

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Park future debate

PEOPLE in the north of Glasgow are to be asked about their views on the
future of Springburn park.

The park, the highest in the city, was opened in 1892 and now covers 78 acres.

Glasgow City Council have asked Glasgow Building Preservation Trust to look
at how it could be developed for local people.

Council spokesman Ruth Simpson said: “Springburn park is a great local
resource and I’m sure the public will have their own opinion of the kind of
facilities they would like to see.

“It certainly has the potential to become an even greater asset to the
community by providing something that everyone can enjoy.”

One of the main features of the park is the A-listed Winter Gardens, which
are now lying derelict.

The park also contains Mosesfield House which was gifted to the city as a
museum in 1904 and is currently used as a club for the elderly.

Its future use will be one of the key consideration of the survey.

Two informal public consultation sessions are being held at the North
Glasgow Conference Centre on Ayr Street between 1.30pm and 5pm today and
between 1.30pm and 8pm on Monday, for anyone interested in the park’s future.

Publication date 07/11/08 ET.

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