Some past parks issues covered by City Strolls for reference.
Glasgow and West Parks and Green Spaces Action Network
Beware the Trojan Horse of cuddly capitalism
The business people, aided by public servants, have a pit of money (including ours) and manpower and also the business media, to push through any capital making, strategy they feel like and dress it up in any touchy feely gloss they care for – to shield them from public scrutiny.
Anger at scheme to tarmac city park for cars Vivtoria park history
A COUNCIL plans to turn part of a famous urban park into a 600-space car park, a move which has angered residents…
Is it time for a “real” public debate on Glasgow parks. Not a debate on the question. Are our parks being privatised? But one on the fact: Our parks are being privatised. What do we do about it!
Glasgow Lead The UK Race for Games
GLASGOW emerged yesterday as the likely British contender to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games, with the prospect of a multi-billion-pound dividend for the city and the rest of the central belt. (Watch what happens in London Olympics, and see what will happen here)
What’s My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States If you’re young and you don’t know what this guy represents, if your a “not into sport” lefty, if you wonder what’s so -not brilliant – about the Olympic games, if you wonder what all the laissez-faire development in Glasgow is about..You could find this interesting.
Parks “R” Us The US, as usual showing the way
An opportunity needs to be identified – to inform the public of what exactly is happening to their public assets. Business and the business of parks
Take heed Stoke on Trent, today – your park tomorrow
Protesters staging a sit-in at a park say they are not planning to move, five days into their demonstration.
Public insulation document
The public have been consulted, (insulted) So everything can go ahead as planned
Your green space next
You don’t know what you have until you lose it. There would never a more fitting statement concerning “The park”. We have learned to take the city park, so much for granted. And why not. It is our right. The park is a public space.
Save the Backpark!
Historically this has been a green space where kids ride bikes, play football, people walk dogs, foxes and bats hunt; where the railway embankment is covered in trees and bushes, and you can see the stars shine on a clear night.. Adjoining the backpark are Cathcart Allotments.
Friends of Kelvingrove
The Friends of Kelvingrove Park aim to maintain & enhance architectural and environmental features in one of Glasgow’s oldest and most popular public parks. The Friends of Kelvingrove Park aim to maintain & enhance architectural and environmental features in one of Glasgow’s oldest and most popular public parks.
Red Alert on open space
The idea of the Victorian park was to allow the public to escape the pollution of the city’s factories. Today we need our parks to escape the pollution and vagaries of the consumer society.
.Councils are waking up to the benefits of reintroducing permanent members of staff to parks,and are realising how new-style ‘park rangers’ can bring solid benefits – aesthetically, socially and financially – to our green spaces.
Historical contexts Colonisation/Parks
What then is is the privatisation of public property, public work force and public land -but colonisation.
Connections – Sports greed and colonisation
What happened in Athens, converting the city to world cup splendor “…In the last push of round the clock preparation alone, 13 laborers were killed at the service of making Athens, in the words of one Olympic official, ‘habitable for a global audience’ “.
The battle for the Green (History Glasgow Green)
The summer of 1931 was a riotous season in Glasgow. There were demonstrations involving anything from forty-five thousand to one hundred thousand angry protesters
Guide: How to get information from public bodies
What organisations can I get information about? What do I have a right to know? How do I get the information? What information can be withheld? What can I do if information is withheld? How to get environmental information Freedom of information in Scotland Feedback and comments
They work for you
Now that the election has been called, you can use this site to find out what your ex-MP did throughout the last parliament. We have performance stats, speeches, voting records and more…
Remember Govanhill swimming baths
Govanhill Baths was effectively dosed by Glasgow City Council on 29th March 2001, against the wishes of the unconsulted local community-the majority of users of this long essential service on their doorstep. Glasgow’s ‘Govanhill Pool: Southside Against Closure’, the community protest group, undertook their own detailed survey to assess the impact.
Public insulation document
The public have been consulted, So everything can go ahead as planned
City parks to invite private companies to join in shake-up
The council is expected to approve a master plan for the city’s 74 parks which will allow private
companies to provide a range of facilities.
Glasgow City Council Land Services Strategic Review of Parks and Open Spaces Public
Consultation – April 2004 Response Paper
Friends of kelvingrove
The City’s Parks Dept is engaged in a Public Consultation at present.
We are trying to get hold of a number of summaries, which we are hoping to discuss at our next
Parkies, Meet the urban space rangers
Councils are waking up to the benefits of reintroducing permanent members of staff to
parks,and are realising how new-style ‘park rangers’ can bring solid benefits – aesthetically, socially
and financially – to our green spaces.