Please help us to keep the pressure on Glasgow City Council and our elected representatives during this planning application process.
Lobby i.e. write and meet:
1. Planning Committee Councilors
2. Other Councillors and officials including those Councillors on the Executive Committee.
3. George Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council.
6. and anyone else you feel can make a difference on why you think this land shouldn’t be destroyed to make way for 90 private flats.
Its about quality over quantity at this stage. We’ll soon be issuing a pack of notes that people can use when meeting or writing to these people. Let us know if you’d like a copy? We don’t just want to solely rely on the planning officer summarising our points into his report. We need to bring the issues to these people directly. A short email is fine, be polite and state your reasons. Lets be sure they understand what people want. If we get enough well written letters in we stand a very good chance of saving this land. All the above have surgeries where members of the public can come and meet them which is what we’d also recommend people do as well as writing. Feel free to include any photos or videos from our or the childrens wood website. Note Councilors on the Planning Committee can’t give their views to you, so don’t expect a reply. Its about helping them to understand whats there and why its important – sometimes a few photos is all that it takes in matters like this.
When was the last time 1.4 hectares of greenspace was saved from flats in the heart of City of Glasgow? We ask you be a part of saving this one!
To clarify then objections into the Planning department are now closed, but people can still lobby i.e. write and meet all of the above including the Planning Committee Councillors. These people who represent us in Glasgow are keen to know what people think on this issue. At the moment the Developer describes the site as a gap site and disused! The Council say its currently being used for football games.
The following is a list of
a. The councillors who sit on the Planning Committee
b. The four councillors for the Canal area
For each councillor, included is:
– email address
– phone number at City Chambers
– mobile phone number, if included on website
– surgery times
We’ll soon be issueing a pack of notes to help people get over the issues to these people. Do contact us for this if you haven’t got this.
Planning Committee Councillors:
Glenn Elder, SNP,
0141 287 4663
07881 282 673
1st Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Castlemilk Hall, 106 Waterside Road, Glasgow.
2nd Friday of each month. 6pm. Croftfoot Primary School, 114 Crofthill Road, Glasgow.
3rd Tuesday of each month. 7pm. Couper Institute, 86 Clarkston Road, Glasgow.
3rd Saturday of each month. 10am. Castlemilk Library, 100 Castlemilk Drive, Glasgow.
Stephen Curran, LAB,
New Auld, 2
0141 287 4382
07900 134 416
First Saturday of each month. 10.00 am. Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road.
First Tuesday of each month. 6.00 pm. Kennishead Hall, 10 Kennishead Avenue.
Third Monday of each month. 6.00 pm. Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road.
Fourth Monday of each month. 6.00 pm. Eastwood Nursery School, 16 Bonnyrigg Drive.
New Auld, 2
0141 287 5846
07881 282 670
First Saturday of the month. 11.00 am. Mansewood Community Centre, 88 Parkneuk Road.
Second Wednesday of the month. 6.00 pm. Merrylee Primary School, 80 Friarton Road.
Third Thursday of the month. 6.15 pm. Kennishead Community Hall, 10 Kennishead Avenue.
Third Thursday of the month. 5.00 pm. Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, 2025 Pollokshaws Road.
Iris Gibson, SNP,
0141 287 5633
07881 282 639
First Tuesday each month. 6.00 pm. Mosspark Primary School, 20 Mosspark Square.
Second Saturday each month. 9.30 am. Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School, 50 Tarfside Gardens.
Second Saturday each month. 10.30 am. Corkerhill Neighbourhood Hall, 151 Corkerhill Place.
Last Thursday each month. 6.00 pm. Lyoncross Nursery School, Lyoncross Road.
Matt Kerr, LAB,
0141 287 7036
07825 521 283
1st Saturday of the month 12 noon St Convals Church Hall All year round surgery
1st Saturday of the month 13:00 hours Lourdes Secondary School Not during School holidays.
2nd Wednesday of the month 19:00 hours Corkerhill Neighbourhood Hall All year round
3rd Monday of the month 18:00 hours Lyoncross Nursery School Not during School holidays
4th Saturday of the month 12 noon Mosspark Primary School Not during School holidays
4th Saturday of the month 13:00 hours Craigton Labour Halls All year round
Fariha Thomas, LAB,
0141 287 5604
07881 282 649
2nd Thursday each month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Kinning Park Complex, Cornwall Street.
4th Saturday each month. 10.00 am – 11.00 am. Ibrox Library, 1 Midlock Street.
4th Saturday each month. 11.15 am – 12.15 pm. Govan Youth Information Project, 9 Water Row, Govan Cross.
4th Wednesday each month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Hazelwood School, 50 Dumbreck Court.
James Scanlon (CONVENER) ,
LAB, SS Cent,
0141 287 7034
First Monday each month. 6.00 pm. St Brigid’s Primary School, 4 Glenmore Avenue.
Second Wednesday each month. 6.30 pm. Light Rail Transit Depot (Old LRT Building), 99-111 Eglinton Street.
Third Monday each month. 6.00 pm. Toryglen Community Hall, 199 Prospecthill Circus.
Third Saturday each month. 10.30 am. Richmond Park School, 30 Logan Street.
Last Thursday each month. 6.30 pm. Ground Floor Flat, 305 Caledonia Road.
Last Friday each month. 5.00 pm. St Francis’ Primary School, 430 Old Rutherglen Road.
Soryia Siddique, LAB,
SS Cent, 8
0141 287 5625
07881 282 640
1st Saturday of the month. 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm. Govanhill Library, 170 Langside Road.
2nd Monday of the month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. St Bride’s Primary School, 83 Craigie Street.
3rd Tuesday of the month. 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. Gorbals Library, 180 Crown Street.
Nina Baker, GRN,
And City, 10
0141 287 7741
07789 033 502
First Tuesday of the month 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm. Dundasvale Hall, 12 Dundasvale Court.
Third Tuesday of the month. 5.00 pm – 6.00 pm. Overnewton Hall, 2 Overnewton Square.
Elizabeth Cameron, LAB,
Gar Scot, 13
0141 287 7018
3rd Wednesday each month. 7.00 pm. Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road.
3rd Saturday each month. 11.00 am. Yoker Primary School, 56 Craggan Drive.
Last Wednesday each month. 7.00 pm. Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road.
John Kelly, LAB,
Gar Scot, 13
0141 287 7042
07881 282 621
2nd Friday of each month. 2.00 pm. Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street.
2nd Friday of each month. 3.00 pm. Yoker Resource Centre, 10 Kelso Place.
3rd Friday of each month. 2.30 pm. Dumbarton Road Corridor Addictions Forum, 102 Kingsway.
2nd Saturday of each month. 11.00 am. Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road.
Paul Rooney, LAB,
Gar Scot, 13
0141 287 0234
1st Tuesday of the month. 7.00 pm. Knightswood Community Centre, 201 Alderman Road.
3rd Wednesday of the month. 6.00 pm. St Brendan’s Primary School, 170 Hawick Street.
Last Monday of the month. 5.00 pm. Pikeman Nursery School, 21 Archerhill Road.
Jonathan Findlay (VICE),
Drum Ann, 14
07900 058 145
0141 287 5931
2nd Thursday of the month. 5.30 pm. Knightscliffe Temple Credit Union, 193 Knightswood Road.
2nd Thursday of the month. 6.30 pm. The Three Eyes Project, 52 Knightscliffe Avenue.
3rd Saturday of the month. 10.00 am. Anniesland Court Community Room, 857 Crow Road.
3rd Saturday of the month. 11.00 am. Knightswood Primary School, 36 Knightscliffe Avenue.
Kieran Wild, GRN,
0141 287 0223
07900 134 473
1st Thursday of the month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street.
3rd Wednesday of the month. 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm. St Charles Primary School, 13 Kelvinside Gardens.
Phil Greene, SNP,
0141 287 4791
07825 521 211
First Tuesday of each month. 2.00 pm. Kids and Adults Together in Sighthill (KATS), 1 Fountainwell Square.
Second Wednesday each month 12 noon Glasgow North Conference Centre, 179 Ayr Street.
Second Wednesday each month. 1.00 pm. Royston Library and Learning Centre, 67 Royston Road.
Fourth Wednesday each month. 6.00 pm. St Stephen’s Primary School, 22 Pinkston Drive.
Russell Robertson, LAB,
E Centre, 18
0141 287 5627
07881 282 635
First Wednesday of the month. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. St Thomas’ Primary School, 8 Smithycroft Road.
First and third Thursday of the month. 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. High Carntyne Church Hall, 358 Carntynehall Road.
Second Thursday of the month. 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Haghill Park Primary School and Nursery Class, 415 Cumbernauld Road.
Fourth Thursday of the month. 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. Bluevale Neighbourhood Centre, 30 Abernethy Street.
Austin Sheridan, SNP,
0141 287 4963
07881 282 636
1st Monday of each month. 7.00 pm. Garrowhill Community Hall, 35 Maxwell Drive.
1st Tuesday of each month. 5.00 pm. Thorntree Primary School, 55 Cobinshaw Street.
3rd Thursday of each month. 6.00 pm. Swinton Primary School, 2 Rhindmuir Road.
4th Friday of each month. 12.30 pm. Barlanark Community Centre, 33 Burnmouth Road.
Last Tuesday of each month. 11.30 am. The Glenburn Centre, 6 Glenburnie Place.
Gerry Boyle, SNP,
0141 287 4057
07881 282 637
1st Monday of each month.
In addition please read below an alternative decision making process that may be open to us:
Scottish Parliament – Call In
Call In means Scottish Parliament Minister makes the decision instead of Glasgow City Council (GCC). They won’t call it in if people don’t ask them to , so do write to your MSPs and say this is a decision that you feel they should make. Ask them to debate the issue in the Parliament as well. We believe there are two main reasons that this could be Called In to the Scottish Parliament IF Glasgow City Council’s Planning Committee is in favour of this planning application:
Glasgow City Council (GCC) owns the land, receives the sale money , appoints the Planning Committee and so are basically Judge , Juror and Executioner in this process. The Scottish Parliament can bring an objective view to this decision. Is it in the long term interests of the citizens of Glasgow or are they selling land off , which shouldn’t’ be sold off , to plug a gap in their budget? We believe the latter!
2. Material breach of Council Policy.
We believe anyone reading our submission document won’t fail to acknowledge that Glasgow City Council (GCC) has not followed their own Policy on this land. Couple that with the very strong and wide-spread public opinion not to destroy this greenspace and there is more than enough of a breach for this to be called in on this point alone.
There is no better time than writting to these people and any others you think might help us. Whats their views on this issue?
It will be helpful if you copy the Meadow on your email. Our address is:email@example.com
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org/a>
Gordon Matheson Leader of Glasgow City Council can’t have it both ways! He gave an award to us as a finalist in the Best Environmental Award category of the Evening Times – Streets Ahead – awards in June 2012. Then in December 2012 allows a private property company to put in a planning application that will completely destroy that initiative! At that award ceremony he stated “I would like to say thank you to all of the finalists: each and every one of you has made a difference, you should feel proud. “
How do we feel? We feel he should be supporting us!!
Where are we? Outside his office in George Square every day.
Write to Richard Brown, Director for Development and Regeneration Services (DRS) at Glasgow City Council. It was his dept that recomended the land be sold off for flats.
Development & Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
229 George Street
As an aside , thats us on our third Director of Regenerations Services! Its been a long campaign! The first was Steve Inch, then Gerry Gormal and now Richard Brown.
The Lord Provost should also know about this.
SNP (Supports the North Kelvin Meadow campaign)
Green (Supports green space in general but hasn’t declared a view on us as he is on the Planning Committee and they have to keep to a neutral status on these matters)
Labour. New Councillor from the May 2012 Council election. So far he has taken no lead in this and appears content to sit on the fence. We have Councillors to help explain Council policy and help put our views across to the Council and their views to the people. Why not write or meet him at his surgery and ask him to support us? The Council describe the land as currently 3 red blas sports pitches and the land is derelict (21st Dec 2012). Looking at the pictures of the land you’ll see thats not the case. Whats Chris Kelly doing to help?
Labour. New Councillor from the May 2012 Council election. So far she has taken no lead in this and appears content to sit on the fence. We have Councillors to help explain Council policy and help put our views across to the Council and their views to the people. Why not write or meet her at her surgery and ask her to support us? The Council describe the land as currently 3 red blas sports pitches and the land is derelict (21st Dec 2012). Looking at the pictures of the land you’ll see thats not the case. Whats Helen Stephen doing to help?
great support for us! Sandra is our Constituency MSP i.e. the one dedicated to Glasgow West. Ask her to “Call In” if the Council support the destruction of the North Kelvin Meadow and Children Wood.
Patrick.Harvie.email@example.com great support for us! Ask him to “Call In” if the Council support the destruction of the North Kelvin Meadow and Children Wood.
You may know other MSPs, if so please do write to them.
Our MP http://www.annmckechinmp.net – unfortunately doesn’t support us and is in favour of building the 90 flats. As this is quite a polar view compared with what so many other people want, you’d expect her to come vist the land and have a tour? That way she would be sure she has made up her mind knowing both sides. Over this last 4.5 years and dozens of invites sent to her from us to come along to our community events she hasn’t come to one. Inevitably then its our view she doesn’t understand why peoople want to keep this land. Why not write or meet her at her regular surgery and ask her to explain. MPs are focused on the big issues of society – the benefits of having greenspace such as this land and not wall to wall housing developments feed into those big issues.
The four councillors for the Canal area are:
Helen Stephen – Labour, Canal
0141 287 3934
1st Tuesday of each month 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Dunard Primary School, 65 Dunard Street.
1st Wednesday of each month 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm. Ruchill Community Education Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.
2nd Wednesday of each month 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm. Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North.
3rd Wednesday of each month 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm. St Charles Primary School, 13 Kelvinside Gardens.
No surgeries during school or public holidays.
Chris Kelly – Labour, Canal
0141 287 7041
1st Monday each month. 5.30 pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road.
2nd Tuesday each month. 6.00 pm. Hawthorn Street Sheltered Housing Complex, 100 Hawthorn Street.
3rd Monday each month. 5.30 pm. Possilpoint Community Centre, 130 Denmark Street.
4th Tuesday each month. 6.00 pm. The ARC, 340-342 Ashgill Road.
Billy McAllister – SNP, Canal
0141 287 4238
07984 469 269
Every Monday. 6.00pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road
Every Saturday. 11.00 am. Miltonbank Primary School, 11 Skerray Street.
1st Friday each month. 5.00 pm. Community Central Hall, Maryhill Road.
3rd Monday each month. 1.00 pm. Ruchill Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.
Kieran Wild – Green – Canal
See details for Kieran above as he is on the Planning Committee
Local community Council:
Our address is: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
You can sign the online petition. Help us make it to 2000. It will give your signature more weight if you are sure to include your location on your petition entry. Note petitions don’t nearly have the same weight as a letter. Writing is very important! The more the better. Just a short polite one would be great.
Get involved in the campaign too. Even if its repairing a fence, picking up some litter, emptying our bin ( be sure to put a new black bag in ) , stirring the compost etc – it all helps!
If you live in the local area and would like to help out at the Meadow, please email us. Our address is: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you would like to help out as part of the campaign to keep the land as a community green space please fill out this short form. It will allow us to know what sort of help you’d like to offer and how to contact you.