Tag: Patrick Grady

MP Patrick Grady sends letters to the Council and Government

Our new MP Patrick Grady came to meet with us on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood. He has written to both the Government and the Council asking for various questions to be answered.

Patrick comments

“Having visited the site on a number of occasions, and seeing it well used by constituents and the wider public, it seems clear to me that the North Kelvin Meadow is a valuable asset to the local community and the wider Glasgow North area. I believe it is important that the City Council does all that it can to protect important green spaces in the city. There is a clear feeling among the community that too much land is being given over to development when local residents, especially children and young people, need and want to spend more time outdoors for recreation and exercise. I believe that the Council must consider this when deciding on the applications that exist for the site, and prioritise plans that preserve green and wild space for the use of the whole community.”





Update on New City Vision planning application to build 90 residences on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood.

The good news is that the time for objecting to New City Vision’s plan has been extended. This is because neighbour notification letters haven’t yet been issued. Once neighbours have been notified we’ll have a further 28 days to object. You can access more information about how to object here

How to oppose the plans to build on our Dear Wild Place

We CAN save our Dear Wild Space if we all write in to object to New City Vision’s plans to build 90 dwellings on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood. Please share this page to let everyone know how to submit 

The current plan is an update of the original application submitted back in 2012. The good news is that if you objected to the previous plan then Glasgow City Council will count that objection. So you don’t need to object again. However, you can add in extra information and send it in a separate objection letter. If you do this, remember to let the planning officer know that you want him to add this to your previous application.

Deadline for objecting: current deadline for applications 29th May

Where to send objection letters:
Ian Briggs
Planning Officer
Development and Regeneration Services
Glasgow City Council
231 George Street

or email objection letter to planning.representations@drs.glasgow.gov.uk

Objection letter and useful supporting documents to object to the current plans.

Here are four useful documents.  Please circulate for people to object to the planning development on North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood.  Objections can come from anywhere in the world!

Document 1: a useful sheet with 8 formal objections.  This will allow you to pick and choose which objection fits with your experience.


Document 2: a template for writing your objection on 121213 Template Objection Letter

Document 3: a template letter which only requires a signature, date etc.  This is less ideal than document 2, but still is better than not sending in an objection at all  121213 Form Objection Letter

Document 4: Save North Kelvin Meadow and The Children’s Wood a document to help with submitting the objection letter

Need help filling out the application form?

Get in touch childrenswood@hotmail.com
We’ll be updating this post with times you can get help/advice/support in filling out the form
Come along to Knit Wild’s Crafternoon on the 24th of May, 1-5pm. See the flyer below
If the deadline is extended, you can get help filling out forms on the 30th May, 10-4pm at our Inequality event and during the West-end Festival, 6th June and 21st June.

Dear Wild Place

Please watch and share our film about the Children’s Wood and meadow.


Contact your local MP, MSP and councillors and ask for support

Glasgow City Council is run by a Labour administration. It is the decision of the labour party to sell the land. They could at any point throw out the application on various grounds, including the length of time it is taking New City Vision to move forward. It has now been 7 years since New City Vision became the preferred developers, and 3 years since the initial planning application was submitted. In the mean time the community of Maryhill and North Kelvin have been kept hanging around while NCV stop and start.

We are not supported by the Glasgow Labour party and believe that they have not engaged with us on this issue. It is vitally important that you get in touch with your local councillor and other politicians on this issue and ask for their support on this important matter and to put pressure on the council to throw out this application and support our plans to keep it wild. 3,000 local people were surveyed by Glasgow University over a year ago and the results revealed that over 90% do not want building on the land.


Helen Stephen, LBR
0141 287 3934
1st Tuesday of each month 5.00 pm. Dunard Primary School, 65 Dunard Street.
1st Wednesday of each month 5.30 pm. Ruchill Community Education Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.
2nd Wednesday of each month 6.00 pm. Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North.

Chris Kelly, LBR.
0141 287 7041
1st Monday each month. 5.30 pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road.
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.

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.

Billy McAllister, SNP
Every Monday. 6.00pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road
2nd Thursday each month. 6.00 pm. St Monica’s (Milton) Primary School, 200 Liddesdale Road.
3rd Tuesday each month. 4.30 pm. Ruchill Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive.

Patrick Grady, SNP


Bob Doris, SNP

0141 353 0784
Surgery Times:
1st Monday of the month
Springburn Library, Kay Street, Glasgow G21 1JY – 5.30pm
2nd Monday of the month
Kelvindale Primary School, 11 Dorchester Place, Glasgow, G12 0BP – 5.30pm
Maryhill Burgh Halls, 10-24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow G20 8YE – 7pm
3rd Monday of the month
King Street Council Offices, Rutherglen, G73 1DQ – 6pm
4th Monday of the month
Lambhill Stables, 11 Canal Bank North, Glasgow, G22 6RD 5pm
Bellcraig Community Centre, 10 Gorstan Street, Glasgow, G23 5QA – 6.30pm
‘Drop in’ surgeries, Glasgow City Centre – call for details on 0141 353 0784

Changes to the plan include:

All Lime trees on Clouston street to be removed and replaced
Housing on Clouston street will be wider and taller
The remaining greenspace in the centre of the meadow will belong to the developers and not to the community or council. It will be a private garden for the surrounding houses.

The Children’s Wood Film

We’ve created a film about the benefit of time spent in nature on children’s learning and development. The film explores what The Children’s Wood has been doing to get children outside more and what they are doing to build community and why community is important.

We’d like to thank Scott Given at http://www.pixelboost.co.uk/ for creating this film and to all the other people who contributed, including Ian Halliburton for the voice over.

Planning Application to build on North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood

We understand that the planning application previously submitted by New City Vision in 2012 has been resubmitted with the relevant changes, such as an environmental impact survey and other updates.

Once we have more information about how to object and the next steps we’ll post information on the website and our Facebook page. You can have a look at the application here and the updates dated March 2015


Memories of North Kelvin Meadow

Do you have any memories of North Kelvin Meadow that you would like to share that might be included in artwork that will go on public display? We have a request from North Kelvin College students for any memories you are able to share:

My name is Julie Linton a 3rd year Visual Arts student studying at Glasgow Kelvin College in Hotspur Street just off Queen Margaret Drive. My year group will be participating in the Glasgow Open House Art Festival 2015  (www.glasgowopenhouse.co.uk from Sat 2nd May to Mon 4thMay. As part of my own investigations and research for this project I am looking at aspects of memories and stories associated with North Kelvin Meadows.  So if you have a tale to tell or memory about ‘the meadow’ and would like to share it with me for potential inclusion in the artwork please contact me.

Perhaps you attended the local school where you played football in the grounds of the meadow.  Or you learned to play tennis.  Whatever you’re thought and memories are of North Kelvin Meadows I would be delighted to hear from you! Remember there are no age restrictions to this request!  So even the kids can join in with any memories they have of the meadow such as looking for fairies or frogs!

I only need a few lines about your memories so please keep it short – postcard size would be great! Could you also include your name, age and date of your memory if you can remember when it happened!

I will be collecting information until Wed 15th April. I will leave a box titled ‘Meadow Memories’ at the Main door entrance at Glasgow Kelvin Campus, 75 Hotspur Street during college hours 8.30 – 4.50pm Mon – Fri where you can drop off your stories for me to collect. Or e-mail me at [firstname][surname]@live.co.uk