Glasgow City Council is planning to sell the greenspace beside Kelbourne Street in the West End to a private developer to build 115 flats.
Fierce local opposition to this plan led to over a hundred local people working together to create North Kelvin Meadow, a garden, allotment site and wildlife haven. Instead of congratulating the local people on their community spirit, the Council sent them a court summons! An eviction order is now also hanging over the Meadow, but the community have not given up.
The area is also represented by Green Councillor Kieran Wild, who has worked through the Council to try and protect the Meadow.
For far too long, developers have been favoured over local communities when it comes to making use of the city’s most precious assets – its dear green places.
What will it take to make those involved in these decisions realise that people want them to look after green spaces for everyone – not keep selling them off for yet more ‘luxury’ flats?
For more information on North Kelvin Meadow, see: www.northkelvinmeadow.com.
To sign a petition supporting the North Kelvin Meadow, visit: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/north-kelvin-meadow-campaign.html.