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Petitioning Glasgow City Council

Drop the proposed Glasgow Park Management Rules relating to Unauthorised Gatherings, Parking and Animals

Glasgow City Council is proposing to bring in rules relating to the Parks and public spaces of Glasgow. While it is important to preserve the outdoor spaces of Glasgow for future generations, the proposed Park Management Rules would give the council the right to refuse entry to the parks of some of the most prolific users of Glasgows open spaces. These proposed rules include:

No groups of more than 20 people  being able to gather in the park without the written authorisation of the Director. If you wanted to play football, hold a fitness club, walking club or childrens group forget it.

Dogs to be kept on a lead no more than 2m, and no one is allowed to excersise any more than 3 dogs. If you own 4 or more dogs, go to dog obedience classes or want to exercise your dog off the lead, forget it.

All vehicles in parks require the prior written consent of the Director. If you want to drive to the rowing clubs at Glasgow Green, you'll need written consent.

Some other activities they want to outlaw are:

Play or practice any organised sport - I thought we were encouraging this? What will the Commonwealth Games legacy be?

No person shall, except with the prior written consent of the Director, operate any Radio - don't want you enjoying music during the 2 days of sunshine we have.

Any person or organisation seeking to use any park or park building for outdoor educational provision, child care provision, nursery or kindergarten - don't want those kids getting any fresh air now.

The parks have always been self policed and have survived for over 100 years. Please let common sense prevail on this one and object to Glasgow City Council curbing our enjoyment of our open spaces.

Please view the full proposal here http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11121

Your comments to les@glasgow.gov.uk

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