Decision Maker Response

Frank McAveety’s response

Frank McAveety
Leader of Glasgow City Council

Aug 4, 2016 — Thank you for showing your support for the renovation of the Winter Gardens at Tollcross Park.

Having represented the East End of Glasgow for a number of years, this is an issue that I am very aware of and one that I have previously been involved with.

Like you, I am disappointed by the deterioration of the Winter Gardens over the last few years. They have always been an important community asset for Tollcross and it is a shame to see them in the state they are currently in.

The council faces a number of significant financial challenges over the next few years, having to make savings of £130million as a result of cuts from the Scottish Government. However, I am determined to look at all the options for the future of the Winter Gardens and I am currently working with a number of key officers from across the council and other organisations to explore the options for refurbishment and reuse.

I will of course provide an update when more information becomes available.

Thanks again for raising this important issue.

Frank McAveety