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Sunday, October 05, 2008

Save Pollok Park Public meeting

PUBLIC MEETING POLLOKSHAWS BURGH HALL 28 OCTOBER -7.30PM Back to Pollokshaws Burgh Hall for the next in our series of lively public meetings. We're still finalising the agenda and we welcome any suggestions

We're happy to report we have once again secured the services of Maire Whitehead as chair for the evening. Those of you who attended the first meeting in February will remember her even-handed approach to all concerned.

So far, on the platform we will have:

Representatives from the Campaign who will give an audio-visual update and also a legal advisor who will outline why we claim Glasgow City Council has no right to grant a lease

From National Trust for Scotland: Michael Hunter, Properties & Visitor Services Director and Dee McIntosh, Director of Policy & Communications

Further speakers to be announced shortly

We don't think platform representation from Glasgow City Council would be fruitful, but we will issue invitations to the City Council Executive Committee, local councillors and MSPs to join us in the audience and make contributions.

As we've often said, this is a democratic campaign and (even if others don't) we believe in regular consultation with our supporters. We thank those of you who have debated on the website
forumbut the public meeting gives all our supporters - and those who may disagree - the opportunity to ask questions and for the campaign to ask for
an endorsement of our objectives.

There will be an opportunity for questions from the floor and the proceedings will be filmed courtesy of Paul Darroch of Oaktree Productions for distribution via the website.

We're anxious to attract as many people as possible who may not be readers of this newsletter, so you will be shortly be able to download a poster for the meeting from our website. If you can help distribute this or you would like copies mailed to you, please get in touch. We're particularly interested in reaching new supporters in the Pollok, Moss Park and Cardonald areas.

Campaign against GoApe development in Lancashire

We've been in touch with The Friends of Lever
Parkwho oppose a GoApe development in Chorley.

Tales of skulduggery in the planning process will be familiar to all our readers but a warning of things to come if the Pollok Park development goes ahead. Construction has actually started in Lever Park and campaigners there report the destruction of many more trees than the planning consent

They have an online petition too, so you may wish to add your support.

We've been asked to help find a cat who was lost in the area of Pollok Park. If you know anyone who has sighted the missing feline, please get in touch with the address below.

Bill Fraser SavePollokPark Tel: 0141-424 0447 Mob: 07775 832461 Fax: 0141-626 4235
Bob, 12:06


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