Glasgow City Council is proposing to introduce new rules for the management of parks in the city. They are currently consulting on the proposed rules and responses are to be submitted by Friday 14 February 2014.GlasgowParks.jpg

The new proposals have proved to be quite controversial in particular proposals that include closer control of dogs, no groups of more than 20 people using the park without permission and a speed limit for cyclists of 5mph.

The Council have said this about the new rules… “Glasgow’s parks and open spaces are for everyone to use and enjoy, and these Rules are designed to encourage all parks users enjoy our parks and open spaces safely and responsibly.

 The Council encourage park users to:

  • Take responsibility for their own actions
  • Respect other people
  • Care for the environment
  • Help safeguard parks and open spaces for future generations”

The Evening Times Mon 27 Jan reported on the issue this week with various user groups unhappy with proposals including running groups and outdoor fitness groups.

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector has reported that the Council have admitted that the rules are “clumsily” worded.

FOVP_CleanUp_Group2_27May12A petition to object to these proposals has been set up by a dog walker that uses Glasgow Green and over 12,000 people have already signed up.

There are several “Friends of Glasgow’s Parks” groups across the city, including Friends of Victoria Park, so you might want to contact your local group to see what their response to the proposed new rules is.

You can download the proposed new rules here Draft_Parks_Management_Rules_-_Appendix_1