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demo_headerFriends of Victoria Park (FoVP) are holding a demonstration on Sunday 24 June at 2.00 pm to appeal to Glasgow City Council to withdraw its threat to grass over 28 of the main flower beds at the park at the end of this season. The beds are recognised as an integral feature of the park in Historic Environment Scotland’s Inventory of Gardens & Designed Landscapes.

FoVP are asking everyone who wants to ensure the future of these magnificent gardens to join them, if possible wearing colourful, flowery clothes, face paints and carrying placards. Meet at the gardens behind the big pond & duck pond at 2.00 pm. We hope to see you there. Please pass on the word to friends and family.

FoVP would also ask everyone to contact the Council or their local councillors to appeal for the gardens to be saved. Please do all you can to support us and use all your influence in local organisations to raise awareness. This is not a done deal. If enough people show they care we can get this decision changed. Contact FoVP to help with the campaign.

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The Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Wednesday 16 May 2018 at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM and there will be talks about the following topics:

  • find out about the Victoria Park working group
  • hear about the Friends Fossil Grove fernery project
  • give your views on proposals to grass over some of the flower beds

You can find out more about Friends of Victoria Park on their website

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FOVP_LogoThe Friends of Victoria Park AGM will take place at 7pm on Thursday 12 May at St Thomas Aquinas Secondary, 112 Mitre Road, Jordanhill G14 9PP.

This is a very important time for the park as there are still real concerns about the future of the large north west area of the park – the former blaes pitches. FoVP campaigned a few years ago against this land going for commercial lease. Since then despite extensive local consultation carried out by the council, nothing has been done to secure a positive future for this site as beautiful green space and it remains seriously neglected. FoVP are concerned that another effort will be made to sell or lease it off.

FoVP are also very worried about the state of the fossil grove, a Site of Special Scientific Interest which Scottish Natural Heritage have noted is now in an unfavourable and declining condition.

On a more positive note, FoVP have been successful in attracting additional funding to improve the range of play equipment in the playground, we have ensured that the formal flower beds north of the ponds have been well maintained by the council and they have encouraged volunteers who have been planting wild flower plugs and keeping the rose beds in good order.

It’s very important that there is a good turnout for this meeting so please come along.

As part of our monthly newsletter (you can subscribe here) we have a section called Friend Focus wFOVP_Logohere we highlight the great work that is being undertaken by one of the many organisations that we work with.

Our latest Friend Focus features Friends of Victoria Park, which is a group set up to protect and develop this valuable and popular community asset here in the West of Glasgow.

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