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Partick, Politics and Passions

Partick West News 2/2/08

Back to weekly posts about what’s happening in the ward – no posts in January, not because there wasn’t anything to report, quite the contrary, it was the usual bloggers dilemma, so much to say, so little time. The pre-enquiry to the Tesco application was held in Partick Burgh Hall, and the full enquiry kicks off on the 22nd April. As previously indicated, this has been at the instigation of Tesco, who don’t like the way the council has been handling matters, and I can’t help wondering how much this is going to cost the public purse. The upside is that the reporter has more leeway than I thought to explore the merits or otherwise of the application and was keen to facilitate as much public involvement as possible.

Mansfield park – I hardly dare blog this but we’re getting close to actual ground-breaking to start the renewal , and the good news is the Farmers market won’t be moving far , to a temporary home,  just up the road in the playground of Dowanhill primary. Will post when I have more news as I know how many people value the market and reassure everyone that it’s a key part of the new park. Bringing the farmers market to Mansfield park showed a positive use for the space and helped save it.  Staying with local parks – Cross park (or Hayburn park as it’s sometimes known) will be getting new play equipment and both Jordan Street and Victoria park will benefit from additional funding as a result of the Jordanvale development. A new Friends group has been set up for Naseby park , and now that the greenspace at Broomhill Avenue has been saved from development, we need to look at what can be done to maintain and improve the space in an appropriate and sustainable way.

In council, it’s been business as usual in the Business Bureau and the budget looms large – but that’s for another post !

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February 3, 2008 - Posted by | Mansfield Park, Parks, Partick, Tesco, Victoria Park

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