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To: Glasgow City Council

Merchant City Park

Merchant City Park

The community of the Merchant City and Trongate is campaigning for the 69-97 Ingram Street car park to be transformed into a City Park.

In line with Glasgow City Council Strategies for Development and Regeneration, we are calling for a much-needed green space in the heart of the City Centre.

Why is this important?

Glasgow City Centre is seriously lacking in green spaces. A City Park, built a mere 5 minutes’ walk from George Square, surrounded by lovely local cafés and restaurants, will be an invaluable boost to our wonderful city.

Merchant City & Trongate Community Council (MCTCC), following the withdrawal of a Planning Application for an hotel at the Ingram Street Car Park, agreed that a City Park would be the best use of this site. A City Park on this site would protect the beautiful world-renowned Fruitmarket Mural by Smug, which has become a much-visited sight of the city, and the existing stunning mature cherry and chestnut trees.

With both a world-renowned piece of art and existing mature trees, this site could be an oasis of peace and beauty in a historic part of Glasgow. The City Park would be entirely inclusive, open for residents, visitors, tourists and the wider general public. People could simply relax in nature, rest, read, meet up, mix, chat, walk the dog or play games. All right in the City Centre of Glasgow.

How it will be delivered

With your support, we can put pressure on Glasgow City Council to transform this car park for the better of the local community and the wider city. With your support we can create a beautiful park with wonderful Cherry and chestnut trees and a world-renowned mural in the heart of a historic part of Glasgow.

Glasgow, UK

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Reasons for signing

  • Council need to stop selling off car park land! I'd rather keep a car park, but if that isn't possible a park is much nicer than a hotel!
  • All of the best cities in the world have little green-spaces dotted about their centres - havens of nature to sit and relax in - everybody needs these places, so does Glasgow - a new Dear Green Place :)
  • The mural isbrilliant. It would nothing short of a crime if it were to be covered up or destroyed to make way for some bland box of a building. Sadly GCC are renowned for their criminiality, cover ups, and poor planning decisions. Fully expect another sell out to the highest bidder in yet another example of these braindead councillors short sightedness and lack of creativity and imaginative ambition.

Updates

2020-08-12 10:25:31 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2020-07-26 08:57:31 +0100

500 signatures reached

2020-07-20 12:19:46 +0100

100 signatures reached

2020-07-19 20:57:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2020-07-17 17:01:33 +0100

25 signatures reached

2020-07-17 11:06:23 +0100

10 signatures reached