The North Kelvin Meadow Campaign is a community group set up on 13 October 2008 to campaign for the disused green space between Clouston Street , Sanda Street and Kelbourne Street (G20 – North Kelvin Ward) – the area of the former Clouston Street playing fields – to be kept as a multi-use community green space for the people of Maryhill and others in the West End.
At the end of 2008, volunteers began to transform a derelict playing field into an inspiring green space, including a meadow, woodland, a community orchard and allotments.
New City Vision, Glasgow City Council’s preferred developer has submitted an application for planning permission to build on the Meadow. Local people feel strongly that it should remain a community space and do not want these flats on the land.
Local authorities are required by law to provide allotment sites and Cosla, the umbrella body for Scotland's councils, has compiled a report which urges local authorities to acquire, manage and develop more land for allotments. Currently the waiting list for allotments in the area is eight years.Tweet