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Local authority, Regeneration & community
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Policy & legislation
Location:
Glasgow

Glasgow City Council’s plan for changing the rules governing behaviour in public parks has come under fire this week as a petition is launched to oppose them by disgruntled park users.  Contained in the plans are measures to restrict certain activities, such as dog walking, nursery outings and organised sport without prior permission.  Professional dog walkers may find themselves with nowhere to go if the plans go through, as they will be restricted to walking only 3 dogs at a time. Gatherings of more than twenty people without prior permission will be banned as will radio controlled devices.

Following widespread outrage, the Council has admitted that the proposed rules were “clumsily” worded and that there are no plans to restrict nurseries from taking children to the park, stressing that the proposals are currently being consulted on, and people have the opportunity to submit their views.

Read about the plans here.  

 

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