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FUTURE OF THE MARYHILL ELEPHANTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 372: tabled on 20 July 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses concerns over proposals to build flats on Elephant Park near Shakespeare Street in the Maryhill area of Glasgow; recognises that this park is a protected greenspace and the distinctive elephant statues which inhabit it are longstanding and much loved local amenities; is aware that the park is enjoyed by school and nursery groups, community organisations and local residents; will never forget that this land has been a park for over 40 years; notes that the proposal is contrary to the Maryhill Town Centre Action Plan, which was adopted in 2012 and calls for the space to be sensitively developed into a local park and growing space; welcomes the formation of the Elephant Park Association by concerned local residents and the ongoing petition to protect the park which has already attracted over 1,700 signatures; and believes that Elephant Park must be retained for the enjoyment of the people of Maryhill and the wider community in the future.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.