Vicotria Park's Future

Victoria Park's Future – Bill Kidd MSP is undertaking a survey about the future of Victoria Park. There are currently a range of proposals for the park in particular regarding the re-development of the area of red blaise pitches in the north west corner of the park.

"The survey is designed with the intent of hearing what you, the community feel would be most beneficial to your local park. Glasgow City Council are, as I understand, undecided as to which proposal has the greatest merit. This is our opportunity to be heard and I am eager to present what you want for your park to the city council. I hope you take the time to fill in and return the survey."

The survey is very timely as Friends of Victoria Park are holding an EGM on Wed 30 April and as reported in the Evening Times the City's parks are at risk due to a lack of resources.

In addition this week a report will be presented to the Council's Sustainability and the Environment Policy Development Committee providing details on the work that LES Parks Development have been progressing in conjunction with GreenSpace Scotland to develop a funding model that would look to supplement current Glasgow City Council parks and openspaces budgets.

With thanks to the DRC Environment Trust.
Please find the survery below, should you wish to respond you can do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your answers and any additional comments.

As you may be aware, Glasgow City Council are planning to renovate the blaise pitches at Victoria Park. As local residents and park users, I thought it may be of interest for you to know some of the ideas being put forward for the change, and to have some say on these options. As far as I'm aware the following three ideas are at the forefront of area groups minds:

A) The development of a 400 tree fruit orchard in the northern part of the red blaise area. The remaining half would be devoted to a 'Victoria Park Alps' bicycle recreation centre, as well as a wild meadow area with a community garden in partnership with local community groups. [NB: This proposal has been developed by Friends of Victoria Park]
B) Upgrading the current red pitches to 3G playing fields, which could be used by Broomhill Sports Club and others. This would allow BSC to continue with their sports coaching in a more economic manner than available through Glasgow Life. [NB: As far as we know the pitches haven't been used as pitches for over 10 years]
C) The renovation of the red blaise pitches and the construction of a privately-owned garden centre with the addition of a private five-a-side football area. The construction of this facility would progress with local community involvement and could possibly include a café.


1.Do you feel that the proposal for turning the red blaise pitches into a fruit orchard and accompanying facilities would benefit the Victoria Park area?

2.Do you feel that the red blaise pitches should be upgraded to 3G pitches, allowing use from Broomhill Sports Club (BSC)?

3.Do you feel that the proposal for turning the red blaise pitches into a privately owned garden centre and accompanying facilities would benefit the Victoria Park area?

4.Of the three proposals, which do you think would be of greatest benefit to the park and to your community?
•The Orchard
•3G Pitches for BSC
•The Garden Centre

5.Victoria Park is in need of renovation
•Strongly disagree
•Strongly Agree

6.Additional comments

7.Name and address

Thank you for taking the time to answer the questionnaire and for caring about your community.

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