We are delighted to learn today that Emily Cutts of the Children’s Wood and Douglas Peacock of the North Kelvin Meadow Campaign have been jointly short-listed in the Observer newspaper’s Ethical Awards “unsung local hero” category. This is a shortlist of around 5 out of 300 entries nationwide. It is a very welcome recognition of all the hard work they have put in. They have of course immediately said that it is a team effort by the whole community, and so it is, but Emily and Douglas have by far the strongest vision and perseverance of us all.
The nation’s “unsung local hero” will be chosen from the shortlist by popular vote from now to 24th May. To vote for Emily and Douglas, click the big button below, and to see the shortlist follow this link.
If you are new to this site, please take a look around, to see details of all the activities past and future in the Children’s Wood, to see videos about the land and a few of our events, and to see the celebrities, organisations and individuals who are supporting us. Visit our Facebook page also for the latest details and gossip.
The land is subject to a live planning application, which will come before the Planning Committee in the next few weeks. Glasgow City Council want to sell it to a private property developer for luxury flats. If you think this green oasis should be saved, the simplest and fastest action is to sign our petition - see the panel on the right. Share this petition with your friends. Sending a letter of objection direct to the Planning Committee will add a lot more weight – follow the Planning Application – How to Oppose link at the top of the page. Thank you for any support you can give us. This land is too precious to be built on.
Here is The North Kelvin Meadow and Children’s Wood West-End Festival programme. We are also hosting a primary school programme during the month of June. Please get in contact to find out more email@example.com or 07762029663
You can find out more about our events on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/TheChildrensWood.
This week two local schools came to the Children’s Wood to participate in our Forest School sessions with Mike Brady, he also led some Forest School for families. They went really well, people made dens, swings, climbed ropes, made tea and had general outdoor fun. For some of the children this was the first time they done anything like this, and they loved it. We’re looking forward to Mike’s Forest School Club for schools next Friday, and to Joyce’s nursery to primary transition course with two local schools in a few weeks time. We have plans to run more outdoor learning sessions soon, we’ll keep you posted.
Come and join us for lots of fun activities for all of the family and community. This is part of the Children’s Wood West-end Festival Programme. See our events page for our other WEF activities for families. We also have a schools programme – get in contact to find out more.
2nd June, 2013, 10-4pm.
Here is the objection letter submitted from FieldsInTrust (note: The Queen is Patron)
Email the Children’s Wood firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like a ticket, they’re selling fast. This is an adult disco open to everyone. Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult. There is disables access.
Amazing prizes to be won in our raffle from organisations such as Hotel du Vin, The Grosvenor Cafe, Yarn Cake, The Sentry Box, Baby’n'You, Glasgow North West Baby Sensory and many more…
Thanks to Bob Hamilton for capturing the mood of the protest in George Square on the 4th of April. Hundreds came to show their support for the meadow and wood.
There was a collection of excellent speeches from many different users and supporters of the land, including Green MSP Patrick Harvie and SNP councillor Billy McAllister.
Gordon Matheson was out of the country and so he couldn’t make it down to speak to us.
Check out the Evening Times coverage here: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/meadow-campaigners-bring-battle-to-the-city-chambers-120458n.20709106
and STV online article: http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/magazine/220035-kelvin-meadow-protest-at-george-square-over-clouston-street-flats/
Green councillor Martha Wardrop also came to show her support. You can read her blog here: http://marthawardrop.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/meadow-protest-calls-for-plans-to-build.html?spref=fb
You can help the campaign by signing our online petition (see the home page on the right hand side) or by visiting your local councillors, writing to the planning committee and also by contacting Glasgow City Council leader Gordon Matheson.
Well done to everyone who made it along. We’re one more step towards saving our meadow and wood.