Elder Park Working Group: part 1

Please be patient with us here. More blog posts on this to follow. There’s a lot to say, and some of it we aren’t 100% about ourselves so we’ll try and share this information in bite-size chunks, and keep the jargon to a minimum…. Avoiding acronyms/ abbreviations is going to be impossible but we’ll try our very best.

If you are aware of any errors in this (or indeed any other) post then please let us know in the comments.

Elder Park Working Group (EPWG) was initiated in late 2015, and is coordinated by  Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (GCPP) – South Sector.

The following Glasgow City Council (GCC) departments, and other organisations have had invited representation at EPWG meetings.

The focus of the group has not only been Elder Park, but also on surrounding streets/ services/buildings.

EPWG have spent these meetings discussing  issues, areas for development, overlapping responsibilities, gaps in provision, and future management possibilities for the identified area. We will seek to update this blog post with a map of the concerned area

It is FoEP’s understanding that the reason for this attention, discussion, planning and communication is because of Govan’s status as a targeted neighbourhood within Glasgow Community Planning Partnership’s ‘Thriving Places’ Approach.

“We will adopt a different approach to support for these communities  over the next decade. The challenge is to adopt a new way of working amongst service providers, working side by side with communities, to make better use of existing resources and assets, many of which are already embedded in communities themselves. Our aim is to develop and support thriving communities all across Glasgow. We will start by focusing on a few neighbourhoods to begin with.”

Glasgow’s Single Outcome Agreement 2013, p 30

Govan is one of these neighbourhoods. If none of this means very much to you, then don’t worry about it. We are seeking a clear and concise description of what all of this means, and will be sure to update this post when we have that. However, if you are someone who loves reading long reports and policy/ strategy documents the you can check out the full Glasgow’s Single Outcome Agreement here.



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