Tomorrow (4 October) sees the beginning of a conversation in which all Glaswegians can have a say in the future of one of the city’s most familiar landmarks, George Square.
This city-wide engagement will continue until 30 October.
One of the key questions that will be asked in the conversation will be: George Square, is it time for a change? The use of George Square has changed throughout its 232-year history as it has been shaped by previous generations of Glaswegians, and it is now time to look at both how it is currently used and how we should use it in the future.
To get a true picture of what Glaswegians think of and want from George Square, there is an invitation to everyone in the city to take part in this conversation.
There are a number of ways in which to take part:
- Online at www.george-square.com, where people can submit their perspectives and book for eight different workshops – booking online or on 0141 287 8592;
- From Saturday 5 October, paper forms and return boxes will be in all 32 Glasgow Life libraries;
- Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Reddit) – use @GeorgeSqGlasgow and #GeorgeSqGlasgow;
- The engagement team will hold vox pops across the city to gather views.
Once the results of the conversation are collected, they will be considered by the city council and a decision will be made on how best to implement what the people of Glasgow have said about George Square.
Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader of Glasgow City Council, said: “George Square is part of the very fabric of Glasgow, an essential part of our civic life which has hosted so many of the most important days and events in the city’s history. We now need to think about the equally important role it can play in our future. We are opening up this conversation to find out about what Glaswegians really think and feel about George Square and what we all want from it. It’s crucial that we don’t impose anything, so to get as full a picture as possible I’m encouraging everyone in the city to get involved with this important conversation.”
More information on George Square, including the story of its key features and its history, can be found at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/