Have your say on the future of Rouken Glen

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Parkgoers are being asked what they want to see happen at Rouken Glen as East Renfrewshire Council sets out future plans for its ‘crown jewel’.

An online survey has been launched - and Rouken Glen users will also be asked to take part in face-to-face interviews in the park itself.

Councillor Vincent Waters, ERC’s environment convener, explained: “This is your chance to have your say on what you love about Rouken Glen and what you would like to see us provide in the park.

“Please give us your views either by going online, or by taking the time to speak to our researchers if you meet them in the park.”

He continued: “Rouken Glen is our jewel in the crown and one of the best parks in Scotland. We are investing and working hard to keep it thay way and to make sure everyone, from residents to the many visitors we welcome every week, thoroughly enjoys this brilliant green space that we have.”

The park has received a significant cash boost of late, from a Heritage Lottery grant of £2 million and a council investment of a further £1m.

Improvements have included the restoration of the pavilion into a visitor and heritage cetnre, and a new state-of-the-art children’s playground.

Commenting on Facebook, Joanne Robertson called for a further indoor softplay area. She told The Extra: “We get so much rain, especially this summer!

“Often the outdoor play park is out of the question so something indoors for children would be good.”

Click hereo take part in the survey.

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