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Articles by Common Good Watch

Victory in Dumbarton – Posties Park saved!


Dumbarton Reporter

COUNCILLORS have voted today (Wednesday) to look at alternative sites for a new Our Lady and St Patrick’s High school (OLSP).

Feeling flush? Rent our old loos, say council…

A FLUSH investor is being sought to take on an unusual city property which has come up for rent – a derelict public toilet.

Portobello Park and government interference with our common rights

Individual councils may try to use their legal muscle to overturn decisions on Common Good by the Court of Session in favour of citizens’ groups.

So why is parliament getting involved with local issues involving the
Common Good Fund, trying to make a special case for a school in a park?

The case of Porty

Protect Green Space Across Scotland Petition

For seven years local people have worked to keep Portobello Park free from development by the City of Edinburgh Council. In September 2012, the Court of Session confirmed that the Park is inalienable common good land and that it cannot be used as the site of the new Portobello High School.

Councillors used to be jailed for squandering Glasgow’s Common Good Fund.

Fund that’s for good of our city

Published on 12 February 2013


COUNCILLORS used to be jailed for squandering Glasgow’s Common Good Fund.