Picnic at North Kelvin Meadow

Added on Monday 13 Aug 2012

Campaigners battling to prevent developers building houses across most of local community amenity North Kelvin Meadow want everyone in the area to have their say about what should happen to the site ? while enjoying a late summer picnic. As reported over recent months local activists, who transformed the formerly derelict site into a valuable family-friendly amenity, aim to derail a plan to turn all but a small part of the site into a new housing scheme.

The North Kelvin Big Lunch is on Sunday (August 19) from 1pm to 4pm on the Meadow, by Kelbourne Street, moving indoors to the Scout Hall there if it?s raining.

A spokesman for the campaign said: "It's a community picnic, a chance for you to meet your neighbours and have lunch together, and it's jointly organised by North Kelvin Meadow and North Kelvin Community Council.

You'll need to bring food and drink to share, and something to sit on. The plan is to lay all the food out and then everybody can help themselves to what they fancy. We'll eat at 1.30pm."

The event will also feature music from jazz quintet Perdido, and facepainting, as well as a 'Shop Local' raffle with all prizes donated by local businesses. And there will be information from local organisations, and a chance to voice your opinions about what you want to happen in the North Kelvin area.