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CONSULTATION Starting Over Future Of George Square

GLASWEGIANS are being invited to have a say in the future of one of the city’s most familiar landmarks, George Square, from Friday.

City-wide engagement will continue until 30 October with the council asking if it is time to change the 232-year-old iconic site.

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.”

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 consultation 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.

A recent survey by the council found strong public support for a ban on traffic around the square.