The abandonment of the Go Ape development in Pollok Park by Glasgow City Council is welcome to the many thousands who opposed it, but that should not be the end of the story ("Plans for Go Ape attraction shelved by council", The Herald, June 13). Lessons need to be learned.
The first is about consultation. Departments such as Land Services need advice on how to inform the public properly and how to go about a consultation. The present methods breed cynicism.
The second is that Glasgow City Council needs to be less arrogant and acknowledge its mistakes. Only then can we, the citizens, begin to have a grown-up dialogue with our representatives .
The third is that councillors of all parties need to hold officers to account, question more and scrutinise what they are told. The Pollok Park mess has raised serious issues of competence and the handling of information and legal issues. We deserve better. It should not be left to volunteers and campaigners to do the work.
The Save Pollok Park campaign always said it had no objections to a Go Ape development on a suitable site, properly researched with genuine consultation, If we have lost Go Ape to Glasgow, then the council has only itself to blame.
Bob Marshall, On behalf of Save Pollok Park, c/o 27 Camphill Avenue, Glasgow.