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On 10/9/2020 at 6:47 PM, 1876 said:

Just read the thistle trust are taking over the running of petershill park 

 

The charitable trust or Thistle trust or Jags trust? And why

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10 hours ago, Norgethistle said:

The charitable trust or Thistle trust or Jags trust? And why

No idea who, but the park was ran by Glasgow life was it not, they are trying to pass on as many facilities as they can to other organisations due to the financial situation they see themselves in due to the current situation.  So if they are given the chance to take on the running of a facility, why not.....

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11 hours ago, Norgethistle said:

The charitable trust or Thistle trust or Jags trust? And why

Maybe a brand new Trust. I realise that covid has set things back a bit but we haven't had  a new one for well over a year. 

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13 hours ago, Alb said:

No idea who, but the park was ran by Glasgow life was it not, they are trying to pass on as many facilities as they can to other organisations due to the financial situation they see themselves in due to the current situation.  So if they are given the chance to take on the running of a facility, why not.....

they are trying to punt lethamhill golf course to a branch company of the R&A and the same company is seeking first dibs to buy littlehill golf course too in a few years... not the only council selling off the silver - a few years back east Renfrewshire council sold off a large plot of land at the back of woodfarm high school -which previously had 2 full and well used grass football pitches - to a community led cricket club for £1 

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28 minutes ago, gianlucatoni said:

they are trying to punt lethamhill golf course to a branch company of the R&A and the same company is seeking first dibs to buy littlehill golf course too in a few years... not the only council selling off the silver - a few years back east Renfrewshire council sold off a large plot of land at the back of woodfarm high school -which previously had 2 full and well used grass football pitches - to a community led cricket club for £1 

Not sure I would classify selling or gifting facilities under their ownership to other, generally charities or local groups as selling off the silver. I believe this is being done on facilities that do not make a profit, with all leisure trusts, as most council's now have their leisure services as an at arm's length company/charity they aren't in a position to keep open/staffing/developing facilities at present that don't make any money....another harsh reality that is hitting home due to many of them having virtually zero income for c6 months, and no sign that income streams will return to normal anytime soon unfortunately.

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6 minutes ago, Alb said:

Not sure I would classify selling or gifting facilities under their ownership to other, generally charities or local groups as selling off the silver. I believe this is being done on facilities that do not make a profit, with all leisure trusts, as most council's now have their leisure services as an at arm's length company/charity they aren't in a position to keep open/staffing/developing facilities at present that don't make any money....another harsh reality that is hitting home due to many of them having virtually zero income for c6 months, and no sign that income streams will return to normal anytime soon unfortunately.

whether it’s free, for a token quid or for the proposed £200k for lethamhill golf course, it’s an exceptionally poor return for the councils as the respective parcels of land they occupy would be a house/flat developers dream and undoubtedly  return far greater sums council pot - so selling off the family  silver for a token sum seemed apt 

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8 hours ago, gianlucatoni said:

whether it’s free, for a token quid or for the proposed £200k for lethamhill golf course, it’s an exceptionally poor return for the councils as the respective parcels of land they occupy would be a house/flat developers dream and undoubtedly  return far greater sums council pot - so selling off the family  silver for a token sum seemed apt 

I woluld guess that the sales include title conditions that limit the use of the land for community good / leisure facilities.

You would prefer that local leisure facilities are sold for housing and lost to the community?

Seems that councils can't win either way.

The issue for me is more to do with chronic under funding of local government, but this is a football forum, so let's not get into that!

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