Occupy Glasgow Protesters in Kelvingrove Park

Henry Sullivan made this Freedom of Information request to Glasgow City Council

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Dear Glasgow City Council,

I would like to request information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, 2002, in response to the below questions. Where there are no specific & relevant documents (such as agreement or plans) to provide information from, information from correspondence relevant to the substance of the question from within Legal, Parks and Public Safety Teams will suffice.

I gather under Section 15 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act, 2002, that I am entitled to assistance from you in regards to this request for information. I would appreciate warning if any of the below questions will result in excessive cost or other exemptions being applied so that I might rephrase them to be more suitable.

Yours sincerely,

Henry Sullivan


Q.1 What were the legal grounds on which the City Council presented to the Glasgow Sheriff Court to evict the Occupy Protesters from George Square?

Q.2 What are the terms of the agreement between the City Council and the Occupy Glasgow protesters formerly in George Square that resulted in their relocation to Kelvingrove Park?

Q.3 What alternative sites to George Square were offered to the Occupy Glasgow protesters before their relocation to Kelvingrove Park?

Q.4 Before the relocation, what amenities (e.g. food, water, fencing, portaloos, pallets etc.) and Council services (e.g. relocation support in terms of organisation and moving of equipment and personal belongings, bin allocation & collection etc.) were offered by the City Council to the protesters at each sites offered (including Kelvingrove Park)?

Q.5 What amenities and services have the City Council provided to date to the Occupy Glasgow protesters now situated in Kelvingrove Park, either directly or through contractors?

Q.6 How much have these amenities and services cost in terms of equipment rental / purchase and staff overtime?

Q.7 What limits, if any, on the camp site have you informed the protesters of in regards to;
a) numbers of protesters
b) physical boundaries
c) behaviour
d) duration

Q.8 Does the City Council monitor the number of people and animals (both pets & livestock) within the protesters’ campsite?

Q.9 If the City Council has monitored the campsite, how often has done so?

Q.10 When will the current arrangements be reviewed by the City Council & who will undertake it?

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Dear Mr Sullivan
Thank you for your email of 14 November 2011 requesting information under
the Freedom of Information Act (Scotland) 2002.
Please find attached your response.
Yours sincerely
Jennifer Small
Customer Care

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