AN investigation is to take place at Bellahouston Park after significant damage was done to the site over the summer.

Glasgow City Council have announced a probe into drainage issues at the South Side location following concerns raised by local activists and councillors.

Heavy rain and flooding, coupled with large-scale events and machinery work at Bellahouston have meant much of the south portion of the park have been left churned up and waterlogged.

After hosting three events in two weeks as part of Glasgow's Summer Sessions in August, much of the greenery in open areas have now been replaced by mud and the remnants of hay used underfoot.

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The 70,000 strong crowds at the concerns came during what the council have called 'unprecedented' rainfall over the past few months, with flood waters needing to be removed from the park ahead of The Cure's performance in August.

More than a month on, work is to start imminently to tackle the 'significant' damage which has been done to the greenspace, with the council confirming their intent to hold an investigation.

In a statement shared with activists from the group Friends of Bellahouston Park (FoBP), council bosses recognised the frustration of residents who use the space.

They also said that any work will be carefully planned so as to not make the situation any worse, but that with unpredictable weather, regrowth of new greenery could not affected.

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FoBP members have welcomed the move, emphasising the need for action.

The chair of the activist group said: "The Friends of Bellahouston Park are glad to see that work has now started within the Heras fence and hope that the weather will be kind.

"It will be interesting to find out what is causing the ground water to be as bad as it has been this year. This area of the Park has always been known to the local community as an area which is subject to flooding after heavy rain but nothing like what has happen this year.

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"We look forward to getting a start date from Glasgow City Council on the other damage in the park outwith the Heras fence line, including the gate pillar at the Dumbreck Road entrance that was damaged by a lorry delivering fencing to the Summer Sessions as well damage to other grass areas."

A council spokesman added: “As with all sites used for all types of events, before we start reinstatement works we need to establish what is best for the site.

"This summer, we saw unprecedented rain and as a result we are also looking to see if there are any drainage improvements that can be identified at the same time as bringing the park back to an acceptable standard.

"All large scale-events will have some impact outdoor event spaces. Event organisers contribute to reinstatement works.”