Bristol Parks Forum – Campaigning to protect and enhance all public green space in the City of Bristol
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Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation
Bristol and Bath have been awarded Big Lottery and Heritage Lottery Funding as part of Nesta’s Rethinking Parks programme to create an independent Parks Foundation, one of eight exciting projects across the country.
Saturday 20th October 2018 – Redcatch Community Centre
See our Meetings page for details.
Parks & Green Spaces – Future Funding
Following the consultation that closed in January 2018 a paper on future funding parks was approved at the Cabinet meeting on 1st May 2018.
Papers for Cabinet meeting 1st May (see Agenda item 9)
BPF Statement to Cabinet meeting
pdf version of the consultation
Summary of the proposals listed in the consultation
BPF committee briefing note
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Parks Debate Full Council 14th November
We presented our Protect our Parks petition to this meeting. There were also over 60 public forum statements in support. We were pleased that Cllr Asher Craig responded to the debate by agreeing to drop the proposals to make parks ‘cost neutral’.
Petition response from Mayor Marvin Rees >>
Open letter to Cllr Craig following the meeting >>
Bristol 24/7 Report on meeting >>
Bristol Post Report on meeting >>
Papers and agenda for Full Council Meeting 14th November 2017 >>
Webcast of meeting >>
Statement made in presenting petition >>
Public Forum Statements copied to Bristol Parks Forum >>
Bristol 24/7 – Bristol’s parklife under threat >>
Avon Wildlife Trust calls for true value of Bristol’s parks to be recognised >>
Earlier Parks Forum Public Statements:
• Open Letter to Cllr Asher Craig – May 2017
• Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Commission – February 2017
• Full Council – Parks Budget – February 2017
• Cabinet – Parks Budget – January 2017
• Overview and Scrutiny Management Board – Parks Budget – January 2017
• Planning Application – Cycle Route Victoria Park – January 2017
• Cabinet Meeting – Land at Broomhill Road Brislington – October 2016
• Communities and Local Government Committee – Public parks inquiry – September 2016
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The forum is currently the only ‘community voice’ that is dedicated to all of Bristol’s green spaces. We work with Bristol City Council to ensure our parks & green spaces are well looked after and to help local groups enhance their green spaces.
The primary aims of the Bristol Parks Forum are:
• To campaign to protect and enhance all public green space in the City of Bristol
• To influence decision making, including resources allocation, on a local and national level, affecting parks and green spaces in the city.
• To act as a key consultation body on parks and green spaces in the city.
• To offer an opportunity to share ideas and experience.
The terms ‘Parks’ or ‘Parks & Green Spaces’ on this website (and in the Forum’s name) refer to all publicly accessible green space. This includes the city’s wonderful large estates, nature reserves and various informal areas of green space as well as traditional parks and play areas. Most (but not all) of these are owned and managed by Bristol City Council. Links to maps and other information can be seen here.
Any community group with an interest in any type of green space in Bristol is welcome to join the Parks Forum. A list of current members can be seen here.
Interested in starting a group? Email: email@example.com
Bristol Parks Forum are members of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership