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Next Meeting:
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Redcatch Community Centre

See our Meetings page for details.

Parks Consultation – Closed 29th January 2018

This consultation is now closed, we will add links to the Council’s response when they are published which we expect to be mid to late February.
pdf version of the consultation
Summary of the proposals listed in the consultation
BPF committee briefing note
BPF Response

Parks Debate Full Council 14th November – Cost Neutral Dropped

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 >>
Protect our Parks petition (now closed) >>
Bristol 24/7 – Bristol’s parklife under threat >>
Avon Wildlife Trust calls for true value of Bristol’s parks to be recognised >>

Latest News – Parks Forum Email Updates >>

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Recent 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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new bpf logo with text 2Bristol Parks Forum is as an umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

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.

Bristol Parks Forum Terms of Reference

Interested in starting a group? Email: info@bristolparksforum.org.uk


Bristol Parks Forum are members of the Bristol Green Capital Partnership