to the Bristol Parks Forum Website

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

See our Meetings page for details.

Parks Consultation

www.bristol.gov.uk/parksconsultation >>

ParksConsPlease respond to this online consultation which asks your views on a number of proposals to increase income and make savings in Bristol’s parks & green spaces.

The consultation is in three sections – proposals on generating income; proposals for savings and ‘other proposals’. There is a text box at the end of each section where you can make detailed comments.

Other documents:

pdf version of the consultation – this might be useful for printing off for discussions with your group; it does have instructions at the end as to how to request a freepost envelope to return it but please complete the online version if possible.

Summary of the proposals listed in the consultation – this also shows the budget changes from last year’s proposals following the dropping of ‘cost neutral’ (see below).

BPF committee briefing note – sent by email to members 8th January 2018.

In December Bristol Parks hosted drop in sessions with Parks officers available to discuss the content of the consultation with members of park groups and members of the public. Sessions were held at Netham Park, Knowle West Media Centre, Henbury and Brentry Community Centre and in City Hall.

The closing date for the consultation is Monday 29th January 2018

www.bristol.gov.uk/parksconsultation >>

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

The ‘Parkhive App’ is here
– find your nearest park, download the app from:

Explore the rest of the site for information about the Forum and Bristol’s parks and green spaces.

Proud of your local park? Send your photos to Parkhive to share what’s brilliant about your green space..

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