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Below are posts giving the latest news on various subjects of interest to Park Forum members.

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Green Capital Grants Update

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Bristol Parks Forum has submitted six applications for grants to run projects during Bristol’s Green Capital year in 2015. This is in addition to applications made by park groups and others for events and projects in their parks and neighbourhoods.

There are three different grant streams available from www.bristol2015.co.uk...Read More »


SW Parks Conference 2014

As mentioned at our last meeting a few members went down to Exeter to the first SW parks conference.

Below is a link to Green Connect who organised the event and the site has a few of the presentations that were delivered during the day. Along with a great photo of...Read More »


Green Capital 2015 Events

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Bristol 2015 has now launched its initial Events Programme.

Details can be seen at www.bristol2015.co.uk/events where there is a pdf file to download which will be updated as more events are added.

Park Groups can sign up and add their own events to the events calendar, which will also take...Read More »


Neighbourhood Partnership Parks Consultation

Through the Neighbourhood Partnerships, a consultation is taking place that is intended to help residents and local groups, to influence Bristol City Council’s new Grounds Maintenance specification when the work is brought in-house in February 2015.

This is a separate process to the discussions that have been held between Park Groups...Read More »


Honouring Bristol’s Greenest Volunteers

The Bristol we know and enjoy everyday is one of the greenest places to live in Europe, leafy open spaces visible all around us, some subtly hidden away, and much of it the result of the tireless, unpaid efforts of thousands of our fellow citizens.

From morning birdsong to gardens...Read More »


Green Capital 2015 - Grants

With just 100 days to go until the start of Bristol’s Green Capital year the Bristol 2015 Company has revamped its website and introduced a new branding at www.bristol2015.co.uk

For Parks Forum members, the most important section of the new website at the moment is probably on the availability...Read More »


It's Your Neighbourhood Awards

This year’s RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards were announced at the Britain in Bloom – South West awards ceremony in Trowbridge on 18th September.

Many BPF member groups enter this “unique scheme for volunteer led community gardening projects/groups which are focused on cleaning up and greening up their...Read More »


National Save Our Parks Campaign

A message from the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces

SAVE OUR PARKS!

Protect and invest in the UK’s green spaces
– Help prevent the slide into crisis
– Let’s make parks a general election issue in 2015

Sign the petition

Parks and green spaces are an essential and...Read More »


Parks Maintenance

The Bristol Parks proposals to bring the grounds maintenance ‘in-house’ for at least 2 years from March 2015 were agreed at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday (1st July).

The Cabinet report can be seen here

As discussed at the BPF meeting on 28th June the plans are for the grounds maintenance...Read More »


Festival of Nature

Bristol Parks Forum will have a stand at this year’s Bristol Festival of Nature. We will be in the Green Forum tent – do come along an say hello.

The main festival weekend is on the 14th & 15th June in Millennium and Anchor Squares on the Harbourside.

As well...Read More »


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