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Below are posts giving the latest news on various subjects of interest to Park Forum members.
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Next Bristol Parks Form Meeting:
Sat 12th April 9.30am – Agenda here soon.
It was with great sadness that we started the BPF meeting on Saturday (8th March) with news of the death of Justin Smith from a heart attack the previous weekend. Rob spoke briefly about Justin and Tracey Morgan, Director for Environment & Leisure at Bristol City Council, added her...Read More »
Over the past three years the Wild City Project has organised a series of events and worked with park groups and others on many of the City’s fantastic and varied nature reserves.
Run by Paula Spiers and Helen Adshead, with additional help from Justin Smith, the project...Read More »
Bristol City Council’s budget for 2014/15 was set at the Full Council meeting on 18th February.
The important news for park groups was that the proposed cut of £500,000 per year to the grounds maintenance budget was withdrawn as part of a last minute amendment. This followed the earlier withdrawls of...Read More »
Below is a list of the major Festivals & Events in Bristol for 2014 that are of particular relevance to Park Groups.
A much longer list of list of events in Bristol can also be seen at:
There will be a launch event for the Tree PiPS project at Oasis Academy Bank Leaze on 25th February. This will be a closed event for the school but will be followed by a public event on Thursday 27th at Newquay Road Playground and then further tree planting events in...Read More »
Bristol Parks Forum are now members of the Bristol Green Capital Parnership – www.bristolgreencapital.org
The Partnership is a free membership organisation whose aim is to make Bristol “a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all”.
The BPF committee agreed to join the Partnership because they considered it...Read More »
There could be three new Town Greens registered in Bristol this month.
The ‘Laundry Field’ was voluntarily declared as a TVG by the landowners this week following and agreement with Snuff Mills Action Group.
The next meeting of the Council’s Pulic Rights of Way & Greens Committee (PROWG) will consider recommendations...Read More »
Reduce work specification for parks, ground maintenance contracts Re-letting contract in 2015 and reducing the specification of works in parks. This will enable essential functions such as, but not limited to, litter picking and grass cutting to take place in all parks and green spaces.
Saving...Read More »
Blaise Castle Estate management plan has been updated outlining the site as it is today, the areas to improve and the steps required to achieve these over the next 5 years. We are seeking your views on the plan.
A public exhibition will be held...Read More »
The Mayor’s proposed budget for the next 3 years was published at 8pm on Monday 18th November. Details are on the Council’s website at:
As far as Park Groups are concerned the most significant cuts proposed are probably:
Reduce work specification for parks, ground maintenance contracts
Re-letting contract in...Read More »