Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum committee (as elected Oct 2023):

  • Chair – Len, Northern Slopes Initiative;
  • Vice Chair – vacant;
  • Derek, Stoke Lodge (treasurer);
  • Frances, Friends of Badock’s Wood;
  • Sarah, Friends of Eastville Park;
  • Ted, Owen Square Park Pals.

You can email the committee via

Please note that we are all volunteers and most of us do paid jobs during the day, we will respond to emails as soon as we can but please do not expect an instant response during the day.

We do not manage Bristol’s parks, if you have an issue in a park or are seeking permission for events or activities you should contact Bristol City Council Parks Service –

Parks Forum Email Updates

Between meetings we keep Park Groups informed of issues of interest via email.
Please email if you would like to be added to our mailing list.

We are happy to have more than one email address for your group – we will not publish these addresses or pass them to anyone else.

You can sign up & see the lastest updates via Mailchimp.

Tell Streetlink about someone sleeping rough

There are details on the Council’s website here about how to contact Streetlink & St Mungo’s who will help find somewhere for anyone sleeping rough to stay and give them support.

Reporting Parks Problems

Bristol Parks manage all parks and green spaces in the City of Bristol see

If you wish to report any problems or issues relating to your park please contact Bristol Parks directly via forms on the Council website – this is usually the quickest way to get a response:
(includes options for parks, playgrounds and direction to the tree report form)
(dedicated direct link to the tree form)
(for reporting byelaws breaches)
(to suggest ideas/improvements to parks, like improving signage or relocating bins)
(for allotments, including online applications)
(for football/cricket pitch bookings, which can now be booked on-line)

If there is not a specific webform for a particular issue then please use the best available webform to report issues.

If you wish to contact the Parks team by phone then call 0117 922 2100 and select option 4, this is open 8:30am to 6pm (Mon-Fri)

Out of hours you can contact the Council’s Emergency Control on 0117 922 2050 or call the Police on 101 or 999

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Bristol Parks please contact us via and we will try to help resolve your problem.

Other Contacts

If you witness anti social behaviour in a park or green space in Bristol, please report it to either the Council via 0117 922 2500 or the non-emergency police line on 101. Whilst a police response will not always be possible, these calls will help build up a picture of hotspots and issues in your area and are extremely valuable in helping reduce antisocial behaviour. More information on the Council’s website.

You can also contact your local councillors and discuss local problems with them, many councillors attend meetings of local park groups.