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Budget Set for 2014

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The important news for park groups was that the proposed cut of £500,000 per year to the grounds maintenance budget was withdrawn as part of a last minute amendment.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 »

Bristol Festivals & Events 2014

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:

Please email us if you know of any events that you...Read More »

Tree PiPS Planting Events

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 »

Green Capital Partnership

Bristol Parks Forum are now members of the Bristol Green Capital Parnership –

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 »

Three New Town Greens?

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 »

BPF Response to Budget Consultation

R-PL-005 Parks

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

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 »

Bristol City Council Budget

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:

R-PL-005 Parks
Reduce work specification for parks, ground maintenance contracts
Re-letting contract in...Read More »

Green Volunteer Awards

Nominate now for Green Volunteer Awards!

Bristol Natural History Consortium are holding their third Green Volunteering Awards ceremony on 28th November from 7.30-9.00pm at Armada House in central Bristol.

The awards recognise the outstanding contribution of volunteers and voluntary projects to Bristol reputation as a centre for excellence in sustainable culture,...Read More »

Central Area Plan & Castle Park

(Scroll down for links to further information & updates)

The latest stage in the production of the new ‘Bristol Local Plan’ (previously referred to as the Local Development Framework) is the issue of the Preferred options consultation document for the Central Area Plan. The consultation runs until 18 October 2013.

The full...Read More »

The State of Your Park

There are currently two surveys where you can give feedback on the state of your park.

The first is Bristol based. A Parks and Estates Satisfaction survey has gone live from today and runs for 12 weeks.

This is for all park users there will be posters and notices placed in the...Read More »

Guided Walks in Parks & Green Spaces

Bristol’s huge range of parks and green spaces is great to explore by yourself, but many park groups also arrange guided walks to help you find out more about the wildlife and history of the sites.

For Bristol’s large estates download a guide with details of walks and other events...Read More »

Work for TreeBristol

Bristol is serious about doubling its tree canopy cover. As part of this ambition, TreeBristol are looking to appoint three people who can work as part of a team and with partners to deliver the new Tree Pips project.

According to your skills and experience you will teach primary school...Read More »

Kings Weston Walks

Kings Weston Action Group have just launched a new walking guide, their second.

There are more details about the launch in the Bristol Post here

Both walks start from  Shirehampton Road car park and are about 2.5miles. The atractive colour guides have clear maps and directions.

The guides can be downloaded...Read More »

Refurbished Old Bowling Green on Brandon Hill

Free Yoga, Tai Chi, and Keep Fit Classes.

This year marked the completion of the Friends of Brandon Hill Project to refurbish the Old Bowling Green. The project was Lottery Funded through the Community Spaces Programme.

The space has already been used for out door plays as part of the Bristol Shakespeare...Read More »

Green Flag Awards 2013

There are 12 Green Flag winners in Bristol this year.

The Green Flag Award Scheme covers the whole of the UK and recognises well-managed, high-quality green spaces. Any green space in the UK is eligible to win this award providing it is freely accessible to the public.

Parks Forum member Read More »

A Plea for Trees

As you may have noticed some of the trees we have planted this year and even in previous years are struggling in this hot weather. We have been increasing our watering rounds so the contractors are working flat out to ensure all the recently planted trees are being watered once...Read More »

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