The forum meets three or four times a year on Saturday mornings.
In addition the BPF committee meet senior managers at Bristol Parks prior to each meeting and at other times if it is considered necessary.
Next BPF meetings
Sat 16th October – venue to be confirmed
We also intend to hold some ad-hoc meetings on Bristol Parks Service response to the Ecological Emergency and the Bristol Future Parks Project.
Pre-covid, meetings were held on Saturday mornings in community centres around Bristol, running from 9.30 – 12.30 with a break for tea / coffee and networking at around 11am. We hope to be able to return to this form of meeting at some point but in the meantime we will continue to meet via zoom.
Our meetings are organised by the BPF. The meetings are for representatives of member groups, they are not public meetings. If you have not been to one of our meetings before any of our members will be pleased to welcome you and to explain the format and who is who. Please do introduce yourself to anyone in the room when you arrive.
Sat 15th May – Zoom – Agenda – minutes here soon.
Although our costs are low we rely on donations. Groups, or individuals, can help by donating, say, £10 a year. Donations are entirely voluntary. Donations by cash or cheque will be accepted at meetings or contact us for our bank account details.
Thank you to everyone who has made donations either on behalf of a group or as individuals. Money earmarked for meeting room costs in 2020 will be carried forward to 2021 / 2022.
Sat 13th February 2021 by zoom – Minutes
Sat 17th October 2020 – by Zoom – Minutes
Ecological Emergency Meetings:
We have held two special meetings via Zoom to continue a discussion on the Ecological & Climate Emergencies that started at our February meeting. We had intended to focus on this at our cancelled May meeting.
Saturday 8th April – Ashton Court –Minutes
Saturday 28th January – at Ashton Court – Minutes
Sat 18th June 2016 – Minutes
Sat 30th January 2016 – Minutes
Sat 10th October – Minutes
Sat 18 April, Sat 27 June
Sat 11 Oct 9.30am – Minutes.
Revised Bristol Parks Forum Terms of Reference as adopted at the meeting
Sat 12th April 2014 – Minutes
Sat 8 March 2014 – Minutes here
Sat 12 October 2013 – Minutes here
Sat 05 October 2013 – Extra meeting with Mayor, George Ferguson – Minutes here
Sat 29 June 2013 – Minutes here
Sat 9th February 2013 (re-arranged date, due to snow) – Minutes here
Papers & Links:
Justin Smith: Tree Felling – Coppicing
BNHC Bristol 99: bristol99.org.uk
Park Monitoring: Explanation and report on Monitoring – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/Monitoring
Management Plans: www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/ManagementPlans
TreeBristol: Update on park planting plans – Guide for Tree Planting Events
Sat 13th October 2012 – St Werburghs Centre – Minutes here
Papers relating to issues to be discussed:
Green Flag Awards
Capital Investment in Parks, Update – Capital Investment in Parks, programme
Proposed changes to BPF Terms of Reference
Bristol It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards 2012
Area Environment Officers – Update with names & contact details – October 2012
Area Environment Officers – Map with names & contact details – October 2012
Ash trees under threat
Report on 2012 Entente Florale, including judges comments
Slide show of Community Payback in Bristol
Sat 14th July 2012 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Sat 21 April 2012 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Information on issues discussed:
Open Public Services White Paper – www.openpublicservices.cabinetoffice.gov.uk
Knowle West Presentation by Len, NSI – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/NSI21April2012.ppt
Revised AGSP proposals for Knowle West – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/AGSP_KWest_April2012.pdf
BPF response to Central Area Action Plan Consultation – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/BPF_CAAP.pdf
National Planning Policy Framework update – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/NPPFApril 2012.pdf
Bristol Development Framework update – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/BDFApril2012.pdf
Flow Chart – approving features to be installed in parks – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/FlowChartApril2012.pdf
Area Environment Officers, Update & contacts – www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/AEONoteApril2012.pdf
Sat 14 Jan 2012 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Saturday 16 July 2011 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Saturday 16 April 2011 – at at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Agenda Note – BPF Position on the P&GSS
Agenda Note – Current Rules for Events on Bristol Parks
Saturday 29 January 2011 – at at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Saturday 10th April 2010 – Netham Pavilion – Minutes here.
The following papers give information on topics discussed:
1. Note on Organisational Change
2. List of Park Keepers
3. Events Briefing Note
4. Proposal for Park Group Agreements
5. List of Section 106 money available for Parks
Saturday 31st October 2009 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes; Events Workshop Notes; Play Pathfinder Display;
Saturday 25th July 2009 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes; App 1 – Events; App 2 – Parks’ Support to BPF
Saturday 16th May 2009 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
BPF Saturday 24th January 2009 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
BPF Saturday 11th October 2008 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Meeting with Bristol Parks 7th October 2008: Notes of meeting
BPF Saturday 12th July 2008 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
BPF Saturday 19th April 2008 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
BPF Saturday 19th January 2008 – at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here