Meetings

The forum meets at least four times a year. In addition the BPF committee meet senior managers at Bristol Parks prior to each meeting and at other times if it is considered necessary.

Our meetings are organised by the BPF, with the support of Bristol Parks. 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.

Meetings are held on Saturday mornings 9.30 – 12.30 with a break for tea / coffee and networking at around 11am.

Last Meeting:
Saturday 8th April – Ashton Court -Minutes

Other 2017 Parks Forum Meeting dates:
24 June; 14 Oct – Venues to be confirmed.

Previous meetings:

Saturday 28th January – at Ashton Court – Minutes

Sat 15th Oct 2016 at Windmill Hill City FarmMinutes

Sat 18th June 2016 – Minutes

Sat 16th April 2016 – MinutesNotes of BPF Review

Sat 30th January 2016 – Minutes

Sat 10th October – Minutes

Sat 18 April, Sat 27 June

Sat 31 January – Minutes
Presentations (pdf): South Bristol SkylineParkWorkParkHive
Parks Structure Chart (issued after the meeting)

Sat 11 Oct 9.30am – Minutes.
Revised Bristol Parks Forum Terms of Reference as adopted at the meeting

Sat 28th June – MinutesWorkshop notes

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 13 April 2013 – Minutes hereWorkshop notes

Sat 9th February 2013 (re-arranged date, due to snow) – Minutes here
Papers & Links:
Justin Smith: Tree FellingCoppicing
BNHC Bristol 99: bristol99.org.uk
Park Monitoring: Explanation and report on Monitoringwww.bristolparksforum.org.uk/Monitoring
Management Plans: www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/ManagementPlans
TreeBristol: Update on park planting plansGuide for Tree Planting Events

Sat 13th October 2012 – St Werburghs CentreMinutes here
Papers relating to issues to be discussed:
Green Flag Awards
Capital Investment in Parks, UpdateCapital 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

Sat 15 Oct 2011- at Windmill Hill City Farm – Minutes here
Papers on Neighbourhood Engagement TeamCommittee as elected

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 9 October 2010 – at Netham PavilionMinutes here

Saturday 17 July 2010 – Netham Pavilion – Minutes
The main subject of discussion was the Area Green Space Plans.
The minutes include links to the various appendix documents.

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 16th January 2010 – Vassall Centre, Fishponds BS16 2QQ – Minutes here.
This meeting was followed by a very interesting visit to Snuff Mills hosted by the Snuff Mills Action Group.

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