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Parks Foundation – Online Training

The first of these events is on Wednesday – still some places left!
These are free to attend and will be over Zoom. Please note that there are limited places at these events, therefore early booking is advised

Accessing Grants

Wednesday 7 April, 5 pm - 7 pm - Book here

Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers 

Wednesday 21 April 5 pm - 7 pm – Book here
Using Social media
Wednesday 19 May, 5 pm – 7 pm - Book here 

All the sessions are designed in response to feedback from volunteer groups and aim to equip you with the learning and inspiration to support activities in your park or green space.
Should you have any queries, please email 

Please share the details with members of your group or contacts that you think will be interested.
The Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation is planning a week of fundraising for later in the month to help it do more to support park groups and others working in parks – watch this space!

Parks and climate and disability

I work for the Bristol Disability Equality Forum on the Bristol Green Capital Partnership’s Community Climate Action project. You can find more information about the project here:
As part of the work we’re making a video for Disabled people about Bristol reaching net-zero and why they should get involved.
We’re looking for concrete plans to film for the project and also interviewees, and as part of the climate plan is to ensure that everyone lives within 10 minutes of green space.
It’d be great to find a Disabled person able to speak about how Disabled people will be involved/impacted by the nature elements of the net-zero plans. If you anyone who might be appropriate it would be much appreciated if you could point me in their direction.
Many thanks,
Emma Geen (she/her)
Bristol Disability Equality Forum - Projects' Coordinator and Community Climate Action coordinator
Normal working hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 9-5pm and Fridays 9 - 6pm
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Reminder - Please Check Your Group’s Listing

All groups that are formally members of the Parks Forum are listed on our website at
The links take you to a pdf with brief details of the group and contact details, this was taken from your original membership form, with any updates that I have been asked to make since.
Please check that the information for your group is correct and let me know, either that it is OK or that it needs changing, especially if it hasn’t been changed recently.
Entries which have been updated / confirmed in the last five years now show the year of last update in the listing.
Entries that are over 5-years old where the details haven’t been confirmed, will be deleted if I don’t hear from the group by the end of the month.

Elections 2021

A reminder about the Bristol Green Capital Partnership hustings:
West of England Mayor: 6.00pm Monday 19th April 2021
Bristol Mayor: 6.00pm Tuesday 27th April 2021
You can submit your questions here and book a place at these online events via the Bristol Green Capital Partnership website -

YOUR FOREST - Radio series and sound map for Bristol

Thank you to Dougal in Brislington for this information:
A new, exciting project about urban forests, woodlands and parks has just launched in Bristol.
We’ve brought together a network of community radio stations throughout England to broadcast a special series about urban forests and trees – looking at how important these green areas to communities living in and around towns and cities.
You can listen to the series as it goes out, via our website, or tune into the radio station most local to you - BCfm. 
As part of the project we’re creating a unique soundmap of recordings from local parks, woods or forests.  We’re inviting people to go to their local area of trees, record a minute of sounds on their phone and then submit it to be part of the map.  It’s really easy to do and explained on the ‘Your Forest’ website
Rob Acton-Campbell
Bristol Parks Forum   
Due to the Coronavirus BPF normal meetings are cancelled until further notice but we are holding meetings by Zoom – provisional dates for the rest of 2021 are Saturdays 15th May & 16th October.
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