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In this update:
  • Bristol Green Capital Partnership Event TOMORROW - 29th September

  • A reminder from the last update from Future Parks   

  • Health & Safety Training Dates

  • Next Park Group Volunteers get together - please let them know your preference

  • News

        - litter bin removals
        - Bristol Parks Capital Maintenance

        - Future Proof Parks and Young Volunteers


Bristol Green Capital Partnership Event TOMORROW - 29th September
Have you booked your place at our next gathering COP26: Cities vs the Climate and Nature Crises on 29 September 9.30-11.30?

This online event will explore how cities can and are leading the way in tackling the climate and nature crises with radical and urgent action.
Future Parks Update
The Future Parks website has been updated.
The first phase of Bristol Future Parks will pilot an Expression of Interest process, due to open on 25 October 2021.
The pilot sites are:
  • Blaise Castle Estate
  • Eastville Park
  • Dame Emily Park
  • Chaplin Road Green Space
  • Sea Mills Recreation Ground


Health & Safety Training

From Ella Hogg, Volunteer Coordinator, Bristol Parks Dept

We have a couple of new Health and Safety Training course dates (in person), now bookable:

22nd October at Kings Weston House 9.30am - 2.45pm

25th October at Redcatch Park Pavilion 9.30am - 2.45pm


Message to Park Group Voluntees

Hello Park Group Volunteers,

We hope you have had a wonderful summer catching up with friends and family and maybe getting away.


We are working with Charlee and the team at Your Park Bristol & Bath to plan our next cross city get together. We are looking forward to seeing you to celebrate everything park groups have achieved in 2021, learn from one another and socialise. We have pencilled in Saturday 29th January as we know everyone will be prioritising friends and family over the Christmas period this year and this bring us to the key question:


In person or online?

We would love to be with you in person, however we recognise that not everyone will be comfortable with that. We would of course prioritise finding a well ventilated space with enough room to distance from one another, but before we invest in find a venue and planning they, we would like to know from you what you would prefer. For context, we would hope to have representatives from approximately 100 park groups across Bristol and Bath present.


Please complete this very quick survey to let us know your preferences:


We will be in touch to let you know the plans in October.


All the best, Charlee (YourParkBB), Ella (BCC) and Jeremy (BaNES)


Your Park Bristol & Bath

@yourparkbb @bennett_charlee


Len has flagged up this article about a litter bin removal trial by the City Council.

The Bristol Parks Forum has surveyed members during the Summer about waste and litter in our Parks and a brief report of the survey results will be ready soon.

Bristol Parks Capital Maintenance
Bristol City Council Cabinet Decision on Parks Capital Maintenance from 14th September 2021 Cabinet Meeting.
Attached to the decision are Annexes which show which parks will be benefitting from the money; and a list of the new machinery to be purchased.

Future Proof Parks

Fields in Trust has partnered with green space charity Groundwork and The National Youth Agency on the 'Future Proof Parks', programme funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

Future Proof Parks

The project is supporting Friends of parks groups and local young people to work together in a series of innovative projects which will support heritage parks and widen the understanding of their importance. The aim is to encourage young people to join their local friends of park groups and volunteer to preserve and celebrate the local spaces that matter to the communities they live in.

The three-year programme has been awarded funding through the National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust programme, which aims to enable more young people to be involved in the UK's heritage.

More information including helpful advice about how to encourage younger people to get involved in your park here


Sent by Frances Robertson on behalf of
Bristol Parks Forum   
The minutes from the May meeting are on our website at Next meeting Sat 16th October – we will decide nearer the time whether this can be a face to face meeting or whether it will be on zoom.

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