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Bristol Parks Forum Update

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BPF Meeting 20th October

We are in the process of finalising the agenda for our next meeting (which will also be our AGM) and it should appear on the website at sometime next week.

If you are interested in joining the committee or standing as Chair or Vice-chair please let us know.

A reminder that we hope to formally adopt our Vision at the meeting so if you haven't already done so please let us have your thoughts


Park Group Info

A reminder that we have links to park group websites as well as facebook and twitter accounts in the panel on the right-hand side of our website. There is also information, including contact details, for the groups that are formally members of the BPF at
Please let me know if any of this information needs updating for your group.

New Groups

I am pleased to say that a new park group has recently been formed in St George – Friends of Colebrook Park - they have a facebook group at
Castle Park also now has its own Facebook group where you can post thoughts, happening and events in and around Castle Park. It can be found on  
There is also a new group coming together for St Anne’s Park in Brislington.

Stoke Park Accessible Path

A consultation is now open regarding upgrading a path in Stoke Park. The Council’s proposal is to upgrade an existing path connecting Lockleaze with Jellicoe Avenue at the eastern edge of the park, to create a new all-weather accessible path for both walkers (including families with push-chairs, older people, and those with mobility difficulties) and cyclists.
The consultation is open until Sunday 4th of November at   
There is a drop-in session at the Old Library on Muller Road between 12pm and 3pm tomorrow (Friday 5th of October).
The plans will also be discussed at a public meeting at The Cameron Centre at Gainsborough Square in Lockleaze - on Tuesday 9th of October between 6pm and 8pm.
There is some discussion about the path on the Stoke park facebok group, including a suggested alternative route -

Future Proof Parks

You may have seen an article about this project that has received £300,000 of Heritage Lottery Funding in the Bristol Post – if you did please ignore it!
This is a national project running over three years.
“Future Proof Parks will harness the energies and talents of young people aged 11-25 years and, through training and mentoring, encourage them to support 60 ‘Friends of Park groups’ across five areas of England to care for their local historic parks and landscapes.”
Bristol is one of the five areas selected and the project aims to work with four park groups in Bristol in each of the three years – so 12 different park groups will receive support.
Getting young people involved with park groups should benefit all of us, not just the park groups directly involved so I hope that this is a project that groups will engage with.
There are more details at
For further information please contact:
Charley Murrell
Project Manager and Community Worker
Groundwork South  
01179 103930 or 07833128737

The Tawny Owl Calling Survey

Registration for the BTO Tawny Owl Calling Survey is fully open and the survey period itself has started from 30th Sept !
Please consider taking part in this simple 20 minute, one evening a week survey for as many weeks you want to.  It runs from 30th September 2018 to 30th March 2019.
It is specifically designed to be carried out from gardens and other self-selected locations, e.g. parks and green spaces, with no standard time/day required from week to week, nor does missing some weeks matter so please check out the survey web pages to find out more and sign up. Zero records are just as important as recording owls, so even if you don't expect them where you are, please still consider taking part. Any enquiries about this survey are best directed to the BTO Garden Birdwatch team

Autumn Litter Blitz

This is running from 15th to 28th of October with support from the Council and Bristol Waste
If you/someone you know would like to organise a litter pick, you can book the equipment via our website:
Rob Acton-Campbell
Bristol Parks Forum
Parks Forum, next meeting  – 20th Oct, Redcatch Community Centre

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