Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the Minutes of previous meetings and the Agenda for the coming meeting.

Strictly speaking it is the group that is a member of the BPF, though they are happy to add several people from each group to the mailing list. Also anyone from the group is welcome to attend BPF meetings, though strictly speaking there should only be two representatives from each group. We would only need to restrict our numbers if the meetings became too popular!

Currently we have three Friends of St Andrews Park (FOSAP) interested in BPF, but it is an open group and you would be welcome too.

John Mayne, Jo Corke, Steve Perry.
Minutes of the previous BPF Meeting, at:
As well as official minutes we get informal newsletters and we publish them below.
From October 2017 follow the MailChimp links for the newsletters.
Newsletter 273
Newsletter 272

Newsletter 271

Social Distancing in the park
Newsletter 270
Parks & formal volunteering
Newsletter 269
Newsletter 268
Newsletter 267
Newsletter 266
Newsletter 265
Newsletter 264
Newsletter 263
Newsletter 262
Newslatter 261
Newsletter 260
Newsletter 259
Newsletter 258
Newsletter 257
Newsletter 256

Bristol Wins
Good news from Nesta
Parks future funding Statement to Cabinet April 2018

BPF Consultation

Previous newsletters can be read at


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Comment by Jo Corke on Wednesday
Comment by Jo Corke on May 11, 2020 at 13:09
Comment by Jo Corke on March 29, 2020 at 14:09

There is ongoing advice about using the Park at this BPF Mailchimp link.

Comment by Jo Corke on March 18, 2020 at 16:21

This advice has come from Jon James as Head of Parks and is supported by the Parks Forum Committee after discussions with Ella Hogg. As a result of the recent statement from the Government all formal volunteering in parks should now stop.

This is not to imply in anyway that parks are closed. In fact they are more important now than ever as places where people who are not self-isolating can get out in the fresh air and enjoy nature. But do so while keeping a distance between yourself and other visitors.

It might be an ideal opportunity to visit those less well known spaces or parts of spaces.

Also as individuals you can still do your bit by litter picking etc.

Comment by Jo Corke on March 11, 2020 at 12:05
Comment by Jo Corke on March 11, 2020 at 12:04
Comment by Jo Corke on November 7, 2019 at 12:49

We are part of a large responsibility for BCC. This from the Job application for a new Head of Parks:

2,217 hectares Our park is about 5 hectares.
9 cemeteries and crematoria…
54,000 trees... We have a couple of hundred of them
432 parks and green spaces...

137 buildings…and much more!

Comment by Jo Corke on November 7, 2019 at 12:42
Comment by Jo Corke on October 7, 2019 at 16:42
Comment by Jo Corke on September 16, 2019 at 8:10

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