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

John Mayne, Simon Randolph, 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 238
Good news from Nesta
Newsletter 237
Newsletter 236
Newsletter 234
Newsletter 233
Newsletter 232
Parks future funding Statement to Cabinet April 2018
Newsletter 231

BPF Consultation

Previous newsletters can be read at


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Comment by Jo Corke on August 1, 2018 at 15:38
Comment by Jo Corke on July 11, 2018 at 14:24

Watering Trees

Great that we are actually having some summer weather this year! But the severe dry spell is causing some issues; a particular concern is for some of the more recently planted trees.
John Atkinson from the One Tree Per Child Project says that despite all their newly planted trees being on a two-year watering schedule some of them are really struggling and need extra help.
The message is:

  • Please water your local trees, particularly younger ones that may be struggling


  • Don’t put yourself in danger – careful crossing streets whilst holding buckets etc.


  • Grey water eg dirty dish water is fine…
Comment by Jo Corke on July 11, 2018 at 14:21
Comment by Jo Corke on June 13, 2018 at 14:20
Comment by Jo Corke on May 29, 2018 at 10:05
Comment by Jo Corke on May 27, 2018 at 13:56

Newsletter 232: In this update: BPF Meetings - Parks & Green Spaces, Future Funding – WalkFest 2018 – Bee Aware - iTree Bristol

Comment by Jo Corke on April 24, 2018 at 15:24

Bristol Parks Forum Update 231

In this update: BPF Meeting Sat 28th April - Future Vision for Parks - City Nature Challenge 27-30 April 2018 – Weather Impacts - Tree Forum Meeting 4th June - Walk Fest 2018

Comment by Jo Corke on March 28, 2018 at 17:21

Bristol Parks Forum Update 230

In this update: Parks Foundation - Green Infrastructure Resource Library - These Updates - Forwarding these emails

Comment by Jo Corke on January 8, 2018 at 11:51

Parks and Green Spaces Budget Consultation
Briefing for groups and Forum members

Th BPF committee has put together thier thoughts on the current Parks Consultation.

Rather than a draft of their response they have put together a briefing note settng out the main points that they  intend to make and giving some guidance.

There is also a separate paper with our thoughts on the possibility of a Trust or Foundation, there are links to both below:

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