Play Area Update March 2019
The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.
Sarah Cemlyn has posted this good news about our Park Children’s Play area.
This is to let you know about the successful FoSAP grant applications to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government Pocket Parks Plus Fund, of £32,500 (including £7,500 matched funding from Bristol City Council Assets Team) and to Ibstock Enovert Trust, £20,031 (with 60% matched funding provided by the Pocket Parks Plus fund).
Possible further development of the play area in St Andrews Park
Friends of St Andrews Park, in consultation with Bristol City Council, is considering the longer term needs of the play area in the park, including the playground and paddling pool. The play area is very popular but some of the equipment is ageing, some groups of children may be less well catered for, and there are some issues with drainage and layout on the site. FoSAP is therefore in the process of applying for a Wellbeing grant from the Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Partnership for a survey and outline design from a landscape architect for possible redesign and redevelopment of the play area. If the application, to be submitted by 24th August, is successful, this would be just the first stage and a basis for local consultation in what might be a much longer term project.
The views of park users and local people will be a crucial element of this project. FoSAP looks forward to hearing any questions, suggestions or proposals that you would like to put forward at this early stage about the play area. You may respond here or to firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks and Play Fund 2015/16
Following the request at our meeting on 30th January, Gillian Douglas (Service Director for parks) has sent us the list of projects that Bristol Parks is working to deliver using the Mayor’s £500,000 parks and play fund for 2015/16.
The list can be seen here: www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/ParksPlayFeb15.pdf
Gillian says that the Parks Service is making every effort to deliver these projects by 31/3/16.
Bristol’s spaces to play are better than ever following a £3m programme of improvements. Now, over 30 local parks and play spaces have been remodelled and improved as part of the campaign to encourage children to play outdoors.
Go Places To Play is a Bristol City Council sponsored website aimed at children and lists all the play areas available in the city.
Go Places Do Things is a Bristol City Council sponsored website for 13 – 19 year olds in Bristol.
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