Have your say on local parks

Bristol residents are being asked to have their say on the future of local parks across the city.

A consultation is running until 26 January – with some public events where people can ask questions from officers.

By April 2019 the council has a target to reduce what it spends each year on parks by at least £2.868 million.

The Northern Slopes in Knowle West. Picture Julie Flanagan, KWMC.

Services will need to be run in a  different way and the council says it will need  to work more with communities,  create more partnerships, and make services as efficient as possible.

The consultation lists different ways the council is considering raising revenue – including events and fee paying activities in parks and raising money from cafes.

Another option is  for community groups, organisations and business to “manage, maintain or enhance” parks and green spaces.

The next drop in sessions will be held at:

Tues 5 Dec 1 – 7pm Main Studio, Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1NL

Weds 6 Dec 1 – 6.30pm Henbury and Brentry Community Centre, Machin Road, Bristol, BS10 7HG

Thurs 14 Dec 1.30– 7.30pm Lord Mayor’s Office, 1st Floor, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

To view the consultation visit: www.bristol.gov.uk/parksconsultation. To request a freepost envelope from the consultation team email consultation@bristol.gov.uk or call 0117 922 2848.