February 21, 2017
Sadly the funding from the Salcombe Road land sale which we were promised for the Broad Walk entrance and the small new entrance from Redcatch Road has been taken back in the current spending freeze at the city council.

The Wellbeing Fund has also been stopped and we had agreement for funding for the last of our murals - on the toilet block.

I have though been successful in securing funding from the Nisbit Foundation so the mural can go ahead!  I will post details on FB when this is being painted by David Bryant. 

We are exploring other possible funding for the Redcatch Road entrance but this is proving to be more expensive than we planned because BCC seem insistent that we have a chicane which is DDA compliant when we only wanted a small pinch gate entrance. 

With the felling of the beautiful silver leafed Maple we felt it would be a good idea to make some use of the logs by putting them in the play area but also make use of the stump.  So FORP has found enough money in the kitty to pay for our wonderful bench carver to return to the park and carve an owl on top of the stump.  Another fine piece of art work for the park. 



September 6, 2016
Our next quarterly meeting is on Wednesday 14 Sept at 7.30pm in the park pavilion.  Come and hear update about the next improvements and funding and proposed use of the croquet green.  Everyone welcome. If you use the park then come and let us hear your views.

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Plans for 2016

February 18, 2016
With land sale money becoming available to Knowle Ward we are costing various plans, discussed at our recent FORP meeting, for improvements around the park.  The list is an aspiration and we can't promise we can secure funding for everything but by not being too ambitious we might!  These include Improving the main entrance with increased parking, disabled parking and more attractive entrance. The flowerbed will be reinstated inside the park and replanted. A short gravel path from Stoneleigh ...
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new equipment

August 28, 2015
2 pieces of gym equipment are being installed shortly plus a picnic table by the pavilion plus another bench at the bottom of the gravel path. The gym pieces were funded through Lloyds Bank FORP  funded the rest. 
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Launch of Skyline Walk

April 9, 2015
We have the "launch" of the route on Saturday May 9th.

Starting at 2pm from the main entrance of Bristol Temple Meads Station Postcode: BS1 6QF

If you want to come along - we will be walking the long route. The route is designed so that if you wish you can break off from walking the route and return to Temple Meads/Central Bristol by bus.

Under the Walking Festival categories the walk is:
Accessible by Bus
Buggy Friendly
Has steep sections/steps
There are places for refreshments
It is aimed well bein...
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South Bristol Skyline Walk

March 16, 2015


The Bristol South Skyline Walk, (funded by Bristol Green Capital 2015) is an exciting new walking and running route for walkers, pram/buggy user



The route aims to:

1 Showcase Bristol through view of Bristol’s Skyline

2 Increase opportunities for people to socialise; and improve their health and wellbeing

3 Enable people to discover the green spaces in our area

4 Tell people about the people, history and wildlife in our area.


It is for p...

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Interpretation Boards

January 26, 2015
We have been included on website "Neighbourly" which hopes to attract funding for community projects from businesses and local supporters for local projects.  We are seeking £2000 to create interpretation boards for the park to inform park users of the wildlife, trees, plants they can find in the park.  Please post to your Facebook or spread the word of our project.
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January 21, 2015

As part of Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Celebrations the three wards in our Neighbourhood Partnership are working together to combine their funding and create the exciting concept proposed by VPAG  of a walk for all ages and abilities taking in all our amazing green spaces. Starting at Bath Bridge it will include The Feeder, Spark Evans Park, Arnos Vale Cemetery and Arnos Park, Redcatch Park and Perrett Park, Springfield Allotments and Northern Slopes (...

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New Benches

October 24, 2014
Three new attractive benches have been installed - two on existing empty plinths, with a third where users requested - alongside the new path around football pitches. These were purchased from a generous donation from Bristol South Croquet club which are sadly closing this month. Thank you to all the members.  We now have no empty plinth which is a wonderful achievement because 14 years ago there were no usable seats in the park. We will continue to seek funding to add additional seats and re...
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New football pitch path

June 10, 2014
BCC have again been asked to inspect and correct the section of the new path along Redcatch Road. It runs to the side and is impossible for wheelchair and buggie users to use safely.
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