Better Parks and Open Spaces in Henbury & Brentry

Closed 25 Mar 2017

Opened 16 Feb 2017

Results expected 7 Apr 2017

Feedback Updated 22 Nov 2017

We Asked

We asked which parks and green spaces in Henbury and Brentry ward are most important to local residents, and which are highest priority for around £80,000 of improvements.

You Said

130 responded – thank you. Crow Lane open space was the stand out most visited, highest rated, cared about most strongly and respondents highest priority for improvements, with Barnards Park and Okebourne Road the overall second and third respectively. There were some thoughts to specific ideas already generated and some new ideas.

We Did

The results of this survey have been considered by a group of residents and a local Councillor, supported by Neighbourhood Partnership and Parks officers in May 2017. The group focused on the top three parks and open spaces, and prioritised the following proposals:

  1. Bins and benches – various sites
  2. Multi-use games area – Crow Lane open space
  3. Outdoor gym equipment – Crow Lane open space
  4. Trim Trail – Okebourne Road open space
  5. Various – Barnards Park

This list denotes, in priority order, which projects should be progressed with the available funding. This does not mean that all five can be achieved. The group will also look at other funding options to increase the amount of improvements that could be achieved.

The Neighbourhood Partnership agreed these recommendations in June 2017 and asked the group to progress these proposals. Parks officers have since been carrying out site surveys to determine precise costs for realising these projects. When this is complete the group will meet to decide on exactly which projects will be progressed.

If you would like to see the full survey results report or if you would be keen to be involved with the group who exploring how much could be achieved then please contact the officer.


We are consulting on the key improvements which local people want to see in  their parks and open spaces within Henbury and Brentry. The Neighbourhood Partnership has approx. £80,000 to spend and this will be spent to deliver the main priorities which come from this survey. The consultation will also invite residents who want to contribute directly to their local green spaces to build on existing Friends of Groups. The survey will shape the longer term vision for the Henbury and Brentry Community Plan and inform future bids for funding to deliver improvements.

Paper surveys are available at: Henbury Library, Bradgate & Willow Tree Surgery, Henbury Leisure Centre, Pet-Alls Florist (Crow Lane), The Old Crow Pub, and Head Cases Hairdressers (Charlton Rd, Brentry). People can also drop off completed paper surveys at these venues for regular collection.

Why We Are Consulting

We want to make sure the £80,000 available for immediate improvements is spent on the ideas which have most support from residents. The Neighbourhood Partnership will use the information from the survey to do this.

What Happens Next

The results of this survey will be looked at by a Parks working group made up of Henbury & Brentry Councillors and local residents. They will identify the most supported improvement suggested and explore the costs of delivering them with Bristol City Council. Once that is clear they will put forward recommendations to the a Neighbourhood Partnership event in June 2017 for the ward councillors to make the final decision on allocating the funding to deliver the Parks work. If you are interested in taking part in this group you can give us your details when you complete the survey.


  • Henbury and Brentry


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Council tenants
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Voluntary sector
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Communication
  • Spending
  • Environment
  • Disability
  • Health services and facilities
  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport and leisure