Parks and Green Spaces

Closes 29 Jan 2018

Opened 6 Nov 2017


By April 2019 the council has a target to reduce what it spends each year on parks by at least £2.868 million.  This means services will need to be run in a very different way; we will need to work more with communities, make more money, create more partnerships, make services as efficient as possible and reduce some of the things we do now.  As we move forward we want to be positive and ambitious for our parks whilst being clear that we have to work differently to maintain a much valued level of service citywide.

In order to make the savings, we have taken the approach of trying to earn as much money as possible so we can keep service reductions to a minimum.  The alternative would be to make the savings by reducing the service and removing facilities which cost the council a considerable amount of money to keep and maintain.

Our proposals are described in the survey below. Please give us your views.

We have the consultation available translated into British Sign Language here:

BSL Parks and Green Spaces Consultation

Savings to other services

You can see the full list of savings which we propose to make over the next five years as part of our Corporate Strategy and Budget Consultation at


Drop in sessions

In addition to the current online Parks Consultation we will be hosting drop in sessions with parks officers available to discuss the content of the consultation with members of the public. These will take place on the following dates:

Mon 4th Dec 1pm – 7pm Netham Pavilion, Netham Park, Avonvale Road, Netham, Bristol, BS5 9RZ

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

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

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


Next steps

Your feedback, along with the views of other local groups and partners and the results of our Equalities Impact Assessment, will be taken in to consideration in developing a set of final proposals that match local needs wherever possible. The proposals will be put to the Mayor and his Cabinet to make a final decision. In making a decision they will also take consultation responses and the Equalities Impact Assessment into consideration.

The consultation results and the council’s decision on how to deliver future services will be published in early 2018.

Give Us Your Views


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Business
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Parks and green spaces