The Council is now moving on the next stage of adopting a new set of parks byelaws. The 24 proposed byelaws focus on ensuring everyone can continue to use the city’s parks and green spaces responsibly, considerately and safely. They will also give the council and its partners scope to tackle any problem behaviour that adversely affects the enjoyment and safe use of the city’s green spaces.
Public consultation in 2013 showed 77% of respondents were in favour of revised byelaws, indicating that residents expect the council should actively manage use of, and control behaviours in, council-owned green spaces.
Why We Are Consulting
The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has given approval for Bristol to implement new byelaws, with the final decision now resting with the council.
We have published a Notice of our intent to make new byelaws. The notice period is for 28 days and this is the final time that any comments or objections can be heard by the Council. The notice end date is 22nd February 2017.
Following the notice period a meeting of Bristol’s full council in March will consider the byelaws proposal and any objections and decide whether to adopt them.