The Council is continuing with the process of adopting a new set of parks byelaws for Bristol. 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 consultation will help determine how we apply ‘designated areas’ for certain activities in the parks to which byelaws apply. It will also seek opinion on which sites the byelaws should apply to – only those for which there is evidence of some nuisance behaviour or other sites too.
The consultation will also inform a regulatory assessment of the proposed byelaws which the council will submit to the Department of Communities and Local Government as part of the adoption process.
People without access to the internet can request a paper copy of the consultation information and survey by telephoning 0117 9223719.