Monthly Archives: September 2012

St George Wheel Park Project – Update No. 4

This is a brief update to tell you about progress on the St Georges Wheel Park project.

Wheelscape and a core group of wheel park users have now completed the design of some exciting new features, including a quarter pipe with flat bank hips, jump box & volcano combo, double pump bump and grind box combo!

Here is a pdf plan showing the new proposals superimposed on an aerial photo and  below is a 3D image of the proposals in the context of the existing site.

Demolition of the existing concrete feature to be replaced will take place on Monday 8th October and should take about 3 days. The demolition site will be tarmacked over.

The construction of the new features is planned to take commence later in October. I will confirm dates once these have been confirmed by Wheelscape.

regards Mark Gundry

Project Manager

St George Community Centre Fun Day 12-4pm Sunday 30th September 2012


Speedwell Fun Day at Meadow Vale Nursery Park & Community Centre Saturday – 29/9/2012

This event, as well as being fun, is also aimed at asking everyone attending, especially young people, what they would like to see happen to their green spaces and what youth services are needed in Meadow Vale.

If you would like to run a tabletop sale at this event, £5 per table, contact Alex on 07902 958584.

8 weeks of fun activities for 8-12 year olds in Meadow Vale Nursery Park (Speedwell)


Free Bat Walk in St George Park – Thursday 13th September


Criminal activity in St George Park

Information on Avon & Somerset Police website


Investing in Green Spaces in St George

The Environment Sub-Group is making recommendations to the meeting of the Neighbourhood Partnership next week for the allocation of Section 106 money to improve parks in St George. We are asking for money to be allocated to St George Park and the River Avon Trail. This follows requests to the last meeting for money for Rodney Road Playing Field and at Meg Thatchers which were approved.

You can see the proposals via the links below:
–   Report to 11th September 2012 meeting
–   Report to 26th June 2012 meeting

The allocation of money is based on the St George Green Space Investment Plan as adopted by the Partnership at its meeting on 6th December 2011.

More information on how the plan evolved can be seen here.

Section 106 is money that developers pay to off-set the impact of their development on local people. There is around £200,000 available to invest in St George.

It is important that decisions on investment are made by people who live near and use the green spaces in St George. If you would like to get involved and help decide how money should be invested in your green space please come to one of the sub-group meetings, the dates are listed at

Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting – 11 September 2012

The draft minutes of this meeting are not yet available

The next meeting of the St George Neighbourhood Partnership is on Tuesday 11 September.

Items to be discussed include:
* Council proposals for piloting a new approach to Neighbourhood working within the St George Neighbourhood Partnership Area
* £56,000 of improvements for St George Park plus £7,000 for CCTV in the adjoining car park
* Fishing Byelaw for St George Park
* Wellbeing Grant applications: £3,000 for premises improvements at St George Community Association, £5,000 to consider options for the future of Meadow Vale Community Centre and £3,000 for electric scooter storage facilities for Primrose Close Social Club.

The meeting will be held at Summerhill Methodist Church Hall, 5 Air Balloon Road, St George, Bristol BS5 8LB, and will commence at 7.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Papers for the meeting, including the agenda, are available here.