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Improving Green Spaces in St George

There has been a lot happening in St George’s green spaces over the past couple of months:

Successful Grant Applications

Initial1Last month, Troopers Hill Field and Dundridge Park both received grant awards for improved play areas from SITA Trust.

This month there is more good news from Dundridge Park with grants from Cory Environmental Trust and the Tesco Bags of Help scheme.

There is also good news for Meadow Vale, which has also received a grant from Cory Environmental Trust for new play facilities. This is an award of nearly £50,000 for installing a Natural Play Area adjacent to the neighbouring Children’s Centre. This is planned to include log and net jungle climbing facilities; a play mound with wide slide; stepping logs and boulders.

The grants for Meadow Vale & Dundridge were secured through Friends of Dundridge Park and Meadow Vale Community Association working with a fundraiser paid for by St George Neighbourhood Partnership.

One Tree per ChildTree Planting

Trough One Tree per Child Bristol new trees have been planted this winter in St George Park, Dundridge Park, Troopers Hill Field and Plummers Hill.

2016_0219_134037At Plummers Hill a new carved bench was also installed in memory of Becky Watts, the Neighbourhood Partnership part funded this by donating funds that could otherwise have paid for a standard park bench.

Improved Entrances

Rodney RoadWork has also been going on at Meadow Vale, Plummers Hill and Rodney Road to install new entrances. The work at Plummers Hill and Meadow Vale was funded by Bristol Parks, while that at Rodney Road is being paid for by ‘Section 106′ money allocated by the Partnership.

More Improvements?

All these improvements relate to priorities in the St George Neighbourhood Plan. At the Environment sub-group meeting on Thursday 3rd March we will be discussing updates to the Environment section of the plan, if there are improvements you would like to see to your local space then please come along.

Details of all St George Neighbourhood Partnership meetings can be seen at www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings

You can find the locations for all the green spaces in St George on the Discover East Bristol Map

New improved look for Rodney Road Playing Fields

Local residents and members of The Kingsway Youth Centre eagerly planted out over a 1000 spring bulbs yesterday, to bring some spring colour to the once neglected playing fields.  The bulbs have been funded through the St George NP devolved Clean & Green budget.   Local residents have also been campaigning for some investment through the S106 funding to be spent in the playing fields.  So far three seats, a set of mini goal posts and litter bins have recently been installed.  The fields are mainly used by dog walkers, it is hoped that the recent investments will encourage more of the community to make use of these playing fields, as they are seen as a real community asset..

Local resident Rebecca Lisle-Taylor brought along her family, and were joined by John Hooper another local resident and members of the Kingsway Youth Centre.  Denise James, Area Environment Officer said, “It was great, everyone who came along really enjoyed planting out the bulbs, we are all looking forward to seeing them in the Spring, they will certainly brighten up the playing fields.  We are just waiting for the Notice Board to be installed and then we can start promoting the Friends of Group.  There are also plans to enhance the side entrance to the playing fields with a new gate and new notice board, it is hoped that these works will make the site more attractive to the local community. Well done and thanks to everyone who came along”.

A Friends of Rodney Road Playing Fields Facebook page has been set up on www.facebook.com/RodneyRdPlayingFieldBristol.

 

Improvements to Rodney Rd Playing Fields – join in to make them even better

Read about the improvements in this article in Our City.

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 www.stgeorgenp.org.uk/meetings