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Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Parks Improvement Plan


Publicly accessible open space in Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill


What has been done so far?

Government Urban Green Spaces Taskforce

Audit of Bristol's green spaces - quantity, location, facilities, quality.

CONSULTATION How can parks be improved - key issues and problems.

Publish draft Parks and Green Space Strategy

CONSULTATION

Publish final Parks and Green Space Strategy

CONSULTATION How do we improve parks locally and implement the PGSS?

Publish Area Green Space Plan ideas and options paper.

CONSULTATION

Neighbourhood Partnership work

National Planning Policy Guidance


What is a Parks Improvement Plan? Bristol City Council has been working to wards an improvement and investment plan for the city's parks and open spaces for a number of years. The role of the investment plan is to help decision making when investing in green spaces in the long term. They act at a strategic level and provide a broad framework for what investment is needed and where. The investment plan should seek to deliver the policies and standards of the Parks and Green Space Strategy, the primary objective of which is to provide good access to different types of space and park facilities for all member of the community. We are now entering the final stage of this process, which needs to focus upon the priorities and needs of the local area. The creation of a priority list will direct spending of money as it becomes available. What is the task? We are asking you to consider both the options set out in this document along with the results of the public consultation held from June to October 2010 to create a set of spending priorities for your Neighbourhood Partnership. What do you need to do? 1. Rank parks in the order in which you think money should be spent. This is based upon which parks you think require investment and improvement more urgently than others. It is important to consider all the parks in the area, not just the park close to you. Information on all the parks are available in this pack, including the 'Quality Assessment' Score that indicates the physical condition of each park. How each park was assessed can be found at www.bristol.gov.uk/parkstrategy under the link for Manual for Assessing Quality. 2. Rank which facilities are needed in individual spaces in order of importance. This document sets out a number of improvements or new facilities. The order shown here has been determined by the results of the public consultation held from June to October 2010 3. Consider any strategic themes that could be overall priorities These could be such things as enhancing play areas across the area, providing space and facilities for older people or enhancing areas for wildlife.


What is the task?

Neighbourhood Partnership work

Agree and invite a representative group from the Partnership

Consider process

Carry out task with officer support

Draw up recommendations or options

Consult locally on recommendations / options

Partnership adopts final recommendations

Make amendments

Review in 5 years


Resources and Information - Available on line at www.bristol.gov.uk/parkstrategy Parks and Green Space Strategy (PGSS): The Strategy is the embodiment of national and local policy guidance and provides minimum standards that open space in the city should be attaining. It helps the Council adhere to Planning Policy Guidance 17 and has informed the new Bristol Development Framework and planning policies. The Strategy was formed over two years of research and consultation and has been cited by CABE as a case study for green space strategies and received a LARIA award for its level of public research. PGSS Cabinet Report dated February 2008: Includes information on the public consultation results 'How should Bristol's Parks be improved'. PGSS Public Research Report July 2007: Contains a comprehensive range of consultation data collected from April 2005 – March 2006 and was used in generating the policies of the PGSS. Area Green Space Plan Ideas and Options Papers: The Ideas and Options Paper includes AGSP Officer's recommendations for strategic spatial uses and facilities for parks and open spaces. The recommendations were formed through extensive stakeholder consultation work and advise from expert professionals such as the council's Planning and Nature Conservation Officers. AGSP Cabinet Report dated 16th December 2010: Includes background information on the methodology of the AGSP's, and includes the Consultation Summary report and the Equalities Impact Assessment Area Green Space Plan: Method, process and principles: This paper gives an overview of how AGSP's were formulated, sets out what they want to achieve and how each individual Neighbourhood plan is viewed as part of a city strategy. Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS): Provides a framework for decisions related to planning and investment into sports facilities and provides key proposals for formally organised sport across the City, such as upgrading pitches and changing rooms. The Strategy was formulated through consultation with local sports clubs, education providers, National Governing Bodies and Sport England. Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP): The Bristol Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) provides the over-arching framework for habitat and species conservation in Bristol. Importantly, it also recognises the benefits of wildlife to people and helps to identify ways to better promote, and engage people in, biodiversity conservation in the city. Verbatim Report of AGSP consultation: Incorporates all responses to the AGSP consultation, which ran from 14th June - 29th October 2010. Due to the size of the document, paper copies will be available on request, but can be found online at www.bristol.gov.uk/agsp. The report contains over 3000 responses that were received via letter, email and survey. AGSP Consultation Summary of Investment Comments: All comments relating to investment ideas in the AGSP Ideas and Options Paper received as part of the AGSP consultation have been summarised and presented here. These include responses from letters and emails as well as statistical data collected through the online survey.


Stakeholder consultation results: Information from work carried out with Stakeholder groups prior to drafting the AGSP in 2008/09. Around 125 meetings took place across the city over an 18 month period with local people, including participants from park groups, resident groups and local councillors. Quality of Life Survey 2009: This is a comprehensive survey measuring residents' satisfaction levels across the city over a wide range of subjects. The survey includes a section on satisfaction with open space. Over 5000 people took part in the 2009 survey.

Doing the work and things to think about The AGSP is a neighbourhood-wide strategy should be considered as such, rather than an individual improvement plan for each park. The draft Ideas and Options paper recommends facilities in parks in terms of the function each space is expected to carry out, rather then being individual improvement plans. Above all, the objective of the AGSP is to deliver the policies and standards of the Parks and Green Space Strategy and so and strong familiarity with the document is crucial.


How have the policies and standards of the PGSS applied? Are there any barriers to access to the space?

Has there been recent investment?

What are the design constraints e.g size and topography? What facilities are in other nearby spaces?

Is the space served by public transport? Is there a history of anti-social behaviour?

Would new facilities be vulnerable to vandalism?

What does the space do well or badly?

How are spaces in other areas used?

Making an improvement plan

What have people said about the space?

Is there a park group affiliated with the space?

Is there any private provision nearby? Who uses the park now?

Where are the gaps in provision?

Who lives in the area?

Is the space likely to attract external funds?

Where do existing facilities need improvement?

Who will be using the park in the future?


Priorities for Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill


Map showing current quality of open spaces and the quality of each different space provision within the space.

Sites were assessed using the Manual for Assessing Quality, which evaluates a series of different criteria including the setting of the park, entrances, facilities etc.


Access to different types of space The table highlights where different types of space can be accessed Neighbourhood Partnership. New suggestions appear in the Ideas and Options Paper consulted upon in the summer of 2010. Type of Space

Current locations

Suggested new provision

Suggested locations to convert/remove

Children's Play

Albany Green Park, Mina Road Park, St Agnes Park, Montpelier Park, St Werburghs Park, Penfield Road Childrens Play Ground, St Pauls Park, Ashley Street Park, Bellevue Road Park, Brook Street CPG, Albion Road Amenity Area, Owen Square Park, Gaunts Ham Park, Rawnsley Park, Bannerman Road Park, The Urban Park, Warwick Road Amenity Area, Clark Street Green Space, The Dings Park, St Judes Flats CPG, Hassell Drive Open Space

Proctor House Play Area (Redcliffe)

Remove Play at - Penfield None suggested Road, Albion Road, Ashley Street Park, Clark Street.

Formal Space

Mina Road Park, Brunswick None Square Green Space, Montpelier Park, Ludlow Close Park, St Agnes Park Ashley Street Park, St Pauls Park, Albany Green Park, Owen Square Park, Bloy Square, Lawfords Gate Park, Gaunts Ham Park, Brixton Road Amenity Area, George Jones Park, Bannerman Road Park, The Dings Park ,St Matthias Park Green Space, Temple Gardens Park, Felix Road Amenity Area,

None

Alternative locations

Unsuitable locations Other sites have not been assessed for suitability.

All sites can potentially be All sites can potentially be formal space formal space


Rawnsley Park, The Urban Park Spaces for wildlife

All spaces are relevant. None Natural Green Space is found at: Narroways Millenium Green, Owen Square Park, Fox Road Open Space, Riverside Park, Warwick Road Amenity Area, Hassell Drive Open Space, River Avon Trail Central, City Docks

Enlarge areas of Natural All spaces are relevant Green Space at Riverside Park and Hassell Drive Open Space

All sites can potentially be formal space

Dog free Spaces

Owen Square, Rawnsley Park,

None

All sites could potentially be dog free

None

All sites could potentially be dog free

Area wide priorities The table below sets out strategic priorities for the Neighbourhood Partnership. The priorities were drawn up combining an assessment where gaps in provision of where people can access different types of space with the results of the Area Green Space Plan consultation of 2010. Children's Play Strategic Priority

Objective of Priority

1. To enhance the play space at Proctor House, Redcliffe to give better access to play for residents in this area.

The play ground currently exists as a Housing play space. It is intended to take the site on as part of the Parks and Green Space Strategy to ensure it is accessible for the life of the plan.

2. Upgrade play equipment across the Neighbourhood Partnership.

To upgrade poor quality provision.

3. Create a number of dog free sites across the Neighbourhood Partnership at Rawnsley Park, Owen Square Park, St Werburghs Park, Bannerman Road Park and Bellevue Road Open Space.

If dog free spaces are not created at at these sites, then they will have to be provided elsewhere and so alternative locations must be identified.

4. Explore provision of young persons space/wheels park, a potential location of which could be under the M32.

Strong representation came through the consultation to proved a wheels park under the M32. The location of this would likely be close to Eastgate on the boundary with the Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership area. This would be an opportunity to work with the adjacent Neighbourhood Partnership.


5. Remove Play at Clark Street, Penfield Road Open Space, Ashley Street Park and Albion Street.

Play in these locations is not required to meet Bristol's distance standard for play and continue to be proposed for removal. This would allow money to be saved on the maintenance and upkeep of equipment, which would in turn allow more money to be spent elsewhere. However, if the Neighbourhood Partnership is minded to retain these play spaces it can do so, but must manage the budget for maintenance.

Formal Open Space Strategic Priority

Objective of Priority

1. Improve poor quality formal spaces at Albany Green Park, Bloy Square, Bannerman Road Park, Gaunts Ham Park, George Jones Park and Hassell Drive Open Space.

To provide better opportunities for people with mobility difficulties to access and move around parks.

2. Upgrade and enhance entrances and access in spaces across the Neighbourhood Partnership.

To upgrade poor quality provision

Natural Green Space Strategic Priority

Objective of Priority

1. Enlarge the Natural Green Space at Riverside Park and Hassell Drive Open Space

To improve poor quality provision

2. Create areas of wildflower meadow or enhance natural space across the Neighbourhood Partnership.

To give residents across the area access to a better natural experience

Priorities from consultation for individual sites The table below sets out priorities for individual spaces from the Area Green Space Plan consultation of 2010. The parks are not presented in any particular order, though the priorities for each space are. Site

Priorities from consultation

Riverside Park and Peel Street Open Space

1. Provide space and activities for young people 2. Improve safety throughout the park e.g with new appropriate lighting 3. Support the community garden project in Peel Street Open Space and seek to provide some allotment space 4. Continue to enhance the river corridor (work is in progress through the Frome Greenway Project) 5. Create area of Wildflower planting adjacent to the M32 6. Improve all entrances and footpaths


Site

Priorities from consultation

Rawnsley Park

1. Enlarge the dog free area to include kick about area 2. Remove part of Goodhind Street and bring the space into park use. Extend the park into existing green space to the north of Goodhind Street 3. Improve all footpaths and entrances 4. Create a central entrance at the junction of Goodhind Street and Beaumont Street with ornamental planting and seating. 5. Create a formal seating area adjacent to the play park

Mina Road Park

1. Upgrade and enhance the children's play area, linked to an informal kickabout area. 2. Introduce Ladies toilets, designed to match the Victorian urinals 3. Create a better physical link between Mina Road Park and Ashley Street Park – potentially though the development of the Brooks Dye Works site. 4. Upgrade footpaths

Hassell Drive Open Space

1. Provide young people's space with adventurous play equipment 2. Widen and upgrade footpaths to avoid conflict between pedestrians and cyclists 3. Create a pictorial wildflower meadow 4. Enhance all entrances 5. Improve links to the Bristol Railway Path, with better designed paths and visibility

Owen Square Park

1. Make the park dog free 2. Continue to upgrade the play area 3. Create a new formal entrance from Chelsea Road 4. Provide a new boundary along the Railway Path with gated access points 5. Provide facilities for young people

Fox Road Park and Warwick Road Housing

1. Provide play within Fox Road Park 2. Re-instate part of the river bed as a pond/water feature 3. Create a pictorial meadow along side the M32 4. restore all boundary walls 5. Clear unwanted vegetation to improve visibility throughout the site

St Werburghs Park

1. Upgrade and enhance play equipment 2. Provide seating area 3. Make the park dog free

Bristol Bath Railway Path

1. Provide more information boards and directional signs 2. Provide natural play and activities where appropriate

Albany Green Park

To be confirmed.

George Jones Park

1. Improve entrances and pathways 2. Continue to provide facilities for young people


Site

Priorities from consultation

Bannerman Road Park

1. Upgrade and modernise play equipment 2. Create a formal seating area 3. Make the space dog free

Somerset Square

1. Provide a wider range of flowers and planting within the park 2. Improved lighting 3. Gated entrances 4. More seating throughout the park.

Bellevue Road Park

1. Make the space dog free 2. Upgrade and modernise play equipment 3. Provide natural play equipment in the northern part of the space 4. Provide more seating throughout the space 5. Improve boundary fence and entrances

Brook Street Open Space

1. Upgrade and modernise all play equipment 2. Retain and enhance a grass area for kickabout with fixed goal posts 3. Improve the boundary treatment and entrances 4. New robust seating with ornamental planting schemes

Gaunts Ham Park

1. Upgrade and modernise play equipment 2. Upgrade MUGA 3. Introduce lighting throughout the park

Sparke Evans Park

To be confirmed.

Marsh Lane

1. Improve space for wildlife

Bloy Square

1. Enhance space as formal area with additional seating and planting

All other spaces are proposed to maintained as present, with no further investment other than maintenance of the site.


Ashley, Easton and Lawrence Hill Consultation Summary for investment ideas and options


Consultation Summary – Online survey statistics

fig 1: Respondents by gender

fig 3: Respondents by age fig 2: Where respondents live


Riverside Park - Summary of all investment comments Site name Riverside Park

Comment Of key importance is improving safety and security Facilities and enhancements for young people Needs to be carefully considered with local people Improve wildlife and bring more wildlife to the M32 corridor Cycle paths need to be separate from walking and sitting A longer term solution to improving the underpasses at junction 3 needs to be part of an overall strategy for this area and this should be regarded as a high Noise from the motorway should be reduced Highlight historical importance of the area (River Frome, the mills etc) Working with local people as part of the Peel Street community garden project

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Riverside Park – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents Base

Total Not important 6 70 9%

Introduce adventurous equipment for young people at the southern end of the space including climbing walls, skate 7 facilities, parkour equipment, graffiti walls and bike track. [H] Introduce facilities for natural play using robust natural materials. 6 [M] Introduce a mobile cafe. [M] Create a better link with Peel Street Green Space as the ‘entrance’ to the park with signage and robust seating. [M] Create areas of wildflower meadow adjacent to the motorway to improve its visual amenity. [L]

7 7 6

Improve all entrances and footpaths. [L]

7

Enhance the cycle route with good lighting. [M]

7

Enhance natural area adjacent to the river with seating, information boards and wildflower planting. [L]

7

Introduce adequate lighting along all footpath. [M]

8

Introduce allotments or a community garden at Peel Street. [M]

8

Of little importance 6 9%

Moderately important 18 26%

Importa nt 18 26%

Very important 22 31%

-

1 14%

3 43%

1 14%

2 29%

2 29% 1 14% 1 14% 1 13% 1 13%

1 17% 2 29% 1 17% 1 13%

3 50% 1 14% 3 43% 2 33% 2 29% 2 29% 1 13% 1 13%

2 33% 1 14% 1 14% 1 17% 3 43% 2 29% 3 43% 3 38% 1 13%

1 14% 2 29% 2 33% 1 14% 3 43% 4 57% 3 38% 4 50%


Riverside Park – Priorities from online survey

Introduce adventurous equipment for young people at the southern end of the space. [H] Introduce facilities for natural play using robust natural materials. [M] Introduce a mobile cafe. [M] Create a better link with Peel Street Green Space as the ‘entrance’ to the park. [M] Create areas of wildflower meadow adjacent to the motorway to improve its visual amenity. [L] Improve all entrances and footpaths. [L] Enhance the cycle route with good lighting. [M] Enhance natural area adjacent to the river with seating, information boards and wildflower planting. [L] Introduce adequate lighting along all footpath. [M] Introduce allotments or a community garden at Peel Street. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

100%


Rawnsley Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Rawnsley Park

Comment Cycle path inside the park for younger children Extending park into road need an impact study for the impact on traffic and parking Safe crossings for children is key

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Rawnsley Park – Priorities from Online Survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

28

2 7%

3 11%

-

7 25%

16 57%

Remove part of Goodhind Street and bring the space into park use. This will allow the park to extend into the existing green space the other side of Goodhind Street. [M]

3

1 33%

-

-

-

2 67%

Create a central entrance at the junction of Goodhind Street and Beaumont Street with ornamental planting and seating. [M]

4

-

1 25%

-

1 25%

2 50%

Provide landscape features in the existing space north of Goodhind Street with new seating areas and flower beds. [M]

3

-

-

-

1 33%

2 67%

Retain and enhance all pedestrian entrances around the site. [L]

4

-

-

-

2 50%

2 50%

Enlarge the dog-free area to include the informal kickabout space. [L]

3

-

-

-

1 33%

2 67%

Upgrade all footpaths and introduce new footpaths where required. [M]

4

-

-

-

2 50%

2 50%

Create a formal seating area with planting to the play area. [M]

3

-

1 33%

-

-

2 67%

Explore the opportunity with Highways department to improve pedestrian crossings over Easton Way. [M]

4

1 25%

1 25%

-

-

2 50%


Remove part of Goodhind Street and bring the space into park use and extend into the existing green space. [M]

Create a central entrance at the junction of Goodhind Street and Beaumont Street with ornamental planting and seating. [M]

Provide landscape features in the existing space north of Goodhind Street with new seating areas and flower beds. [M]

Retain and enhance all pedestrian entrances around the site. [L]

Enlarge the dog-free area to include the informal kickabout space. [L]

Upgrade all footpaths and introduce new footpaths where required. [M]

Create a formal seating area with planting to the play area. [M]

Explore the opportunity with Highways department to improve pedestrian crossings over Easton Way. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

50%

Very important

100%


Mina Road Park and Ashley Street Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Mina Road Park and Ashley Street Park

Comment Keep Ashley Street Park as green space Ashley Street Park play needs to be upgraded due to increasing child population Entrance from Jubilee Road is not needed as there is an entrance close by would increase noise and disturbance No lake - costly and will cause safety issues (drowning) Toilets are very important to park users Hold community events Generally making parks more attractive and well maintained will encourage visitors Understand desire to remove play from Ashley Street, but should remain as open space Creating entrance from Jubilee Road is impractical due to ground level changes Provide seating in Ashley Street Park Entrances and gates should be child proof, smaller children should not be able to open them (safety?) Removing Ashley Street Park is idiotic Changing Mina Road Park would be a waste of money as no one wants it Kickabout area is too small - should be swapped with the play area Ashley Street should provide natural play Band stand for live music Use some of Brooks site to link parks together Turn 'island' on development site side of park into wildflower meadow Concrete bouldering wall Ping-pong table We don't want anything grand

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Mina Road Park and Ashley Street Park – Priorities from online survey Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

187

62 33%

14 7%

30 16%

33 18%

48 26%

Enhance the stream to create a main feature for the park. This could also include reinstating the historical lake for both visual amenity value and a means of sustainable drainage. [M]

19

6 32%

1 5%

4 21%

3 16%

5 26%

Re-instating the historical lake for both visual amenity value and a means of sustainable drainage. [M]

21

12 57%

1 5%

5 24%

2 10%

1 5%

Introduce toilets. [M]

20

7 35%

2 10%

3 15%

4 20%

4 20%

Upgrade and modernise the children's play area. [H]

20

-

2 10%

5 25%

2 10%

11 55%

Remove play from Ashley Street Park. [L]

20

14 70%

3 15%

3 15%

-

-

Look for opportunities to create a new entrance from Jubilee Road. This would require the purchase of private land. [M]

22

14 64%

3 14%

1 5%

3 14%

1 5%

Maintain trees and shrubs to a high standard. [L]

22

-

-

3 14%

7 32%

12 55%

Upgrade all footpaths and entrances. [M]

21

8 38%

2 10%

2 10%

6 29%

3 14%

Retain areas of grass for informal kickabout. [L]

22

1 5%

-

4 18%

6 27%

11 50%


Mina Road Park and Ashley Street Park – Priorities from online survey

Enhance the stream to create a main feature for the park.[M]

Re-instating the historical lake for both visual amenity value and a means of sustainable drainage. [M]

Introduce toilets. [M]

Upgrade and modernise the children's play area. [H]

Remove play from Ashley Street Park. [L]

Look for opportunities to create a new entrance from Jubilee Road. [M]

Maintain trees and shrubs to a high standard. [L]

Upgrade all footpaths and entrances. [M]

Retain areas of grass for informal kickabout. [L] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%

Important

Very important


Hassell Drive Open Space – Summary of all investment comments Site name Hassell Drive Open Space

Comment Bridge not necessary Welcome all ideas Priorities need to be defined by local people Little benefit in thinning vegetation on southern boundary Mound should be flattened wherever possible Provide steps for employees of industrial estate to get into park Flower patch in space towards Trinity Street and Hassell Drive Improve visibility into the park along Hassell Drive - cut back trees No need for better fencing Map to show routes in the park and to neighbouring spaces No need to reroute cycle path, just need to deter cycling over the grass with planting Do not cut down trees - should be planting more Needs separate cycle and pedestrian paths Improve cycle path entrances - ramps, lights and signs Better links with cycle paths to Temple Meads and Old Market Street Allocate areas for community gardens

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Hassell Drive Open Space - Priorities from online survey Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

83

14 17%

18 22%

11 13%

17 20%

23 28%

Retain and enhance all pedestrian entrances around the site. [M]

7

-

-

-

5 71%

2 29%

Straighten the Railway Path (along southern boundary) to follow the current short cut leading to Trinity Street. [M]

7

2 29%

-

-

2 29%

3 43%

Thin vegetation along the southern boundary to allow sight into the space. [L]

7

4 57%

1 14%

1 14%

-

1 14%

Widen and upgrade footpaths. [M]

7

-

-

2 29%

2 29%

3 43%

Enlarge and upgrade existing play area to cater for a range of ages and extend dog free area with this. [H]

6

-

2 33%

1 17%

1 17%

2 33%

Remove trees at the eastern entrance of the park adjacent to the Railway Path link underpass at Barrow Road and upgrade entrance. [L]

6

3 50%

2 33%

1 17%

-

-

Create a 'pictorial meadow', with wildflower planting. [L]

6

-

2 33%

1 17%

-

3 50%

Create an area of informal green space fronting the existing housing. [L]

6

-

2 33%

2 33%

1 17%

1 17%

Provide space for young people to include a teen shelter, adventurous play equipment and informal sports. [H]

6

-

1 17%

1 17%

3 50%

1 17%

Improve access through the park with better designed entrances. [M]

7

-

2 29%

1 14%

1 14%

3 43%

Use of landscape features (mounds near to housing) as natural play and incorporating elements such as slides, steps and bridges. [M]

6

2 33%

2 33%

-

-

2 33%

Introduce a picnic area. [L]

5

-

2 40%

1 20%

2 40%

-

Introduce new footbridges over cycle routes

7

3 43%

2 29%

-

-

2 29%


Hassell Drive Open Space - Priorities from online survey

Retain and enhance all pedestrian entrances around the site. [M] Straighten the Railway Path to follow the current short cut leading to Trinity Street. [M] Thin vegetation along the southern boundary to allow sight into the space. [L] Widen and upgrade footpaths. [M] Enlarge and upgrade existing play area to cater for a range of ages and extend dog free area. [H] Remove trees at the eastern entrance of the park. [L] Create a 'pictorial meadow', with wildflower planting. [L] Create an area of informal green space fronting the existing housing. [L] Provide space for young people to include a teen shelter, adventurous play equipment and informal sports. [H] Improve access through the park with better designed entrances. [M] Use of landscape featuresas natural play and incorporating elements such as slides, steps and bridges. [M] Introduce a picnic area. [L] Introduce new footbridges over cycle routes 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

50%

Very important

100%


Owen Square Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Owen Square Park

Comment Play area needs more facilities for younger children Toilets are a must here All play areas should be dog free New slide is unusable as it is below a crow's nest Concern over making the park dog free More seating Picnic area Easton should be brought up to the standards of other areas, needs one really good play area Needs a Park Keeper to combat ASB Restore swing and notice board Make sure a good area of informal grass is retained Outdoor table tennis table is needed

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Owen Square Park - Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

62

18 29%

9 15%

9 15%

8 13%

18 29%

Utilise the southern bank for spectator seating in conjunction with an upgraded multiuse-games-area. [M]

7

5 71%

1 14%

1 14%

-

-

Introduce other activities such as external table tennis and climbing walls. [M]

8

3 38%

2 25%

-

2 25%

1 13%

Provide a teen meeting sheltered area. [M]

7

4 57%

-

1 14%

1 14%

1 14%

Make the area dog free. [L]

8

2 25%

-

-

1 13%

5 63%

Introduce new boundary adjacent to the Railway Path with gated access points. [M]

8

1 13%

2 25%

2 25%

-

3 38%

Upgrade and modernise the play area.

8

1 13%

-

2 25%

1 13%

4 50%

Provide natural play on the banks around the park. [M]

8

1 13%

4 50%

-

1 13%

2 25%

Create a new formal entrance from Chelsea Road that includes seating area and planting. [M]

8

1 13%

-

3 38%

2 25%

2 25%


Owen Square Park - Priorities from online survey

Utilise the southern bank for spectator seating in conjunction with an upgraded multi-use-games-area. [M] Introduce other activities such as external table tennis and climbing walls. [M] Provide a teen meeting sheltered area. [M] Make the area dog free. [L] Introduce new boundary adjacent to the Railway Path with gated access points. [M] Upgrade and modernise the play area. Provide natural play on the banks around the park. [M] Create a new formal entrance from Chelsea Road that includes seating area and planting. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

100%


St Werburgh's Park Open Space – Summary of all investment comment Site name St Werburgh's Open Space

Comment

Times repeated

Need to control dogs

1 1 1 1

Definitely needs proper fencing along road frontage Don't need to remove mound Not enough room for kickabout area without harming wildlife

St Werburgh's Park Open Space – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

36

7 19%

5 14%

7 19%

10 28%

7 19%

Provide a range od upgraded play equipment, removing the existing mound to make it more visible from the road. [M]

7

2 29%

-

-

4 57%

1 14%

Provide a seating area adjacent to the playground. [L]

8

-

2 25%

2 25%

3 38%

1 13%

Introduce new fencing/railing along the road frontage, with a new entrance gate. [L]

7

-

-

2 29%

2 29%

3 43%

Provide an informal kick about area with fixed goal posts. [L]

7

2 29%

2 29%

2 29%

-

1 14%

Create a 'wildlife area', including a pond and interesting planting. [L]

7

3 43%

1 14%

1 14%

1 14%

1 14%


St Werburgh's Park Open Space – Priorities from online survey Provide a range of upgraded play equipment, removing the existing mound to make it more visible from the road. [M]

Provide a seating area adjacent to the playground. [L]

Introduce new fencing/railing along the road frontage, with a new entrance gate. [L]

Provide an informal kick about area with fixed goal posts. [L]

Create a 'wildlife area', including a pond and interesting planting. [L] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

50%

Very important

Temple Gardens Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Temple Gardens

Comment Do not erode the amount of green space by adding ponds and or flowerbeds Do not remove hedge Extra entrances not needed Trim trees in shaded areas Explore whether access to the Temple is feasible Surrounding offices and employers should contribute funding to improvements

Times repeated 1 1 1 1 1 1

100%


Temple Gardens Park – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

25

3 12%

12 48%

3 12%

3 12%

4 16%

Improve the setting of the Grade II Listed Church Structure. The works could include creating a formal garden space at the foot of the building with seating and ornamental planting. [M]

2

-

2 100%

-

-

-

Improve the boundary along Church Lane with new access points through the hedge, which will also improve visibility into the site. [M]

3

1 33%

2 67%

-

-

-

Retain and maintain the Lime Avenue. [L]

3

-

-

-

-

3 100%

Create a water feature/pond towards the south of the site. [L]

3

1 33%

2 67%

-

-

-

Introduce a new formal/ornamental entrance at both Temple Street and Church Street. [M]

4

-

3 75%

-

-

1 25%

Introduce new ornamental planting around the park. [L]

3

1 33%

2 67%

-

-

-

Install additional seating around the park. [L]

4

-

1 25%

2 50%

1 25%

-

Provide information boards highlighting the historical significance of the site. [L]

3

-

-

1 33%

2 67%

-


Temple Gardens Park – Priorities from online survey

Improve the setting of the Grade II Listed Church Structure. [M] Improve the boundary along Church Lane with new access points through the hedge. [M] Retain and maintain the Lime Avenue. [L] Create a water feature/pond towards the south of the site. [L] Introduce a new formal/ornamental entrance at both Temple Street and Church Street. [M] Introduce new ornamental planting around the park. [L] Install additional seating around the park. [L] Provide information boards highlighting the historical significance of the site. [L] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

100%

Very important

Bristol & Bath Railway Path – Summary of all investment comments Site name Railway Path

Comment No play facilities or attractions should be put on what is a thoroughfare Widen path especially where it is narrow Combating crime should be main priority Existing interpretation boards need replacing and 'vandal-proofing' Where possible separate cyclists and pedestrians Improve signs of the diverting roads and where in the city they lead us

Times repeated 3 2 1 1 1 1


Bristol & Bath Railway Path – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

30

3 10%

5 17%

7 23%

3 10%

12 40%

Further introduction of directional and interpretation boards along the route as well as appropriate lighting. [M]

11

-

-

4 36%

1 9%

6 55%

Facilities for natural play and activities where space is available along the route, ranging from scramble nets to climbing walls. [h]

9

1 11%

4 44%

2 22%

1 11%

1 11%

Improve the section that links to Hassell Drive Open Space. [M]

10

2 20%

1 10%

1 10%

1 10%

5 50%

Bristol & Bath Railway Path – Priorities from online survey

Further introduction of directional and interpretation boards along the route as well as appropriate lighting. [M]

Facilities for natural play and activities where space is available along the route. [h]

Improve the section that links to Hassell Drive Open Space. [M]

0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

50%

Very important

100%


Albany Green Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Albany Green Park

Comment Times repeated Prohibiting parking around the space or obstructing it with suitable street furniture 2 or planting would be beneficial 1 Cannot afford to lose trees

Albany Green Park – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

12

1 8%

-

4 33%

3 25%

4 33%

Upgrade and modernise all play equipment. [H]

2

-

-

-

1 50%

1 50%

Selective removal of some trees and vegetation to open up the space. [L]

2

1 50%

-

-

1 50%

-

Install extra litter and dog bins. [L]

2

-

-

-

1 50%

1 50%

Introduce new boundary treatment and restrict vehicles encroaching the boundary. [L]

3

-

-

1 33%

-

2 67%

New seating and planting schemes. [L]

3

-

-

3 100%

-

-


Albany Green Park – Priorities from online survey

Upgrade and modernise all play equipment. [H] Selective removal of some trees and vegetation to open up the space. [L] Install extra litter and dog bins. [L] Introduce new boundary treatment and restrict vehicles encroaching the boundary. [L] New seating and planting schemes. [L] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

George Jones Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name George Jones Park

Comment Proposals for young people are welcome Needs more seating that is very robust Key cycle link and start of the Bristol Bath cycle path - needs upgrading

Times repeated 1 1 1

100%


George Jones Park – Priorities from online survey

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

5

3 60%

-

1 20%

-

1 20%

Introduce a Wheels Park with associated teen shelter and skate facilities. [H]

-

-

-

-

-

-

Reinforce the informal uses with a kickabout area with fixed goalposts. [L]

-

-

-

-

-

-

Create new entrances. [L]

2

1 50%

-

-

-

1 50%

Introduce a new boundary fence. [L]

1

1 100%

-

-

-

-

Install a limited seating area with ornamental planting. [L]

2

1 50%

-

1 50%

-

-

George Jones Park – Priorities from online survey Introduce a Wheels Park with associated teen shelter and skate facilities. [H] Reinforce the informal uses with a kickabout area with fixed goalposts. [L] Create new entrances. [L] Introduce a new boundary fence. [L] Install a limited seating area with ornamental planting. [L] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

100%


Bellevue Road Park – Summary of all investment comments Site name Bellevue Road Park

Comment Has ASB issues - Tackling this should be part of strategy

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Times repeated 1

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

23

-

2 11%

6 21%

5 21%

10 47%

Upgrade and modernise all play equipment. [M]

5

-

-

-

2 40%

3 60%

Introduce new natural play equipment including sand and water play to the northern area. [M]

4

-

-

2 50%

-

2 50%

Make the space entirely dog free. [L]

5

-

1 20%

-

1 20%

3 60%

Upgrade all boundary treatments and entrances. [M]

5

-

1 20%

2 40%

1 20%

1 20%

Introduce new seating and planting schemes

4

-

-

2 50%

1 25%

1 25%


Upgrade and modernise the existing play facilities. [M] Introduce a formal seating area, including ornamental planting, a water feature and new footpath layout. [M] Create a new formal entrance from Bouverie Street. [M] Make the majority of the space dog-free. [L] Look for opportunities to introduce a new pedestrian crossing on Easton Road. [M] Explore the possibility of linking the spaces together, with a possible re-layout of the road. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

Gaunts Ham Park – Summary off all investment comments

Site name Gaunts Ham Park

Comment Times repeated 2 Locking at night needs further consideration - no real merit Tackling community safety issues is essential - get more visitors of all ages into 1 the park 1 MUGA needs renewal

100%


Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

12

1 8%

1 8%

1 8%

6 50%

3 25%

Upgrade and modernise the play facilities. [M]

3

-

1 33%

-

2 67%

-

Upgrade the Multi-Use-Games-Area to a good standard with associated teen shelter. [M]

3

-

-

-

2 67%

1 33%

Introduce lockable gates to restrict use at night. [L]

2

1 50%

-

1 50%

-

-

New appropriate lighting. [M]

4

-

-

-

2 50%

2 50%

Upgrade and modernise the play facilities. [M]

Upgrade the Multi-Use-Games-Area to a good standard with associated teen shelter. [M]

Introduce lockable gates to restrict use at night. [L]

New appropriate lighting. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

Very important

100%


Sparke Evans Park/Avon Walkway – Summary of all investment comments Site name Sparke Evans Park/ Avon Walkway

Comment Allotments or community garden would be welcome Should introduce housing development at one end to provide overlooking Cycle paths needs upgrading

Counts Analysis % Respondents

Total

Base

Times repeated 1 1 1

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

Important

Very important

17

-

3 18%

6 35%

4 24%

4 24%

Upgrade footpaths. [L]

5

-

-

1 20%

3 60%

1 20%

Introduce information boards. [L]

4

-

1 25%

2 50%

1 25%

-

Survey sites for their ecological diversity to inform improvements. [L]

4

-

-

2 50%

-

2 50%

Create allotment space or a community garden within Sparke Evans Park. [M]

4

-

2 50%

1 25%

-

1 25%


Upgrade footpaths. [L] Introduce information boards. [L] Survey sites for their ecological diversity to inform improvements. [L] Create allotment space or a community garden within Sparke Evans Park. [M] 0%

Not important

Of little importance

Moderately important

50%

Important

100%

Very important

Redcross Street – Summary of all investment comments Site name Redcross Street

Comment Grass and ground planting required

Times repeated 1

Cobdon Street – Summary of all investment comments Site name Cobdon Street

Comment Times repeated 1 Only significant space in this area of Lawrence Hill 1 Used daily for dog walking Shaft exists that gives access to storm water drain - limits what can be done with 1 the site


Albion Road – Summary of all investment comments Site name Albion Road

Comment Popular with children and should be improved Although space is limited, but could provide more Popular park Surely if play equipment already exists it can be replaced/updated Small sandpit and swings or similar for younger children Predominantly toddlers who use the park because of proximity of Hawks Gym (toddler sessions)

Times repeated 1 1 1 1 1 1

Marsh Lane – Summary of all investment comments Site name Marsh Lane

Comment Been local landmark/focal point for the community for over 30 years Important for wildlife Deer come from Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve Used for dog walking Netham not as easy to access Very attractive Overlooked and safe for children Used by office workers Little maintenance needed Allotments could be considered

Times repeated 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Marsh Lane – Summary of all investment comments Site name Barton Hill Urban Park

Comment Has had equipment removed - nice to be replaced

Times repeated 1


Narroways – Summary of all investment comments Site name Narroways

Comment Pleased AGSP supports management of both site for wildlife May need Parks resources for haycutting etc, but little input needed Braivels Grove important for biodiversity - not currently managed by NMGT

Times repeated 1 1 1

Bloy Square – Summary of all investment comments Site name Bloy Square

Comment Used for football, which is totally unsuitable due to surrounding cars/houses More furniture - benches, trees are needed to prevent football

Times repeated 1 1

All Hallows Road – Summary of all investment comments Site name All Hallows Road

Comment Outdoor table tennis table is needed next to Baggator youth centre

Times repeated 1

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