3. Parks Consultation - online survey (closed 29 January 2018)
Bristol City Council proposes to stop funding maintenance of the city's parks and green spaces. It invited Bristolians to take part in a city wide consultation on how to fund parks in the future. This closed on 29 January 2018.
RGCG submitted a response which can be seen by clicking on the pdf (Parks Consultation - Jan 2018.pdf) at the foot of this page.
This was how the Council framed the consultation:
By April 2019 the council has a target to reduce what it spends each year on parks by at least £2.868 million. This means services will need to be run in a very different way; we will need to work more with communities, make more money, create more partnerships, make services as efficient as possible and reduce some of the things we do now. As we move forward we want to be positive and ambitious for our parks whilst being clear that we have to work differently to maintain a much valued level of service citywide.
In order to make the savings, we have taken the approach of trying to earn as much money as possible so we can keep service reductions to a minimum. The alternative would be to make the savings by reducing the service and removing facilities which cost the council a considerable amount of money to keep and maintain.