Welcome to the Victoria Park Action Group website

We hope you'll enjoy using this website, and help VPAG to help Victoria Park. You can also visit us on our Facebook page (Victoria Park, Bristol) and follow us on Twitter @vpagbristol

Become a friend of the park by visiting www.thefriendsofvictoriapark.co.uk/

Did you know that Victoria Park is a dark sky discovery site? Find out more Dark Sky Discovery Website.



VPAG News

  • Long grass As part of their cost-saving measures, Bristol City Council has decided to leave some areas of grass uncut in parks throughout the city this summer. Instead of being cut ...
    Posted 3 Aug 2015, 00:48 by Claire Fenwick
  • Roctagon Installation Hi all We have a chance to purchase some climbing equipment for the park from Redpoint Climbing Centre. It is in the form of bouldering equipment that the centre no ...
    Posted 1 May 2015, 05:23 by Claire Fenwick
  • Dogs On Leads Zone Consultation You may or may not be aware that VPAG is holding a consultation regarding a 'Dogs On Leads Zone' near the café and playground. Please see the attached for full ...
    Posted 9 Apr 2015, 00:11 by Claire Fenwick
  • Get Bristol Buzzing The VPAG wildlife group and Victoria Park is involved in the Get Bristol Buzzing campaign, aimed at improving urban habitats  for pollinator species by creating more nectar and pollen-rich ...
    Posted 9 Feb 2015, 07:44 by Claire Fenwick
  • Wildlife areas for Victoria Park VPAG wildlife group have sent the following article to BS3 magazine.Victoria Park is a large green space within a built up urban environment, and on the surface this may ...
    Posted 13 Jan 2015, 04:35 by Claire Fenwick
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(Posted 25th March 2018) Park Lodge Survey from Windmill Hill City Farm
Windmill Hill City Farm have set up a survey form on the future of the Victoria Park Lodge building. Have your say at:



(Posted 10th Sept 2018) Help needed for the VPAG Festival - 15th September 2018

It's festival time on Saturday 15th. The forecast has improved and help is needed for the following:

 

1. Setup from 9:30 am - meet at the lodge.

 

2. Pack up fro 17:30 - meet at the festival site.

 

3. Cake stall - manning the stall any time between 12 and 6pm.

 

4. Dog show registration - taking the details of the dog show entrants between 10:00 and 12:00.

 

5. Cake, biscuits etc baking = please get baking and bring what you can to the cake stall on the day.

 

If you can help with any of the above, please let us know so I can plan numbers.

Thanks for your support




(Posted 5th Sept 2018) The VPAG Festival - 15th September 2018



The Victoria Park Action Group Festival is here once again on the 15th September. Once again the day begins with the Victoria Park dog show. Fun events and categories - just come along with canine best friend and register from 10:30 am. If you fancy stretching your legs the 5k Challenge Fun Run will present a good work out for you. Register for the run from11:30 for a 12 pm start.


And then relax and enjoy all the fun of the Festival. Stalls, food, music and performances to keep you entertained from 12 to 6pm.


We'll look forward to seeing you there











VPAG Meetings
Every month we meet to discuss various things relating to Victoria Park including upcoming events, any issues that have arisen and ongoing projects, like creating the play areas, wildlife areas, mending benches and many more things. 

Our next meeting will be on 4th June 2018 at the Bowling Club, from 7:30 til 9pm, everyone welcome.

We're all volunteers who care about the park and we welcome anyone who wishes to come along and see what we do. If you fancy volunteering but aren't really sure, we don't ask for any commitment just the occasional help when you're available. Typical things we require help with are usually when we have an event, so it could be helping to put up gazebos, being a warden for the bonfire night, weeding and planting, delivering flyers or designing a poster. If this is something that you want to know more about feel free to come to one of our meetings or get in touch.

Diary of Events

Some dates for your diary:
  • 15th September - The VPAG Festival
  • 5th November - Bonfire Night



This superb copperplate etching by award-winning Totterdown artist Ros Ford captures the timelessness of Victoria Park. The detail is astonishing, yet the etching evokes the spirit and freedom of the park with the playful kite and the wide, open spaces.  Ros has kindly permitted us to put this image on the VPAG website. You can see more examples of Ros’s inspirational work by visiting www.ros-ford.co.uk

(Posted 29th May 2017) Wildflower beds news
Thanks #GoodGymBristol for your help again this & last weekend on Victoria Park's community/school pollinator areas and willow tunnel.  You are like a magic wand for conservation groups! 

We now have clear post markers & information signage to indicate where the native planting areas are, needed because they are not always obvious to mowers until they flower, especially as they nestle in among long grass.

These designated pollinator flower areas are important year-round for a wide range of invertebrates, even while they look green and insignificant. They support lots of caterpillar species and many other invertebrates, several species of hungry bats and hunting tawny owls too.

Led by our park Wildlife Group, they are the result of a lot of hard work by volunteers and school children at St Mary Redcliffe Primary, Victoria Park Primary, GoodGym, Woodcraft Elfins and support from Avon Wildlife Trust & Butterfly Conservation.


(Posted 13th January 2017) Caution!

VPAG have received a report that sharp screws were found Thursday 12th Jan on the path between Mrs Browns and the skate/play park. We do not know if they had been dropped or left there deliberately.


VPAG condemn anti-social behaviour of any type that could harm any park user.


If you see anything similar:

·        Clear it up if possible and safe to do so – thanks

·        Contact Bristol Council on  bristolparks@bristol.gov.uk  to report the issue

·        Tell us by contacting VPAG at info@treasuremind.org or post a tweet including @vpagbristol


Let’s keep Victoria Park a great environment for everyone.

Graffiti - a problem where you live? 

There have been reports of graffiti in the Windmill Hill area, we are working with Bristol City Council to tackle these issues, but we need your help.

 

·        When you see graffiti, report it: 

Report what, where (the precise location) and whether it’s offensive to the Police on 999 (if it’s in progress) or 101 (if it’s already happened) to report it as a crime. This helps us keep track of where graffiti is occurring. You can also report it for removal to Bristol City Council by calling 0117 922 2100 or online: www.bristol.gov.uk/reportgraffitiform .

·         Fill out an ‘indemnity form’ which gives permission for graffiti to be removed from your property by the Council’s cleansing teams. More information online here: www.bristol.gov.uk/graffiti

 

More information on graffiti:

·         The Council aims to remove any undesirable graffiti from public areas

·         Racist and other offensive graffiti will normally be removed within one working day of the Council receiving permission to remove it.

·         All other graffiti will normally be removed within three days of the Council receiving permission to remove it (ie if on private property)

·         Graffiti on bus shelters: Call Clearchannel Adshel on 0800 731 3699.

‘Clearchannel Adshel’ are responsible for the maintenance of bus shelters. Please report all maintenance issues, including graffiti and smashed windowpanes. Make a note of the two numbers on the roof line e.g. 1102 1182