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

  • Stuffed reopens! Great news - the Council has given the go-ahead for Stuffed, the park's cafe-van, to reopen.Look out for the distinctive Orange Citroen van next to the Lodge ...
    Posted 18 May 2020, 03:27 by Andrew Brown
  • Statement on reports of planned "mass gathering" We have become aware of a poster circulating on social media calling for a “mass gathering” in Victoria Park on Saturday. We wish to make absolutely clear that this has ...
    Posted 13 May 2020, 07:55 by Andrew Brown
  • Coronavirus/COVID-19 As you may have seen, the Prime Minister made a statement on 23 March 2020 on the latest measures to combat Coronavirus/COVID-19. These were, in part, a response ...
    Posted 23 Mar 2020, 16:16 by Andrew Brown
  • 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
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(Posted 25th February) TravelWest Consultation on Walking and Cycling
There is a large consultation in progress regarding walking and cycling in the city. 
Victoria park is mentioned in that the existing path is to be monitored and potentially widened.
There is also a 'variant' route marked, which exits by the railway bridge on St Luke's Road, but I don't know the significance of this.

If interested please have a look and comment on the consultation.


Be warned, it's a large document!  The part relevant to Victoria Park is on page 95.


(Image extracted from page 95 of the TravelWest consultation document)
















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 meetings are currently being held online, monthly. If you would like to attend, please contact our chair, Andrew Brown (andrewcbrownuk@gmail.com), and he will send you details.

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

There will be a lot more to enjoy in the park throughout 2020. We'll be listing the dates as soon as we have them.


(Posted 5th April 2019) Catering company Stuffed opening in Victoria Park on 15th April

Stuffed, Victoria Park's new mobile Café will open on 15 April 2019. The owners of Stuffed Café, Jodie and Kylie, run the business from their beautifully converted 1970s Bakers Van and will be serving locally roasted coffee, an array of tea, cold beverages, Ice-cream, freshly made sandwiches, award winning cakes and other confectionary delights. Jodie and Kylie are from South Bristol and have traded at local events in the past. They know and love the park very much and are thrilled to have secured the Concession. They are especially keen to hear feedback from park users to ensure they continue providing a great service, much like the former mobile Café, Mrs Brown's.


Get in touch on Facebook @yourstuffed



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 13th January 2017 - amended 22nd May 2019) Caution!

In the past VPAG have received reports that sharp screws were found on the paths in the 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