17 Aug 2006

St George's Park Survey

As you are here, why not comment on the way you would like our park improved. Just click on the comments tab below. From the original survey we asked, which of the following improvements would you like to see made to the park?

Basket ball court improvements, a bandstand, Extended young kids section, first aid post, more bins and signs indicating fines for littering, better maintenance and extension of the existing skate park, a designated picnic area, a park warden, a club building, repair wooden benches, refreshment facility?

Please indicate which of the above improvements you would like to see. Do you have any other comments or suggestions on how the park could be improved?

I can report that replies to the paper survey have been coming in thick and fast. There is clearly great pride and interest in the park. We have received some good suggestions including many requests to reinstate the punting that used to go on at our lake. The most popular suggestion is a full time warden. I will keep you posted.

UPDATE 21st October 2006:
We have organised the first meeting for the ‘Friends of St Georges Parks’ at the ‘Beehive Centre’ Stretford Road, by St Ambrose Church on Thursday November 9th 7.30pm.

Guests invited include, PC Ben Sullivan, Council community development officer Richard Fletcher, local experts, business people and residents with ambitions for the Park.

We hope this new group will develop to include the other parks and open spaces around the ward, which have deteriorated over the years.

All are welcome; please bring your ideas, expertise and suggestions for future speakers etc.

Party in the Park September 3rd 2006

"St.George skatepark body english street style ghetto fun jam hippy festival", are you ready?

The event is a celebration of Bristol's subcultures and in short is aimed to inspire local children and give back something free to the local community.

The planned list of events are as follows, BMX and skateboard comp running all day open to everyone of all ages, with special guest riders and skaters, 2 stages of live bands and Dj's which represent some of the best musicians in the west. Martial arts demos from junior and senior world champions the Black Dragons, Capoeira demos from Bristol's "Filhos de Angola" group, Dance workshops, Healing area, Stalls, Wacky races from Biggles Recycles bike workshop and free bike repairs, Live cabaret from some of Bristol's wildest, performers, Circus workshops, Dancing girls and much much more ........

So if you could help in any of the following ways it would be much appreciated, donating prizes, providing some of your time stewarding or helping with the planning of the event contributing a workshop or bringing your own skills to make the event even better please get in touch.

Check out the St George youth culture link to see the Body English video of the excellent 2005 event and the erection of some new ramps in our park, thanks to Craig (monkey boy) and co..