Knowle Lib Dems

NEW BRISTOL SOUTH SKYLINE WALK PUTTING SOUTH BRISTOL ON THE MAP! As part of Bristol European Green Capital 2015 Celebrations the three wards in our Neighbourhood Partnership are working together to combine their funding and create the exciting concept proposed by VPAG of a walk for all ages and abilities taking in all our amazing green spaces. Starting at Bath Bridge it will include The Feeder, Spark Evans Park, Arnos Vale Cemetery and Arnos Park, Redcatch Park and Perrett Park, Springfield Allotments and Northern Slopes (Bommie, Glyn Vale, Kingswear and Novers), the Health Park, Malago Greenway, St John’s Burial Grounds and Victoria Park. There will be shorter accessible and buggy routes included. A FANTASTIC Green project.

    Improving Knowle Green Spaces             


One of the first actions taken by Chris and Gary was to establish the very successful Friends of Redcatch Park  which is now very active in improving the planting and park amenities and organising community activites - judged as top award of "Outstanding"  in 2011 and 2012  in 'Its Your Neighbourhood' Britain in Bloom and now a "Green Flag" Park which is awarded to green spaces that reach the national standard for facilities, maintenance and community involvement.



Even before he became a Councillor Gary was involved in supporting  KOSAC  (Knowle Open Spaces Action Committee ) - a local resident's group that brought about the formation of our amazing Callington Road Nature Reserve.;jsessionid=71E64E9A0D1BDF6B7B10B845FE3FAC8A.tcwwwaplaws1 



Chris was a founder member of the Arnos Vale Trust and served for several years as a Trustee.   He was appointed to represent Bristol City Council, but was also the ward councillor for the area as the cemetery is part of Knowle Ward.  Following Lottery Funding it has been transformed into 45 acres of wild life reserve, with an education centre, and educational and history trails.   Currently Gary is a member of the board of Trustees and now full ownership of the cemetery has been handed over to the Arnos Vale Trust from The City Council.


Numerous new trees have been planted throughout  Knowle, in Redcatch Park, The Square, Axbridge Roundabout, and Shapcott Close, and  fruit trees in Somerdale Avenue and Newquay Road, and many trees have been replaced in roads where felling had been necessary due to disease.  Chris secured the funding for 8000 Spring bulbs which have been planted in Broad Walk, Axbridge Roundabout, The Square and in grass verges outside the Cricket Club. More are planned. Below Chris with other members  Friends of Redcatch Park is planting meadow seeds as part of their biodiversity plan for Redcatch Park.