Campaigners battle on to save Bristol's Castle Park

Campaigners are still hoping that Castle Park in Bristol can be designated as a town green.

They have lobbied to save the park from being eroded by development at its edges.

Despite a council report on Castle Park advising that councillors reject the camapigners' bid for town green status for the park, the politicians sided with the parks lobbyists.

Councillors sympathised with their desire to protect the open space in Bristol's city centre.

They passed a resolution which asked the council's executive to consider granting voluntary "town green" status.

The move was welcomed by campaigners, who said they would now wait to see what happened before taking further legal action.

The issue will now go to Bristol City Council's Cabinet.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Trees and Shrubs - Planting benefits

Trees and Shrubs - Planting benefits

The message that health, the environment and business all benefit from trees is finally getting through, but are nurseries seeing an upturn? Sally Drury reports.

Sargent's solutions - proper assessment of the site can help ensure smooth project delivery

Sargent's solutions - proper assessment of the site can help ensure smooth project delivery

Failing to carry out a thorough external site assessment at the start of a job can lead to big problems, warns Alan Sargent.

Horticulture Week Business Award - Retail Sales Team of the Year

Horticulture Week Business Award - Retail Sales Team of the Year

Winner - Kew Retail, RBG Kew Enterprises


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

Survey

What kit and machinery do you most want to read about in Horticulture Week?

What kit and machinery do you most want to read about in Horticulture Week?

Horticulture Week would like your help to identify the machinery you most want to see reviewed.

HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2018 winners.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Products & Kit Resources