Friends of Canford Park

The Friends of Canford Park Group currently comes under the aegis of the Westbury-on-Trym Society. Historically, the Group was established c2010 because Bristol City Council made a great push to have Canford Park accorded Green Flag status and, therefore, to comply with the Council's Green Flag Application, there needed a to be a Friends Group.

Not only did there need to be a Friends Group, there also needed to be a formal Management Plan - which BCC produced and published in 2011. The Plan followed the format that BCC had previously adopted for Friends of Troopers Hill (as evidenced by the erroneous title-line on the back page!). The need for a Management Plan was outlined in the Plan's Introduction Page:

"The City Council is committed to raising the quality of Bristol's parks and open spaces to meet Green Flag standards. A key criterion is to have a 10 year management plan written for and agreed by, all parties with an interest in the future of individual parks. The preparation of management plans will assist in directing resources and investment to establish and maintain the required standards and to continuously improve them. Canford Park is no exception."

More information about Canford Park can be seen on the Council's website

Currently, there are aspirations for the Friends of Canford Park (FoCP) to become more proactive in the community. At FoCP's first AGM (held on 16 March 2017) the Group's Constitution was agreed.


Updated by the WotSoc Webmaster on 15 February 2018