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Shire Greens Environmental Action Group

We are a partner in the Bristol Green Capital Partnership Nature Wildlife and Green Spaces group.

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Our vision is for a park which serves everyone in the community; the daisy field and the adjacent allotments are the starting point for this evolving project. Input from everyone in shire will be invited and plans will be in keeping with the council's designation of the site as a green open space.

Backgound

In 2001 Bristol City Council awarded Shirehampton Public Hall Community Association £5000 to develop an environmental project in Shirehampton from its Sustainable Neighbourhoods Fund. Various ideas were examined and then Arthur Barker described his vision for a community park, to be sited on the Daisy Field. Various people came together early in 2002 to discuss and consult on this plan, and Shirehampton Greens was born. Plans for the park were presented to a full SCAF Meeting by Arthur, as a second stage of consultation and were favourably received. Shirehampton Greens was adopted on 26 March 2002 as an Action Group under SCAF's umbrella.

Aims & Objectives

These are encapsulated in our Vision, which is for a community park serving everyone in the community. The Daisy Field and the adjacent allotments are the starting point for this evolving project. Input from everyone in Shire will be invited and plans will be in keeping with the Council's designation of the site as a green open space.

  • We have successfully secured BCC Green Capital funding to run a series of 10 free events for all the family on Lamplighters Marsh throughout 2015.
  • We continue working with BCC Parks for improvements in maintenance and care of our open green spaces, parks and childrens' play areas.
  • We work to secure funds to expand the community orchard, particularly the apples trees within the Daisy Field.
  • Practical community environmental events, such as planting bulbs, wildflower and meadow creation, along with clean-ups.
  • Looking after Shire Station, which we 'adopted' many years ago.
  • Partner Organisations

    • SCAF
    • BCC Public Transport and Park & Ride Team
    • BCC Parks Dept and Landscape Management Team
    • BCC Environment Transport and Leisure
    • Severn Estuary Conservation Planners
    • BCC Allotments Management Team
    • Wessex Ecological Consultancy
    • The Bristol Roundhouse Project
    • SHIRE
    • Friends of Lamplighters Marsh, (embryonic group resulting from Park & Ride Consultation)
    • BTCV, Generation Earth
    • Forest Of Avon
    • Cannington College
    • UK on Line, who will initiate a project website
    • BCC Community Education (SHAWL)