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Greater Fishponds Area Neighbourhood Partnership

Action Plan

View the current Action Plan, detailing the priorities of the Greater Fishponds Neighbourhood Partnership (GFNP) here.


Well Being Fund

Each Neighbourhood Partnership has a small amount of money to contribute to local priorities. For a copy of the Guidance Notes and Application Form.


Wellbeing Panel dates and information.



The work of the action plan is driven by sub-groups, these are open to all residents to get involved. For details of each sub-groups work, look below:


 Traffic & Transport






Community Engagement Plan

This is the document that sets out how we will engage with all sections of the community and ensure voices are heard within the NP processes.


Youth Forum at Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Click here to see the report from the Youth Forum held on Tuesday 29 January 2013 for Greater Fishponds.


Neighbourhood Partnership meetings:


View the forthcoming dates for Neighbourhood Partnership and Forum meetings

Forthcoming dates for Sub-Group meetings.



You can view a list of the Neighbourhood Partnership members.


Neighbourhood Forums

Eastville       Current priorities       Previous priorities

Frome Vale  Current priorities       Previous priorities

Hillfields      Current priorities       Previous priorities


Forum Meetings


You can view a list of the forthcoming Neighbourhood Forum meetings.


Oldbury Court Community Centre

Find out how you can have your say about this building here.



Bristol City Council have produced a number of publications giving more information about some of the communities living in our City. To find out more go to


Traffic Schemes

Representatives from all the Neighbourhood Partnerships met to discuss the devolved traffic funds and how this is progressing. A summary of the findings from the meeting can be viewed here.


Fishing set to be temporarily suspended in Eastville Park and St George Park


Local anglers angling to catch their next big fish are being asked to hold off for a while and respect the temporary closure of two local lakes in Eastville Park and St George Park. The closures coincide the nationally recognised ‘closed season’ from Tuesday, March 19 to Saturday, June 15.


The temporary suspension of fishing will enable council staff to clear away discarded rubbish, debris and abandoned fishing lines in and around the lakes. This build up of discarded waste is known to cause harm and suffering to wildlife, particularly to young waterfowl, born in the springtime.


"There have been a number of incidents where swans and their cygnets, ducklings and other wildlife have been tangled up in fishing lines or have eaten discarded fishing-related items," says Jamie Roberts, parks manager. "And as a result these beautiful creatures have become injured and distressed, and in some cases endured hours of suffering and died.


"Temporarily closing the lakes at this time and carrying out a thorough clean up is the just the first step. Work is already underway, but it will take sometime to really clean up, so we ask anglers to respect the temporary closure.


"We know that many people like to fish, so we also want to work with local anglers to encourage a more responsible approach and a greater respect and awareness for all wildlife and the natural environment."


Councillor Gus Hoyt, Bristol’s cabinet member for environment and neighbourhoods, says;


"Discarded fishing lines and rubbish left by anglers threaten wildlife and isn't an issue unique to Bristol. We are looking at a range of options - including the development of a more robust code of conduct for those who want to fish in our lakes and will be looking to implement this when the season reopens in June.


"Our parks are there for everyone to enjoy and to provide a safe place for wildlife to flourish, by working together we can ensure our parks will continue to enrich our communities."


To support the temporary closure of the two lakes, the local Neighbourhood Working Project have agreed to carry out patrols of the lakes.


The lakes in Eastville Park and St George Park are technically, ‘still waters’ and are therefore not officially subject to the ‘closed season’. The temporary suspension of fishing will not only allow for a clean up, it will also protect young wildlife being reared this spring.


Community Action Fund


The Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens is launching a new Community Action Fund to provide residents and community groups with small grants of up to £5000 for activities that support her four priorities 


For further information please follow the link below



Creative Youth Network


Greater Fishponds Area Neighbourhood Partnership

Get in touch...


Abdulrazak Dahir

Area Coordinator


Denis Wise

Neighbourhood Development 

Officer (Hillfields, Frome Vale)




Equalities Representative:

Katie Haydon is the Equalities representative on your Neighbourhood Partnership please contact:

Next Partnership meeting 20th June 2013 (agenda to follow)
Previous Partnership meeting agenda and minutes 14th March 2013