Getting Serious about Play in Bishopston


Bishopston Councillors Daniella Radice and Tim Malnick are encouraging local residents to become more active outdoors.

Outdoor play and activity benefits people of all ages by: improving health, building community, and changing the way we design our streets and neighbourhoods.

They have invited a wide range of people such as cubs and brownie leaders, schools and parks groups, council officers, parents and care homes for the elderly to a special neighbourhood forum this Thursday to explore possibilities.

Daniella says, “Outdoor activity and play is a thread between so many important issues, such as community, health, inclusion, reclaiming public spaces and designing public spaces.”

Tim adds, “We are also trying to develop the way our local Forums work – so they become more fun, productive and representative of the whole community. I think there is real potential for them (eventually) to be like village events!”

The theme of the forum on December 11th is on developing more outdoor play opportunities in the community.

Anyone with an interest in developing more opportunities for outdoor play and activity in the area is warmly welcome to attend.

The Bishopston Forum: Thursday 11th December, 7 pm – 9 pm, Brunel Field School, Arthur Milton Street, Bristol.