FOHC is community group made up of neighbours, interested residents and other users of the common, and works in partnership with a range of other groups and individuals to ensure continued access to, availability of, and improvement of the Horfield Common area. Below are a series of links to organisations whose work is relevant to these ambitions.
This page is still in development. If there are links that you think should be added to this page - please send us the details via our contact page
**New website launched February 2012 with details of all of the activities of the Bowling Club and the other organisations who use the Pavilion building. Will also include updates about the plans for improvements to the Ardagh site and the future of the well used and much loved local sports and community facilities!
Up to date news about what is happening in the local area and a great resource with details of local news, businesses and groups!
A MASSIVE THANK YOU to Bishopston Matters for sponsoring the banners to support of the campaign to achieve Village Green Status for Wellington Hill Playing Field! Keep an eye out for them around the local area & sign the petition to support the campaign!
The Bishopston Society was formed in 2002 by local residents. Our aim is to maintain and improve the character, amenity and architecture of the area. We have nearly 150 members and an active committee with a range of interests and local knowledge. We keep an eye on planning proposals, maintain close links with local campaigning groups and seek to improve the design of buildings, the environment and the facilities of Bishopston.
Bishopstonvoice prints a total of 11,000 copies monthly, of these 9,500 copies are distributed through the letterboxes in Bishopston, Redland and St. Andrews plus 1,500 copies are picked up via high footfall shops and public areas such as Waitrose in Henleaze, libraries and numerous cafes and waiting rooms in the area. Bishopstonvoice a local newspaper filled with local news, events, sport and services.
Bristol City Council
Bristol City Council's Parks and Green Spaces Strategy - Area Green Space Plans and SADMOD www.bristol.gov.uk
There are 2 current consultations about green and open spaces which Bristol City Council are seeking feedback about. For more information see our Current Campaign page.
Horfield Common sits at the junction of 3 Bristol Neighbourhood Partnership (NP) Areas. NPs aim to bring together local councillors, neighbourhood police teams, community groups and local residents to raise any concerns or issues and discuss local priorities.
Details of these can be found here: http://www.bristolpartnership.org/neighbourhood-partnerships, along with information about meeting dates, priority issues and sources of funding for community development activities. Horfield Common is in the Bishopston. Cotham and Redland NP area, Wellington Hill Playing Field is in the Horfield and Lockleaze NP area, and both green spaces border the Henleaze, Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym NP area.
Local Councillors are keen for all residents to engage with the NP meetings - all are welcome to attend.
New and long term residents of all ages enjoy Dovercourt Road park for walking, playing, picnicking and other social and family gatherings.It is especially valuable to families with young children and the elderly because of its close proximity to their homes.In addition the park is also enjoyed by many walkers and cyclists who use the new path and bridge over the brook which connects Dovercourt Road to Muller Road and routes from UWE into the city centre.
Horfield Parish Church is located at the junction of Wellington Hill and Kellaway Avenue, immediately opposite Wellington Hill Playing Field. The church's history on the site dates back well into the last century. As well as the Church itself, the Church Hall which is located immediately adjacent to Wellington Hill Playing Field functions as a hub of activity for associated groups ranging from Toddler Groups to young people's clubs, a Theatre Company, Keep Fit classes and a Dog Training Society.
The Open Spaces Society works to protect open spaces, common land, village greens and public paths in England and Wales. The OSS can offer advice to anyone considering making an application to register an open space as a Village Green.