Open Spaces


In October 1973, following an inaugural meeting of 150 local residents in March, RCAS was constituted as a charity, with the aims of keeping its members informed about local planning application responses and encouraging theĀ improvement and maintenance of the parks and open spaces.

Redland Green and Cotham Gardens are our highly valued open spaces and over the years, RCAS have pursued a programme of extensive re-invigoration of these parks.

RCAS is working with the Neighbourhood Partnership to agree future improvements to the parks which could be funded from s106 developer contributions. The Neighbourhood Partnership is now charged with allocating these funds to one of the 5 green spaces in the NP area: St Andrews Park, Horfield Common (part), Ashley Down Green, Cotham Gardens and Lovers' Walk, and Redland Green. In order to help them decide where to direct any available s106 money the parks groups for those parks are working with the parks officers, using the responses from the Area Green Spaces Plan consultation, to prioritise future projects.

Our NP area is well below the 18 sq m per person provision standard which Bristol has adopted through the Parks and Green Spaces Strategy, having only 4.28 sq m per person. However, according to the Quality of Life surveys, the level of satisfaction with the parks in our area is very high!

To find out more...

Click here to find out more about Redland Green
Click here to find out more about Cotham Gardens and Lovers' Walk

Redland Green

Cotham Gardens & Lovers' Walk