Ask Nailsea – Open space/ parks

GroupQuick ReferenceWhat is the idea?Where will it be?Cost?Why do you think we need this in Nailsea?Additional InformationNumber of
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Short DecisionCouncil Comments
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSOpen SpacesInvest all in land to protect open spaces for future generations.
Protcted green spaces, free from development
Preserve/conserve remaining greenbelt habitats. (by not selling further land for development) please
I and many friends and neighbours would like you to stop selling off lush green fields to housing developments. It will not be long before there will not be any fields between Nailsea, Backwell, Clevedon, Yatton, Bristol etc. Nailsea infrastructure cannot cope with the current amount of cars and juggerbauts using its narrow roads. Every house being built now will result in a minimum average of two extra cars per house. The council members are also extremely hypocritical. On one hand telling residents how caring they are by planting trees (many of which do not survive) and stopping grass cutting (probably meaning the laying off of low paid workers.) This supposed happening for the preservation of wild life and the natural environment, whilst selling off hundreds of acres of lush green fields to building developers. This is an obscene way to "come into a large amount of money."
What Nailsea now needs is some public open space to replace all the open spaces being built on at present and planned. This space needs to have a covenant put on it to protect for future generations so that it can never be sold or built on. Buying agricultural land is far cheaper than land earmarked for building and should be number one for the future of Nailsea. There is no where safe from developers now that the land adjacent to Engine Lane has been sold and is being developed. The park land behind the Uplands is going to be built on despite the population of Nailsea and the local Council being against it. If we don’t have a say or any power to stop these unwanted developments then we need protected land that will stay in the community for the community.
I think Nailsea needs more open green spaces to walk in. Ideally fenced off so safe for dogs and children. We’re losing public land to developers, I want more green space: it’s the reason I moved to Nailsea!
A private small piece of land for organisations to enjoy outdoor space. - I run guides and we have nowhere to practice putting up tents, outdoor sports, teaching if nature and wildlife. This is just one example for an organisation. Many elderly groups would use it for safe outdoor space for members Other youth organisations can use it / safeguarding is so important - using a general open files isn’t always an option.
Park with lake and flower beds.
First point is please don’t waste it on some vanity project! It would be really good if it could somehow be used to safeguard the remaining green countryside that surrounds Nailsea that makes it that special place to live. For example could there be some engagement or partnership with the rugby club for use as an outdoor active space / outdoor gym / for outdoor clubs etc that would allow the wider Nailsea population to use as well as secure the land from any future development? The rugby club is a great asset to the town but maybe needs better publicity and overall use.
* NO MORE BUILDING ON OUR GREEN SPACES/PARKS
buy some land that is not sport related where people can walk and children can play
2) Buy land to create a landscaped park and help replace at least some of the open spaces we have lost to developers who are gradually choking off Nailsea from the surrounding countryside which was always its most
desirable feature - the two fields below The Grove down to Youngwood Lane Farm containing public rights of way would be a good start.
The town needs to keep open spaces for walking, especially as so many more people have dogs.
We need cleaner parks,
maintaining public open spaces like the 'Tesco park', 'the grove' , hannah more park and so on We are so lucky to have plenty of open spaces and footpaths away from roads - we need to maintain these to keep our town such a pleasant place to be. Some towns have allowed some communal areas to grow wilder with wild flowers etc. This is a great idea. There are plenty of spaces where this could be done.
better to keep the green fields than build on them + then "nod" to conservation e.g. planters + other token gestures.16YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSYes
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSPark WardenHow about a warden in the parks, to monitor the dogs not kept on leads . This would enable people like myself being able to take a walk around the Millennium Park and Grove Park, without having dogs run up to people like myself who are very afraid of dogs.1NoThis item was declined as the Council are legally unable to fund projects which pay for a salary.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSOpen Water Wildlife ReserveCreation of an open water wildlife feature to support insects, amphibians and bird life as well as improving the appeal of a little used the area that tends to be overgrown. There is a stream in a culvert running under the site. I propose that in the area mentioned below the culvert is removed and a small weir built to create a pond retaining water at a depth of perhaps two or three feet. If properly designed and built the site would quickly attract amphibians and aquatic insects becoming a pleasant dipping pond for young children to explore.In the small landscape dip that is part of Trendlewood Park next to The Old Farmhouse public house.I do not know the actual cost but I suspect it to be a few tens of thousand of pounds.There are very few ponds within Nailsea. Trendlewood Park does have two seasonal areas of water but these are of poor quality and dry out. There is a permanent pond in Nowhere Wood but that is in private land and deep due to it being an old quarry. There is also a pond in the grounds of Nailsea School, again no public access and of poor quality. A good size pond exits in the Elms Estate (technically not part of Nailsea) but that is big enough to be home for a number of ducks and access is limited to just a small part of the edge of the pond. There is of course Backwell Lake but that is very large and supports many Swans and Geese. What Nailsea does not have is a small accessible pond safe for young children to go pond dipping.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as these spaces are already available at Moor End Spout Nature Reserve, Stockway North Nature Reserve and Trendlewood Park.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSNature ReserveA nature reserve / wetland rewilding project, with bird hides, accessible boardwalk paths and picnic area. The area would need to be split in three, one viewable only, one accessible outside of breeding season and the picnic and hide area accessible always. I believe there are people in the community who would enjoy being involved in planting and management, it would be a fantastic learning resource for schools and scouts and guides groups.
Boosting biodiversity in Nailsea. The idea would be to give funding to local parks and nature reserves in Nailsea to plant an array of native pollinator friendly plants to enhance these beneficial plants and insects in our area.
A nature reserve / wetland rewilding project, with bird hides, accessible boardwalk paths and picnic area. The area would need to be split in three, one viewable only, one accessible outside of breeding season and the picnic and hide area accessible always. I believe there are people in the community who would enjoy being involved in planting and management, it would be a fantastic learning resource for schools and scouts and guides groups.
The two fields popular with dog walkers, which always flood, at the corner of Hanham Way, alongside North Drove and the Parish Brook.We know the benefits of time outdoors for our health and wellbeing, whilst being connected to nature also helps us to recognise the pressures we are putting on the planet, this will be a positive place for the people, and wildlife, of Nailsea. This is already a popular location for walking, a bit of infrastructure and a destination will enable more people to get out and about and enjoy the countryside we are lucky enough to live beside. With all the new housing under construction I think it is important to set some space aside for the opposite, as balance.3YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSRestoring the GreenPartial restoration of the Green with information plaques.Knocking down defunct loos opposit THE MOOR END SPOUT, creating a grassed area oritectd frin traffic, and with information signboards. Maybe even reproduction Stocks? This would add greatly to the
local Kingshill trails
A few thousand, probablyIf you don't conserve your history it is forgotten, and we lose our heritage. Very important for education and tourism and the economy.1NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as there is currently a planning application from a developer on this
section of land.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSUplandsTo buy the uplands from NSC and provide an area for recreation and sport for everyone to enjoy. It could have benches and a flower area to encourage wildlife
Buy back The Uplands. This open space is in use all day, in all weathers. Nailsea NEEDS this space to be kept available for the public to continue to use now and in the future.
The uplandsUnknownThere are still sports clubs unable to find playing areas. With the increase in houses nearby we need recreational facility where people can play relax, socialise where wildlife can flourish
With all the other new housing there will be even greater need for open spaces for exercising and to maintain wildlife corridors.
5NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as the land is not for sale and has agreed planning permission on it, so cannot be progressed.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSMillenium ParkI think Millenium Park could be improved, next to Tesco. There is a good play park and skate park there but I think it would be good to renovate the central area to make it an appealing place to spend warmer days, for adults to hang out while supervising young ones and to socialise. It could have a water feature (much like Millenium square or St.
Andrews park in Bristol) and lots of benches and picnic benches. Walled flower beds with seats around them.
Interesting sculptures or something like that. Ideally a little (independent!!) cabin that sells proper coffees and cakes!!
Extra seating in Scotch horn park little cafe stall!
Regarding the fencing in Millenium Park alongside Station Road end, quite a bit of fencing is rickety and broken in places, and part of the fence is missing at the far end of the Childrens play park allowing dogs not on a lead to run straight in. May be this could be rectified please.
There are also many muddy patches which need seeding. At the Station Road/Nailsea Park side of the park where vehicles drive in through the big gate and drive on to the main grassed area there are quite deep muddy indents in the ground which really need some sort of filling in material, this looks most unsightly.
I think Millenium Park could be improved, next to Tesco. There is a good play park and skate park there but I think it would be good to renovate the central area to make it an appealing place to spend warmer days, for adults to hang out while supervising young ones and to socialise. It could have a water feature (much like Millenium square or St.
Andrews park in Bristol) and lots of benches and picnic benches. Walled flower beds with seats around them.
Interesting sculptures or something like that. Ideally a little (independent!!) cabin that sells proper coffees and cakes!!
Millenium Park NailseaI don’t knowI think the town is a lovely safe residential area and is attractive at the moment for people wanting to be close to Bristol but have more space. It is fairly large and sprawling though and needs a sense of community. Honestly the town centre is a bit drab and gray and “concrete-y”. Millenium Park has the potential to be a gem of the neighbourhood and be a real community meeting point.5YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSActivity ParkA Comprehensive and Free to use activity park for everyone- e.g tennis courts; outdoor gym; bowling green; golf putting green: designated outdoor activity space (eg for yoga classes or boot camps): archery; climbing wall; climbing boulder; table tennis, basketball court, 5 a side football pitch.Scotch horn/the grove/fields by clevedon Rd2MaybeThe Council voted this item as 'Maybe'.
There is potential for this item to be taken on as a project, but more research will need to be done on this.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSDog ParkPlease could we have a properly enclosed field safe for dogs to run freely? The fields in the middle of the town are often very busy with young children or football pitches and surrounded by busy roads. The fields on the outskirts often have access to farm animals. A safe enclosed field would give dog walkers the freedom to let dogs off lead without the worry of the above.
Secure dog field
A Bark Park , free run fenced of areas with undulating grass for dogs to play in , an example can be found in Bedminster , Bristol next to South Street Park , very little.uo.keep required just a reasonable size bit of land ,fencing and Dog bins
Bordering development west or south west Nailsea. Close to a footpath but with no footpath going through so access was solely intended (but not limited to) exercising and training dogs.
A secure dog exercise area with bins and something like a sand/ very fine gravel floor
Hi, I would like a dedicated dog walking field in Nailsea. Somewhere that is fenced and with a dog bin, parking would also be useful for those of us who want to exercise our dogs but can't walk long distances to the dog walking area, depending where we live. There are more and more places that are banning dogs or where dogs can only be walked on 1m leads and there are no dedicated dog walking fields around Nailsea where dogs can safely roam free without encountering sheep, cows or horses.
Perhaps the area of land in the corner of Golden Valley field? (next to Station Road end)? In line with the pedestrian gate.
Anywhere with sufficient space and perhaps room for parking
Areas to consider could be land near /rear of Ravenswood and the otherbscools off pound lane or a section of land within millennium park
A few public park locations that could be made secure
What about the grass area next to the children's play park opposite the maples?
No idea 🙂 Whatever it costs to securely fence in the area, ensure there are no big holes for dogs to run safely without breaking ankles and probably situate and the upkeep to empty a couple of dog waste bins.
I would imagine £5000 for fencing /landscaping and Bina but to be fair that's total guess work and is based on land being provided for free
1-2K
I guess the cost would be fencing, extra poo bins, substrate and labour... £2k?
There is currently nothing like this in the area and I often see people asking for suggestions on safe places to walk dogs off lead on Facebook. Unfortunately, there are not many places in the middle of the town.
These are popping up all over the place but the closest seems to be clevedon. They are very popular especially with owners of dogs who are anxious around other dogs or young dogs who need a secure area to work on recall. This is a really nice way to be able to let your dog off the lead without any worries.
A free fun fenced if dog park allows dogs more natural excecise it also prevents dog incidents of the running around child based areas of leads so is better for safety , it helps with dog training and developa a dogs social behaviour . The amount if dog owners seems to have exploded after the lockdowns and having seen it at 1st hand in Bedminster I can't express enough how brilliant it is and great to watch , kids watch and learn dogs natural behaviour and again this helps both filys and dog owners , a few benches over looking the park is a good idea and can provide some entertainment for those who can sometime need something to watch and do it's great for mental health to watch a dog having fun
There’s a large demand for local dogs only parks, as in Southville’s Bark Park. If there was a coffee van there it would bring in revenue. It would keep dogs out of other spaces where children are more likely to be disturbed by them. We’re losing a lot of previously useful dog walking space over by Engine Lane and the Uplands due to planned development.
There has been an increase in dog ownership and a safe space to train them would benefit dog, owner, and community. Amenity land previously used for dog walking has been sold (Uplands); the Grove is lead only, Backwell Lake is lead only; Nailsea/Tichenham Football club has restricted access to a previously very popular site. Dog ownership has increased so too have people's dislike/fear of them off-leads near children. However, dogs need to be off leads for exercise and not everyone has the luxury of a vehicle to travel out of the town. We spend council funds on play equipment for families with children to socialise and exercise, a space to do so with a pet would be a credit to the town. At present, the nearest enclosed field to hire is in Kingston Seymour and is in demand.
There could be a small charge involved in using the fried which could be put back into maintanance and perhaps other worthy causes.
https://bristol-barkers.co.uk/walks/bark-park/ Shows great view of its benefits
The site could include wildlife initiatives and trees/shrubs for rewilding which benefit the environment and also provide stimuli for dogs.
A few leveled logs or tractor tires could provide basic agility courses.
9NoThe Council voted this item as 'No'. It will not be looked into further.
This item was declined as it was felt that the logistics of maintaining the asset would deem to be too great.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSFlower PlantingMore dramatic public planting1MaybeThe Council voted this item as 'Maybe'.
There is potential for this item to be taken on as a project, but more research will need to be done on this.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSWild flowersGreen spaces/ trees / wild flowersEverywhere! 🙂£10,000s I guess - not huge amounts of money.We are so lucky to have some lovely green open spaces which are a great resource. Some lovely trees have come down in the recent storms - let's replace them. Trees help with air quality and help control flooding They provide amazing ecosystems for 100s of animals. Some councils have introduced wild flower verges to encourage bio diversity. They look lovely too.Why not involve local schools, and other open spaces1NoThis item was declined as this is not a project that is a capital expense.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSBlackthorn Way - RewildingTo return the open space on the junction of Blackthorn Way and Nailsea Park, from re-wilding to its previous status forthwith. This area is now extremely scruffy, which is most unfortunate, being situated on one of the main routes into town. I am in no ways against protecting the environment, but surely more care should have been taken in selecting suitable sites. The planting of trees, as is happening in other parts of Nailsea,would surely have been more appropriate for this site.
I would like to suggest that the “rewilding scheme” at the corner of Hawthorn and Blackthorn Way is abandoned and the area is restored to its former state as this scheme has been a complete failure and the area is an eyesore and impacting on the surrounding properties.
As aboveNegligible. The planting of trees would be more, bu mucht more beneficial.We need re-wilding to be in unobtrusive, and in areas which are melded into its surroundings. Not 5 foot from pavements.2YesThe Council voted this item as 'Yes' as a potential use for funds from Capital Receipts.
OPEN SPACE/ PARKSRewildingNo more re-wilding - it looks a mess, will just collect litter and we need our usable green spaces now more than ever
* Give proper consideration to where trees are planted. Recent planting is awful with far too many trees planted too close together - these areas will become an unsightly impassable thicket and nothing else. *
We don’t need anymore rewinding.
2MaybeThe Council voted this item as 'Maybe'.
There is potential for this item to be taken on as a project, but more research will need to be done on this.

Last Updated: Aug 13, 2022 @ 11:13 am