TRESA had been successful in getting funding to improve Bushy Park and we have been working with architects Clifton Emery Design to produce some designs.
The funding had been obtained from the sell off of some of Salcombe Road Open Space in Knowle. Sadly the funding has now been withdrawn and sucked into the council coffers to help balance the books. Other schemes in Victoria Park and Perrett Park are also likely to be aborted!
Clearly this is disappointing for TRESA as we are keen to make Bushy Park a pleasant heart to Totterdown. We are still working out what to do next – our current thinking is to wrap up the design work and see if there are other sources of funding. So if you know anything about funding for community spaces, we’d love to hear from you.