Brimsham Park Under Yate Town Council Control
By jennifermoss | Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 17:49
news in The Gazette recently:
Council is to be given permission to introduce new byelaws at a park in the
council took over running Brimsham Park from South Gloucestershire Council in
May after years of asking.
councillors believe they can look after the park, which includes a popular
fishing lake, children's play area and open fields, more effectively and at
less cost to parishioners. However, the council needs authority from South
Gloucestershire Council to create new byelaws to help it run the park more
could include a ban on camping, cycling, skateboarding, touting and horse-riding
or could be used to reduce excessive noise levels, vehicular access or introduce
new rules on fishing and public performances.
recommending Yate Town Council is given the freedom to introduce new
regulations, South Gloucestershire Council's director of corporate resources,
Dave Perry, said: "Supporting the principle of byelaws being applied by
YTC at the park would provide a means of control of inappropriate activities
and behaviour within the park.
in turn will promote park usage that does not compromise the sustainability and
use of the park by the community."
added: "Without the introduction of byelaws the management of the park,
including associated social issues, would be more difficult for YTC."
Town Council has taken over a lease of the park for a period of 50 years. It
hopes to hold more public events there, similar to those which take place which
already take place in Kingsgate Park on the other side of the town."
is great news for the park and has been a long time coming. I think all
residents will welcome new laws to protect the park.
hope this is a positive step to help prevent anti-social activities affecting
others use of the park but how would you feel if there is a ban on cycling,
skateboarding and horse-riding?