About Us

A constituted community group dedicated to maintaining public use of the parkland and achieving registration as a Town or Village Green.

Stoke Lodge Parkland comprises approximately 28 acres of curtilage to the Grade 2 House known as Stoke Lodge; and is an exceptional example green space and wooded areas with many specimen trees set in ample space for recreation and exercise for all ages and family groups and has been used and enjoyed extensively by the community consistently for legitimate recreational use, throughout the ownership by Bristol City Council (BCC) from 1947, and is the last remaining green space in Stoke Bishop.

Save Stoke Lodge Parkland (SSLP) is a properly constituted community stakeholder group formed with overwhelming public support to defend this valuable community amenity from the Bristol City Council proposals to exclude free public access to the Parkland. Following the co-ordinated community opposition BCC has currently withdrawn these particular proposals; however based on community concerns regarding ongoing threats SSLP has prepared and submitted a Town or Village Green registration Application to secure the Parkland as green space for future generations.

Since our inception and in addition to our TVG Application we have also engaged in a lengthy debate (and sometimes challenging discussion) with Bristol City Council concerning the Section 106 monies paid to the Council by the developers of Parry's Grove and Queen's Gate developments in 1996/7 for the express purpose of providing children's play facilities. The Play Park was finally opened in 2014 and is a wonderful success, it fits into the setting perfectly and enjoyed by all the users. 

Constitution

Download our constitution

Chairman's Report

Download the Chairman's report for the AGM - 27th March 2015

Download the Chairman's report for the AGM - 28th March 2016

Download the Chairman's report for the AGM - 21st April 2017

Download the Chairman's report for the AGM - 9th March 2018

Download the Chairman's report for the AGM - 12th April 2019

AGM Agenda

Download the agenda for the AGM - 27th March 2015

Download  the agenda for the AGM - 28th March 2016

Download the agenda for the AGM - 21st April 2017

Download the agenda for the AGM - 9tht March 2018

Download the agenda for the AGM - 12th April 2019

Treasurer's Report

Download the Treasurer's report for the AGM - 21st April 2017

Annual Accounts (Signed)

Download 2016 Accounts for the AGM - 21st April 2017

Download 2017 Accounts for the AGM - 09th March 2018

Download 2018 Accounts for the AGM - 12th April 2019