Pitch and putt course in Warmley to be transformed into £500k Jubilee Park

Will feature new trees and wildflower meadow

The location of a brand new park to commemorate the Queen’s Jubilee near Bristol has been unveiled after being chosen by residents.

The ‘biodiversity-focused’ park will be created at the former Warmley Pitch and Putt golf course, say South Gloucestershire Council.

The authority set aside £500,000 from its budget earlier this year to boost nature recovery in the community, while celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign as monarch.

Residets were give three options to choose from in the Cadbury Heath area – as well as Warmley Pitch and Putt off Park Road, there was also Banjo Island and Tarzan Park listed as possibilities.

The most popular choice was the Warmley site and work will now begin to develop the plans for the new park including a wildflower meadow and new trees.

Councillor Rachael Hunt, cabinet member responsible for communities and local place at South Gloucestershire Council, said that the new park would also serve as a fitting tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh who was passionate about protecting the natural environment.

Councillor Sam Bromiley, cabinet member responsible for children and young people; Council Leader Councillor Toby Savage; Councillor Elizabeth Bromiley; and Councillor Rachael Hunt, cabinet member responsible for communities and local place, at the former Warmley Pitch and Putt site.

She added: “I’m delighted that a location has now been chosen with help from local people and we can now begin progressing our plans for the open space.

“Since 2015 our total investment in public open spaces and local sports facilities has been almost £14 million, and our aim is for even more people to benefit from active lifestyles and to enjoy the nature we are lucky to have on our doorstep in our area.”

What will be at the new park?

The Council have outlined a number of new aims for the space, which include:

• A space accessible for everyone, well connected and considering pedestrians first

• Focus on biodiversity and nature recovery – a space for nature to thrive

• Protecting plants and trees and existing biodiversity

• Responding to the impacts of climate change

• Responding to the needs and priorities of the local community

• Ensuring that space is safe to use, stimulating and relaxing

• Amenity facilities such as paths, seating, waste bins, signage and interpretation

• Improvements that will help drive other enhancements across the local area