Quadron was awarded a five year contract to manage the grounds maintenance for Bristol City Council's south area, which commenced in February 2009 with a possible five year extension.
The scope of the contract includes the maintenance of all types of grass, shrub, flower and rose beds, sports pitches and pavilions and water features. There are also several staffed parks, and one of Quadron's aims during the contract term will be to increase the number of parks with Green Flag status, commencing with Redcatch and Greville Smyth Parks.
Quadron has developed good relationships with the various interested parties and Friends Of groups to work with the community to meet their aspirations for their service. Our Park Keepers attend the user groups and work closely with the local councillors. They also support Bristol City Council at the annual Flower Show by manning their stand.
One of our first objectives will be to bring areas of the contract that are significantly below standard up to specification by deploying focussed hit squads to specific areas. This will be achieved working in partnership with Bristol Parks department to assist the Council in delivering the objectives of its Parks and Green Spaces strategy.
We have continued with the joint Annual Service Development Plan and carry out regular reviews. This has ensured that progress has been both measurable and kept on track.
Walking for Health in Bristol
Around 100 local residents put their best feet forward in Redcatch Park on 5th March 2011 to celebrate the launch of a new programme of Walking for Health in South Bristol parks.
The event took place along the park's new half-mile measured route and was led by Quadron Park Keeper Fliss Barton, assisted by fellow Park Keepers Tony Gingell, Ray Curtis and Mike Abnett, who will be leading further walks in the South Bristol Parks.
The park keepers will be providing information about the parks and their work as they go, including an insight into biodiversity and how our working methods aim to minimise any detrimental impact on the environment.
The new walking route is declared open!
Local Residents and park staff put their best foot forward.
Walking for Health programmes also started in Victoria Park on Tuesday 29th March and in Greville Smyth Park on Wednesday 30th March. For further details on how to join the park keepers on their walks, see the leaflets attached on the right or click on the Health Walks link.