A New Plan for Brookside

Most people in the village will know the Brookside playing field but only a few visit it regularly. Those who do, probably go so that children can use the play equipment, kick a ball around or perhaps have a picnic.

The land is owned by North Somerset Council, but leased to the Parish Council who manage it. The council is keen to improve the field in two main ways:

  1. so it is more useful in our fight against climate change and for nature
  2. so it offers more things to more people and so gets used more

So, we have a plan which involves creating a new and frequently mown five-a-side football pitch with goals, keeping the play equipment, planting more trees and creating areas that will encourage wild flowers and help pollinating insects.

You can see the whole plan here:

Please give us you opinion by completing the short questionnaire here:

Once the results of this consultation have been analysed we’ll review the plan, publish a final version and aim to begin implementing the plan in the autumn. We also hope that local people will want to help in different ways both in implementing the plan and in looking after the field in the longer term.