Management

Overview

Queen Square is managed by Harbour Estate Services, Neighbourhoods and City Development, Bristol City Council, Bristol City Council. This team coordinates all aspects of management and maintenance and facilitates and monitors the event programme.

Management Plan 2007-2017

The Queen Square Management Plan 2007-2017 is now published and it identifies the key issues affecting the square; sets out a ‘vision’ for future management with aims and objectives; establishes an action plan and process for ongoing consultation and performance monitoring. The plan will be key to the effective management and future development of the square and will be reviewed and updated annually by Council Officers and the Queen Square Association. If you would like to know more about this, get involved in the review or simply make any comments please contact the Harbour Estate Services Manager, estate.services@bristol.gov.uk

The management plan and results of recent public consultation may be viewed by appointment at Metcalfes Solicitors, 46-48 Queen Square. The plan can also be viewed and downloaded here with its Appendices or at www.bristol.gov.uk/queensquare.

Awards

Queen Square has held the prestigious Green Flag Award (www.greenflagaward.org.uk) since 2008 for its management and maintenance and the square features prominently on the City in Bloom judging route and our work is rewarded with regular Gold Standards from 2005 to 2009. The successful regeneration and enhancement of Queen Square features as an exemplar scheme on the Commission for Architecture and Built Environment website and has won two national awards – the Royal Town Planning Institute planning award for the Built Heritage (RTPI National Award 2003), 2003 and the National Civic Trust Award, 2004.

Community safety

The Safer Parks project has worked to take an evidence based approach to dealing with crime and ASB. In order for us to measure problems and improvements more accurately, some changes have been made. The police computer system did not register parks and green spaces as they do not have a post code. This meant that all calls made to 999 and non emergency numbers were not recorded in parks - leaving big information black holes. The system has now been updated to identify all parks and green spaces across the city, enabling more accurate reporting and subsequent deployment of police resources.

By encouraging increased surveillance and reporting of incidents, as well as more active use of the parks and green spaces, it is hoped local people themselves will help maintain standards. If you witness anti social behaviour in Queen Square please report it to either the 'It's Your Call' action line on 0845 605 2222 or the non-emergency police line on 111. Whilst a police response will not always be possible, these calls will help us build up a picture of hot spots and issues in the area and are extremely valuable in helping us reduce antisocial behaviour.

If you are aware of issues of vandalism, or have concerns generally about safety in the square, please call Harbour Estate Services on 0117 9031491, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm (4.30pm Friday).

 

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