Local Information and resources

This website has been designed to provide what the Parish Council hope will be a valuable resource to find out more about what is happening within the Parish. As the site develops our aim is for it to become the local access point for information about the Parish Council and the services offered by the Local Authority.

We feel that it is a further resource for the community through improving communication, involving local people more in what is happening in Downend and Bromley Heath and engaging everyone in local issues by providing you with more information.

We also hope that the website is helping us to increase our communication links with the community. If you would like to advertise your event on the website, please contact the Parish Clerk via the ‘Contact Us’ button with details.


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From 2 July until 2 September, 67 uniquely designed sculptures of Nick Park’s Academy Award®- winning characters Wallace, Gromit and Feathers McGraw will hit the streets of Bristol and the surrounding area to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital. Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council has sponsored the sculpture ‘Champion’ by Mike Ogden, which is located in the heart of Downend village.

The Grand Appeal supports Bristol Children’s Hospital by funding pioneering, life-saving equipment and research, including ventilators, a cardiac hybrid theatre and an inter-operative MRI scanner, so that patients have access to the best possible healthcare and life-saving equipment. They provide free accommodation to families of critically ill patients from the Neonatal and Paediatric Intensive Care Units in the Cots for Tots House and Paul’s House, as well as providing free family accommodation and family support service for parents and siblings. The hospital is a vibrant and child friendly place to help distract young patients through music therapy, art and play programmes and much more. Bristol Children’s Hospital covers the largest catchment area of any children’s hospital in England, treating more than 100,000 children each year, and serves as the paediatric intensive care centre for the whole South West region. The hospital is an international, national and regional specialist centre of excellence for a range of services including neurosurgery, burns, epilepsy, cardiac, leukemia and bone marrow transplants. For more information, visit www.grandappeal.org.uk.

(Photo – ‘Champion’ with some members of D&BH PC).

Sports Pitches and facilities

Since 1 April 2017, Downend & Bromley Heath Parish Council has taken over the management and maintenance of the sports pitches and pavilions at Bromley Heath Park, Badminton Road and King George V. To register your group/club/organisation and to book the facilities, please click the appropriate link below.  Please also ensure that you familiarise yourself with the appropriate Regulations – football, cricket, tennis and hire of public open space. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Clerk to the Council, Angela Hocking on 0117 9567001 or email clerk@dbhparishcouncil.co.uk.

In the event of an emergency at the pavilions or parks, please email emergency@dbhparishcouncil.co.uk.

Bromley Heath Park

Badminton Road Playing Fields

King George V Playing Fields


Have a look at the Neighbourhood Watch Stay Safe Guide – All the information you need to ‘stay safe’ in the community, or look at our local publication, Downend Voice, where the Parish Council has a regular article to keep you up-to-date with local issues and where we can consult with our community.

Downend Roundabout

“To seek to improve the quality of life and the local environment for all the residents of Downend & Bromley Heath. To provide a voice for all the residents of the Parish through consultation and participation”

Monitoring and moderation

The Parish Council monitors all activity on our Facebook social media channel. We want you to have your say and we do not censor comments, even if they are critical of the Parish Council. However, we reserve the right to block anyone from posting on our pages who makes abusive, disruptive or offensive comments. Any content that does not meet our simple guidelines, set out below, will be removed without reference to the poster.

The rules are simple - posts and comments on our Facebook page should:

Be civil, tasteful and relevant - Not be unlawful, harassing, libellous, defamatory, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane or sexually or facially offensive - Not include content for which the poster does not own the copyright - Not repeat the same message, or very similar messages, more than once (often referred to as spamming) - Not publicise any personal information, either the poster's own or somebody else's - Not advertise products or services - Not promote political parties.