Friends of Bloomfield Green

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Since 2014, Friends of Bloomfield Green (formerly Bloomfield Open Space) have helped to care for this recreational space, owned and managed by B&NES Council.

Friends of Bloomfield Green looking after the open space

The Friends meet regularly for clean-ups and gardening (see photo, left), and in June each year they organise the Gathering on the Green. Since March 2020 the Friends have had to limit group activities to litter picks and tidying up plants and hedges, when various pandemic restrictions have permitted.

If you would like to join the Friends, contact Clyde Hunter. Email enquiries@bearflat.org.uk and we’ll put you in touch. And do keep coming back to this page for dates of events as restrictions ease.

In 2015, Prof Angus Buchanan, a world-renowned historian of industry and technology – and, with his wife and fellow scholar Brenda – a Bear Flat resident, wrote this article on the Bear Flat History website about our Green. The article ends with a passionate plea to ensure its conservation.