Bristol could ban BBQs and tree climbing in parks

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson has withdrawn controversial plans about park bylaws from the agenda due to have been debated today by full council. He's sent the plans, which include a ban on tree-climbing, to be scrutinised by a cross-party group.

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Plans to ban park activities reviewed by mayor

Controversial plans to ban activities in Bristol's parks like tree climbing and playing football 'in an annoying way' are being reviewed after a council vote was abandoned at the last minute.

Mayor George Ferguson pulled the item from tonight's meeting after admitting he'd 'dropped the ball' by failing to fully read the proposals which would have brought in fines of up to 5 hundred pounds.

Our Bristol Correspondent Richard Payne reports.

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