Welcome to
The Park Bench

Library service for Homeless People

About Us

How We're Helping

Registered Charity No. 1111578

The Park Bench is a voluntary charitable organisation which aims to provide access to a lending library service for people in Bristol who find it difficult to register with the Public Library. 


We are not aligned to any other organisation, but have received some funding from Quaker Housing Action, who run a mobile library for the homeless in London, and we have had a lot of encouragement and support from Bristol Central Library.


We are running a library service at Carpenter House (The Wild Goose) every Friday morning at 10:30 and an evening session at Logos House on Thursdays between 6 and 7pm.


Our first session was on September 23rd 2005, and we are currently achieving all we set out to do - establishing an inviting presence and lending a few books. 

Get Involved

  We currently have adequate numbers of regular and reliable volunteers for the services we provide but feel free to offer your time in the following ways 


  • as a volunteer who can help with management, admin and running the library 
  • as a member who can support the charity, its trustees and management by attending general meetings 

    See the Forms section below or just use 'Contact Us'

    To see what's going on around Bristol to help homeless people and prevent homelessness check out Bristol Homeless Forum . 

More about us

For more information about what we have been doing and how we work check out some of the documents you can download below.

Contact Us

Get in Touch!

The Park Bench

Hours

Logos House Thursday 18:00 to 19:00


The Wild Goose Friday 10:30 to 12:00

Book Requests

Current book requests from our users:-


Lots of non-fiction requests  from Logos House readers:

  • Modern wildlife books
  • Playing a ukelele
  • Local History
  • Mad Frankie Fraser
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Medical/Health
  • 60's Music
    • Jimi Hendrix
    • Jim Morrison
    • Black Sabbath
    • Deep Purple
    • Led Zeppelin
  • Catholic Bible

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Constitution & Values

TheParkBench Constitution amended (pdf)

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TheParkBench_Values (pdf)

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Annual Reports

Past Years Annual Reports

(more available on request)

PB Annual Report 2017 (pdf)

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PB Annual Report 2016 (pdf)

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Annual Report 2015 (pdf)

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Minutes

Recent meetings - what we have discussed


Minutes of AGM Jan 18 (pdf)

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Trustees 171018 Minutes (pdf)

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Trustees 170426 Minutes (pdf)

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Trustees 170719 Minutes (pdf)

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Forms

TheParkBench Volunteer Application Form (pdf)

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TheParkBench Member Application Form (pdf)

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