For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on March 16, 2018 at 18:28 5 Comments

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on January 6, 2018 at 10:30 1 Comment

BCR CP AGM 22.2.18

Minutes of the meeting are on the BCR website here.…


BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 1 Comment

  We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.…


Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.

St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.

An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.

This is also a  …


FoSAP Constitution V7

Posted by Fo SAP on October 13, 2016 at 10:43 1 Comment

Attached is the current Version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14

This version has 2 addenda:

1. (25.2.14) outlining the Role of the Secretary

2. (11.10.16) Protocol for contact with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers.

If you have any comments you can raise them by…


pond gate repairs

Posted by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 2 Comments

The park pond gate has been repaired.Thanks to Sarah Tyler, our efficient liaison link at BCC. 

Have a look over the fence and you can see that some tadpoles are still with us; others have already left for pastures…


Bird walks in the park - see you in January!

Posted by Des Bowring on September 12, 2016 at 12:10 0 Comments

The popular Sunday morning bird walks will be starting again in January 2017. Watch this space for more details!

Play Area development

Posted by Jo Corke on August 12, 2016 at 10:51 8 Comments

Play Area Update August 2016

The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.

August 2016.…


Bird walk 17 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 2 Comments

A beautiful sunny morning and some suitably spring-like bird activity observed! The full list as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a nest was located (see Simon's photo) and at least one youngster was seen. Parent birds nearby. Excellent stuff!

Coal Tit - 1 in song

Blue Tit - a few heard and seen

Great Tit - several heard

Robin - 1 or 2

Blackbird - several…



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April 10


Latest Activity

Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 229 Minutes of the last meeting: this update:  City Nature Challenge 27-30 April 2018 - Protecting Heritage Lottery Funding for Parks - Bristol Local Plan Review -…"
Jo Corke added a page to the group Wildlife group

Comments on Bristol Local Paln Review

Hi wildlifers, Bristol Local Plan Review. Consultation February 2018 The Bristol Local Plan review contains proposals for the next twenty…
Mar 12
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's blog post BCR Community Partnership
"The inaugural AGM of the BCR took place on 22.2.18. FoSAP is a founding member. The minutes of the meeting can be seen here."
Mar 5
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 16th January 2018

The minutes of the Open Committee Meeting on 16th january 2108 are hereSee More
Mar 5
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 228 In this update:  BPF Meetings & Funds - Future Vision for Parks - Parks Foundation"
Mar 3
Fo SAP left a comment for Peter Morgan
"Welcome to the website, Peter. We are pleased you like the park - we think the park is a friendly place too.  We meet regularly in Open Committee; everyone is welcome to attend and you  would be made most welcome. The next meeting, our…"
Mar 3
Peter Morgan is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Mar 1
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 227 In this update:  BPF Meeting 24th Feb - Bristol Local Plan Review - Bristol Shakespeare Festival - Ban Balloon and Sky Lantern Releases - The Pesticide Safe Bristol Alliance - Job Opportunities"
Feb 21
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 226 In this update:  BPF Meeting 24th Feb - Bristol Walk Fest 2018 – Parks Projects - Filwood Cycleway/Quietway  - Message from Len - Any Fallen Oak or Beech? - Urban Buzz News - Mailing List Consent"
Feb 21
admin liked Fo SAP's event Cafe Crisis - sign the petition
Feb 7
admin commented on Fo SAP's event 'Cafe Crisis'
"There is now a petition you can sign to help us show the council that we want Fay’s cafe to stay as it is."
Feb 6
Fo SAP left a comment for Julia Anne Curumtally
"Welcome to the website, Julia; you are right, the park is a great place to be any time of day. The pond poems are put up by Gordon; he'll be pleased that you appreciate them. If you have tome, please look at the consultation which is in the…"
Jan 24

Wellington bomber memorial appeal - a fitting success

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful appeal.

The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.

This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.

The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.


Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found here

Video footage of the memorial service can be found here:


Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

Please sign the petition - Save Fay’s cafe

Please sign the petition to keep Fay’s cafe as it is.


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