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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Bird walk 19 October

Posted by Des Bowring on October 19, 2014 at 17:06 2 Comments

Very occasionally something unusual turns up in the park. In the past we've had Waxwings, a Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and the odd fly-over Peregrine or Buzzard. Nothing quite prepared us for this morning's star bird, however. Short-eared Owls breed on moorland in the north and west of the UK and at this time of year move to coastal sites in the south for the winter. We also get an influx of birds from mainland Europe in most autumns. To see one flying only at tree height over…

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Clearing the pond

Posted by Jo Corke on October 16, 2014 at 18:06 0 Comments

October 15th and undeterred by the weather 4 of us joined forces to do some more clearing of the overgrown pond. Becky, Simon, Jo and Maureen, taking the photo.

If you look at it today you can see what we have done so far. We will be there…

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Three 'green' talks at the Bishopston Society AGM on Sept 29th 2014 may be of interest

Posted by Simon Randolph on October 1, 2014 at 11:24 1 Comment

All three talks were about local volunteers taking on neighbourhood initiatives to develop green areas for the benefit and use of the  community. A summary of these very interesting talks can be seen here:

http://www.bishopstonsociety.org.uk/news/our-news/638-our-agm-a-summary-of-the-three-talks

Bird walk 21 September 2014

Posted by Des Bowring on September 21, 2014 at 16:36 0 Comments

Not a bad morning considering the leaves on the trees making bird spotting rather difficult. The full list as follows:

Great Spotted Woodpecker - one female showed well near the pond

Jay - two or three showing well

Coal Tit - one gave good views near the pond

Mistle Thrush - one near the toilets

Blue Tit - one or two

Great Tit - several calling and one singing

Robin - several songsters

Blackbird - two or three including a juvenile and…

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Butterflies

Posted by Jo Corke on September 9, 2014 at 17:16 0 Comments

The UK has 59 species of resident butterflies (Avon Wildlife Trust, Spring 2014).

In the park we have recorded 6 species which are below. If you search the photos on the website for 'Butterfly' you can read more about them.…

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Wildlife Pond

Posted by Mrs Zenia Pudduck on August 28, 2014 at 8:21 1 Comment

Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit.  Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area.  I am really looking forward to seeing  the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.

7th Aug 2014 PICNIC IN THE PARK

Posted by Tony Bacon on August 7, 2014 at 14:00 1 Comment

What a lovely day out at st Andrews and may i say the park looked great must thank the workers there and the pool was great.

Newsletter number 3, Spring / Summer 2014

Posted by Fo SAP on July 9, 2014 at 8:30 0 Comments

Here you will find the most recent Newsletter.…

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Bird walk 18 May

Posted by Des Bowring on May 18, 2014 at 17:13 0 Comments

Beautiful weather this morning but few surprises as regards the birds although there was plenty of song. List as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a pair were watched feeding, but there was no evidence they were feeding young

Robin - 1 seen

Blackbird - a few

Starling - 2 seen from the cafe area

Feral Pigeon - just 1 seen

Woodpigeon - a…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on May 11, 2014 at 13:30 9 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 Minutes of previous…

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Des Bowring commented on Des Bowring's blog post Bird walk 19 October
"It was in view for about a minute, Simon. Inexplicably I didn't try and take a photo and I'm kicking myself for not doing so. It was probably on its way to the coast - the stretch from New Passage to Aust is a winter hotspot for this…"
Oct 22
Simon Randolph commented on Des Bowring's blog post Bird walk 19 October
"Wow! And I missed the walk. Almost as bad, if not worse, than the occasion where I didn't have my camera when we got those excellent close views of the waxwings! How long was the owl in view Des? Where do you think it might have been heading? I…"
Oct 22
Jo Corke left a comment for Alison Griffies
"Hi Alison, good to meet up today, Tuesday. If you want to become more involved in the Friends Group, then email me at fosapark@gmail.com for more info. Jo"
Oct 21
Des Bowring posted a blog post

Bird walk 19 October

Very occasionally something unusual turns up in the park. In the past we've had Waxwings, a Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and the odd fly-over Peregrine or Buzzard. Nothing quite prepared us for this morning's star bird, however. Short-eared Owls breed on moorland in the north and west of the UK and at this time of year move to coastal sites in the south for the winter. We also get an influx of birds from mainland Europe in most autumns. To see one flying only at tree height over the…See More
Oct 19
Fo SAP left a comment for Alison Griffies
"Welcome to the website, Alison. You are right, the new floral beds have been brilliant and the tea shop is too. There is more info on Trees on a separate tab at the top of the page. We have 10 new trees which are doing well."
Oct 17
Jo Corke posted a blog post

Clearing the pond

October 15th and undeterred by the weather 4 of us joined forces to do some more clearing of the overgrown pond. Becky, Simon, Jo and Maureen, taking the photo.If you look at it today you can see what we have done so far. We will be there again Sunday morning - we welcome more help, so come along and join in.See More
Oct 16
Alison Griffies is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Oct 16
Stella Perrett commented on Fo SAP's group Social & Arts
"Just to let members know about my Fantasy Art show at The Prince of Wales. It's on until November 8th, 50% of any sales of my work go to support a small community group for older and disabled council tenants in St George. The Prince of Wales…"
Oct 15
Des Bowring posted an event
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Birds in the park at main Effingham Road entrance

October 19, 2014 from 10am to 11am
Join us for another ramble around the park. There should be some interesting birds to complement the autumn colours, and maybe a surprise or two!See More
Oct 13
Jo Corke left a comment for Emma N
"Welcome to the website, Emma. I agree, the best park in Bristol - maybe in the world! If you want to get more involved there are opportunities, especially at the pond and other 'wilflife' activities. Well, I would say that cos I am part of…"
Oct 12
Emma N is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Oct 10
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's event 'Open committee meeting'
"Hi Claire, Thank you for your comments; I will take them to the meeting on Tuesday. Jo"
Oct 10

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:

 

http://www.wellingtont2905.co.uk/memorials.html

 

What would you like to change about this web site?

 

 

Please send your thoughts to 'Admin'

 

 

***** Notice boards have started appearing in our park! *****

I thought you might like to see the notice boards which were cemented into place this morning (10/01/2010), the finger post goes in tomorrow in the middle of the park near the café. A nice start for the year!

Best wishes,

Martin Weitz

 


 
 
 

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