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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While strolling around the park at lunchtime I was amazed to see the number of people inhaling nitrous oxide. Some were doing it in circles on the grass and others while sat on benches. I know that the practice is legal and I don't care what young people do in their spare time but are there any bye-laws covering this particular pursuit in the park?
A good turn-out for the first walk of the autumn and a warm welcome to those who attended for the first time. There were no surprises bird-wise, but it was a pleasure to be out in such nice weather. The list is as follows:
Wren - a couple in rather subdued song
Robin - at least 1 seen and 4 or 5 singing around the park
Dunnock - a couple seen and heard
Blackbird - a few seen
The minutes of the recent meeting on 2nd September 2015 are here.
News on Park Keeper.
Following a request to BCC we received the following from Richard Fletcher 3.9.15:
There are no plans to move a park keeper post from St Andrews. We feel having a site presence is the most efficient way of dealing with the workload there. I guess we would always have to have in mind whether the right person is in there but we don’t have plans to change the staff member either. I hope that helps.…Continue
Cllr Fi Hance forwarded the following email to us 9th June 2015.
It will be discussed at the FoSAP meeting 27.6.15
I am writing to advise you of some changes the Parks service has made this year to some of its grounds maintenance services. Grounds maintenance services include grass cutting, pruning shrubs and ornamental borders, cutting hedges, emptying litter bins and litter picking, maintaining sports pitches,…Continue
Four people (Lois, Nancy, Jan and Jon) were present for this month's bird walk, led by Lois in the absence of Des. There were some nice sunny spells during the hour, but with a chilly wind blowing. The list of birds seen and heard was as follows:
Robin - one or two heard
Wren - several heard
Blackbird - many (around 10) seen hopping around the park
Mistle Thrush - good views of two individuals in different sections of the park
Dunnock - at least one heard…Continue
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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 hereVideo footage of the memorial service can be found here:
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