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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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 13:45 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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FoSAP Constitution V7

Posted by Fo SAP on April 25, 2014 at 11:08 1 Comment

Attached is the current version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14

If you have any comments you can raise them by emailing fosapark@gmail.com or commenting on this Blog.

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Doggie Toy in Tree Story

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 22, 2014 at 17:46 0 Comments

My fun on the 20 April continued; after the Easter Egg Hunt, I come across a family trying to sort out a doggie’s blue soft toy problem.  Unfortunately, when blue soft toy was thrown for doggie to chase and catch; the soft toy got caught high up in tree- Whoops a daisy.  Family look up at it; what can they do? Dad has a go at trying to shake it out of tree, no luck. He finds a branch perhaps he can knock soft blue toy out of tree; no…

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Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 22, 2014 at 10:55 0 Comments

After the lovely Bird Walk led by Des, my fun of taking photos continued as. During the bird walk around the park everyone had noticed little chocolate eggs on paths, by the hedge, up the sign posts, and on the park information board; very tempting but we were all very good and concentrated on the birds and not the eggs! After the walk came the Easter Egg hunters and the adults gave me permission to share these photos; (as did the…

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Bird Walk led by Des 20 April

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 21, 2014 at 18:39 1 Comment

A lovely wander around the park looking at birds. Loved the chaffinch that had a fight with himself as he flapped again and again at a van mirror. I took pictures of a few birds, beautiful trees with leaves bursting out, and the decorated toilet and paths. Thank you Des. Sorry it looks like the van photos are showing more than the birds!

Bird walk 20 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 20, 2014 at 19:43 0 Comments

Well, with overcast skies and a chilly easterly it felt more like November than April but the birds obviously knew it was spring as we saw some signs of nesting. The list is as follows:



Mistle Thrush - 1 singing and another seen carrying food so there must be a nest nearby. We didn't find it but it'll be worth keeping an eye on.



Blackbird - several birds seen



Robin - 1 or 2 seen and…

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Bird walk 20 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 20, 2014 at 19:34 0 Comments

Well, with overcast skies and a chilly easterly it felt more like November than April but the birds obviously knew it was spring as we saw some signs of nesting. The list is as follows: Mistle Thrush - 1 singing and another seen carrying food so there must be a nest nearby. We didn't find it but it'll be worth keeping an eye on. Blackbird - several birds seen Robin - 1 or 2 seen and heard Chaffinch - a female feeding on the ground near the Effingham Road entrance and a male 'fighting' with…

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Leopold Road statements at full council last Tuesday

Posted by Stella Perrett on March 23, 2014 at 17:08 0 Comments

I was at the full council last Tuesday and read the Leopold Road statements in Public Forum with interest. The chamber (both chambers in fact) were packed out with 'Rent-A-Protest' - there were anti-Fracking groups, anti-Nuclear, anti-Chris Windows, anti-bedroom tax, you name it, they were there.

It was a shame no one from Leopold Road was there to read out their statements, There was some concern in the main chamber from the public gallery, that people wanting to speak had maybe been…

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Latest Activity

Simon Randolph posted photos
Sunday
Fo SAP left a comment for Steve Cousins
"Hi Steve and welcome to the website. Glad you have fond memories ofvthe park & still get to visit it occasionally. Maybe you have some photos or other info on you 'memories' that you'd like to share? For Regina, (membership). P.s…"
Sunday
Steve Cousins is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Saturday
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's blog post Committee Meeting Dates
"The dates of Committee.meetings for 2014 are published on this Blog. Everyone is welcome to these meetings, so come along if you can."
Friday
Fo SAP left a comment for Pippa Russell
"Welcome to the website, Pippa, Glad it is your favourite park-it is ours too. There are regular committee meetings, which are open to all, so come along if you wish, you will be most welcome. The dates & times are posted as Events on this…"
Friday
Fo SAP left a comment for Steve Burns
"Welcome to the website, Steve. If you want to get more involved, or just find out who the committee are, do come along to a meeting; they are announced as Events on this site and you will be most welcome. For Regina, (Membership.)"
Friday
Pippa Russell is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Thursday
Ruth laugharne - behalf of co op left a comment for Ruth laugharne - behalf of co op
"The store manager at bishopston is Steve Butterworth - I will pass the information forward to him. If you'd like to call him for a chat - our store number is 9240861 or pop in. Thanks"
Jul 15
admin left a comment for Ruth laugharne - behalf of co op
"Hi Ruth and the co-op! Who can we contact about asking your store and the new one on Ashley Down Road only to stock disposable barbeques that have little 'legs'?"
Jul 15
A photo by Simon Randolph was featured
Jul 15
Steve Burns is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jul 15
Jo Corke commented on Simon Randolph's photo
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Annual flower beds, July 13th '14

"These are splendid; well done to the organisers, Jo"
Jul 14

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

 

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***** 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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