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 October 12, 2017 at 17:11 6 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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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.…

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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  …

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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RHS award submission

Posted by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 2 Comments

We have applied for the 2015 RHS Award; the judges will visit on 20th and 21st July.

Our submission is…

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Jon Mortin liked Des Bowring's event Autumn Bird Walk!
yesterday
A photo by Alison Griffies was featured

Pond clearing

We've had a clear out of some of the waterplants from the pond. This is the best time of year to do this as the wildlife can cope with some disturbance in the early autumn.
Thursday
Jo Corke posted a photo

Look what we did

A work part of 6 pond lovers met on Sunday 15th and Monday 16th October 2017 to clear vegetation from the pond. We had a good time, got a bit muddy in the process but are pleased with the result.
Thursday
Alison Griffies posted a photo

Pond clearing

We've had a clear out of some of the waterplants from the pond. This is the best time of year to do this as the wildlife can cope with some disturbance in the early autumn.
Oct 16
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"At the Oct 2017 meeting there were several presentations of interest. Volunteering strategy; ParkWork; GoodGym; Parks Savings and Income; Revised f BPF Terms of reference. The various PowerPoint presentations are now available on the BPF…"
Oct 16
Fo SAP left a comment for Peter William Forrest Browne
"Hello Peter and welcome to the website. We have already met at BCR Community Partnership and BCR StreetScene so I know you are part of the GR&TE Gloucester Road Traders group. We hold regular meeting, advertised on this website, and you would be…"
Oct 12
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"In this update: 14th October Meeting (AGM) - Insurance of Volunteers - Protect our Parks Petition - KWAG Update - Local Plan Review"
Oct 12
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 216: In this update:  Protect our Parks Petition reaches 3,500 – 14th October Meeting (AGM) - HLF Funds for Bristol Wildlife - Parks Action Group - Fields in Trust Awards"
Oct 12
Peter William Forrest Browne posted a photo
Oct 10
Peter William Forrest Browne is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Oct 10
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Halloween party in the park in aid of CLIC Sargent at Café area

October 31, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
The café in St Andrews park are having a Halloween event again this year. They raise money for a Bristol based, but national charity, CLIC Sargent who do amazing work. CLIC have helped us as a family over the last 3 years and continue to do so.It would be good if each family attending could make a minimum donation of £3 per child. It really is a great event.Thanks to Fay, Jazz and the team for organising this.See More
Oct 7
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 6th September 2017

The minutes of the meeting are here.See More
Sep 21

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

 

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.

http://friendsofstandrewspark.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bristol-parks-forum

***** 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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