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 August 1, 2018 at 15:37 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…


wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

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.…



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Jo Corke posted an event

Street Scene at Bishopston Library, 100a Gloucester Road

August 13, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6pm
Street SceneThe BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, tospot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that need cutting back etcpick up litter and arrange community tidy-upsget permission from building owners and remove and paint over graffiti on property and street furnituresweep up leaves and trim back overgrowth from roads and…See More
Aug 8
3 photos by Simon Randolph were featured
Aug 3
A photo by Paul bullivant Esq. was featured
Aug 3
A photo by Dennis & Jenny Broe was featured

Wellington Memorial

Brambles cleared, roses pruned and soil turned over ready for Remembrance Sunday.
Aug 3
Fo SAP left a comment for Arnott
"Welcome, Arnott, to the FoSAP website. We agree, the park is lovely; as a daily visitor you surely experience this as much as anyone. We have regular committee meetings to which everyone is welcome. the next is 5th Sept and will appear under events…"
Aug 3
Fo SAP left a comment for William Lammas
"Welcome to the website, William. Your list includes many if not all of the things that FoSAP is keen to support. Our park keeper will be pleased to read that the list includes evidence of his hard work all year round. As Bristol City Council had…"
Aug 3
Fo SAP left a comment for Keith Boothman
"Welcome to Fosap website, Keith, We agree, the park is lovely for children and adults, and the shady trees are good at this time of year. We hold regular committee meetings to which everyone is invited. Details of these appear at the top of the…"
Aug 3
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 238 In this update:  Parks Foundation Peter Wilkinson Bristol Memorial Event BPF Meeting 30th June Tree Maintenance Training Concessions Re-tender Rough Sleeping Consultation City Nature Challenge, Save the Date Nightingale…"
Aug 1
Arnott is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jul 29
Profile IconKeith Boothman and William Lammas joined Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jul 26
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Watering Trees  Great that we are actually having some summer weather this year! But the severe dry spell is causing some issues; a particular concern is for some of the more recently planted trees. John Atkinson from the One Tree Per…"
Jul 11
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 237.  In this update:  BPF Meeting 30th June MyWildCity Workshop Sat 7th July Watering Trees Student Volunteering Action on parks event in London"
Jul 11

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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