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 April 22, 2019 at 17:18 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…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on January 10, 2019 at 14:41 1 Comment

BCR CP Next meeting 11. Feb 2019 at Redland Green Bowls Club.

This Community Partnership is for the neighbourhoods within and around the wards of Bishopston & Ashley Down, Cotham and Redland (‘our area’).  

John Mayne and Jo Corke…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…

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

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 emailing or commenting on this Blog.



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 new.

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 10:30 9 Comments

Play Area Update March 2019

The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.


March 2019

Sarah Cemlyn has posted this good news about our  Park Children’s Play area.

This is to let…



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Latest Activity

Fo SAP left a comment for Elaine Fraser
"Welcome to the website, Elaine. You are right, it is a lovely urban park and we think we are one of the best Bristol City Parks. There is Open Committee meeting of Friends on May 22nd and you'd be most welcome to come and meet other local…"
Elaine Fraser is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Fo SAP left a comment for Nick Oke
"Welcome to the website, Nick.You are right, the park is a green oasis in the city and we are proud of the wildlife/pond area. If you want to come along to a committee meeting and find out more, you will be most welcome."
May 4
Nick Oke is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
May 1
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Horse Chestnut April 2019

Following the storms of the weekend 27th April 2019 BCC arranged to have contractors work on the Horse Chestnut which had lost a large section.
May 1
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 251.   Bristol Parks Forum Update In this update:  Introducing Ella Hogg City Nature Challenge Bristol Walk Fest New AWT Wildlife Watch Club Stoke Park accessible path"
Apr 22
A photo by Dennis & Jenny Broe was featured

St. Andrews bowling club.

One of the St. Andrews & Kildare bowlers playing her bowl.
Apr 21
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

AGM and OGM minutes 9.4.19

The draft minutes of the AGM 9.4.19 are here.The draft minutes of the OGM 9.4.19 are here.See More
Apr 21
Dennis & Jenny Broe posted photos
Apr 21
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 250 In this update:  Local Plan, Green Space Protection Importance of Greenspace for Children Toni Brown"
Apr 12
Fo SAP commented on Simon Randolph's photo

An early spring insect - the Greater Bee-fly (Bombylius major) feding on Calth flower in pond, April 7th '19.

"we have a list of all hoverflies recorded for the park here It may be time to make a list of our diptera and hymenoptera. Maybe, when we have…"
Apr 8

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.


Bristol Weather

FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.


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