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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Posted by Jo Corke on September 9, 2014 at 17:16 0 Comments

The UK has 59 species of resident butterflies (Avon Wildlife Trust, Spring 2014).

In the park we have recorded 6 species which are below. If you search the photos on the website for 'Butterfly' you can read more about them.…


Wildlife Pond

Posted by Mrs Zenia Pudduck on August 28, 2014 at 8:21 1 Comment

Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit.  Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area.  I am really looking forward to seeing  the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.


Posted by Tony Bacon on August 7, 2014 at 14:00 1 Comment

What a lovely day out at st Andrews and may i say the park looked great must thank the workers there and the pool was great.

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.…


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…


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…


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 or commenting on this Blog.



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…


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…


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!


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Des Bowring commented on Simon Randolph's photo

Even small flies find the Cosmos attractive, Sept 16th '14

"I bet there's some bright spark in the Dipterist's Forum willing to ID to species level!"
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Christine Thomas aka Crystyn is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Simon Randolph liked Des Bowring's event Birds in the Park
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John Mayne replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"Hello Kevin,    Glad to hear that you are interested in joining us!  It would certainly go a long way to helping to represent dog owners as part of such a large park user group.  I would suggest, that subject to discussion by the…"
Kevin Coughlan replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"Hello John. That's a good idea and would go a long way to establishing better dialogue. I wouldn't mind being a 'convenor' but I may be in Truro that night. Perhaps we need two or three ';convenors', any of whom would…"
John Mayne replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"Hello Kevin,    Can I take you up on your question above about dog owners having one or two reps on the committee?  It is something that we would welcome and have previously wanted to set up.  Our constitution provides for having…"
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Kevin Coughlan replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"Many thanks, Jo. Much appreciated. Regards, Kevin"
Sep 14
Fo SAP replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"Hi Kevin, I will forward your comments to Fi Hance. Jo"
Sep 14
Des Bowring posted an event

Birds in the Park at Main Effingham Road entrance

September 21, 2014 from 10am to 11am
Join us for the first bird walk of the autumn. With lots of leaves on the trees, spotting birds may be a challenge, but we may hear some interesting songs and calls.See More
Sep 12

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:


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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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