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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Thought Friends of St Andrews Park and its users might like to see this article from the Bristol e-paper B24/7:
Very relevant to our park - and most others, I would think.Continue
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…Continue
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Times and venues are advertised as an Event.
Minutes of previous meetings are posted in Forum.
Dates of meetings in 2016/17:-
These meeting dates alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays. All meetings will be held at St. Andrews Bowling Club, Derby Road unless otherwise agreed and will commence at 7.30 pm
Please note that the…Continue
An impressive 18 people (including 5 enthusiastic youngsters) turned up for this month's Birdwalk, led by Lois (Des being away on ornithological adventures elsewhere). The weather was overcast and quite cold but we recorded 21 different bird species including a pair of Mistle Thrush and a flock of 20 Redwing. The full list was as follows:
Blackbird: a few seen
Blue Tit: seen and heard
Carrion Crow: 2 or 3
Chaffinch: a female seen
Coal Tit: 1…Continue
Play Area Update March 2016
The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.
Parks and Play Fund 2015/16
Following the request at our meeting on 30th January, Gillian Douglas (Service Director for parks) has sent us the list of projects that Bristol Parks is working to deliver using the Mayor’s £500,000 parks and play fund for…Continue
Despite the wild wind and drizzle a few hardy souls turned up for this walk. There was a surprising amount of bird song despite the conditions and at least it was mild. The list in full:
Redwing - a count of 15 birds by one participant was very impressive
Starling - a mini-murmuration of 40 birds
Blackbird - a few
Dunnock - 1 or 2 heard
Blue Tit - seen by one of us
Great Tit - 1 by the bowling green
Long-tailed Tit - seen on 2…Continue
Well I thought today would be a wash-out, with overcast conditions and drizzle putting everyone, including me, off the idea of birding in the park. How wrong could I be? It turned out to be a classic walk! The list is as follows:
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 seen well near the children's play area. A rare visitor to the park.
Redwing - a flock of up to 20 seen in the trees and feeding on the ground - a good…Continue
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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 hereVideo footage of the memorial service can be found here:
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