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 June 9, 2019 at 13:00 10 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…

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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…

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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…
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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 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/country-diary-delighted-by-daisies-allendale-northumberland

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.

 

I…

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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 emailing fosapark@gmail.com or commenting on this Blog.

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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 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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Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"BRISTOL WINS SHARE OF MULTI-MILLION POUND PARKS FUND We are really pleased to be able to bring you news of another successful bid for funding that will benefit Bristol's Parks. Bristol has secured almost £1 million to help secure the…"
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Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 254 In this update Future Parks Bristol & Bath Parks Foundation Launch Foundation and Partnerships Manager Job Opportunity Parks H&S Training, Book now"
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Fo SAP left a comment for Andy Jones
"Welcome to the website, Andy. You are right - there is a good ba;lance of both wildlife and amenity value in our lovely park. You will be most welcome to attend our meetings, which are open to all Friends, and to join us for other park events.…"
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Profile IconAndy Jones and North Bristol Community Project joined Friends Of St Andrews Park
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Fo SAP left a comment for North Bristol Community Project
"Welcome to the website of the Friends of St Andrews Park. You will be most welcome to attend our meetings, which are open to all Friends, and to join us for other park events. If you wish to get FoSAP newsletters, meeting invites and minutes …"
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Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 253 In this update: :  Festival of Nature, Volunteers Needed Green Mingle on Thursday Foundation and Partnerships Manager Job Opportunity AWT Courses NFPGS Community Survey"
Jun 9
Jo Corke posted an event
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Parks Sports Facilities at on line

May 30, 2019 at 6pm to July 9, 2019 at 12pm
Parks’ sports (bowls, cricket and football) facilities consultationAt our committee meeting on the 22nd May we reported that there will be a consultation on the provision of sports' facilities; that consultation is now open.The Consultation is on the Council's Consultation Hub at https://bristol.citizenspace.com/management-of-place/parks-sports-facilities/ The…See More
May 30
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 252 In this update:  Festival of Nature Foundation Launch Volunteers’ Week 1st-7th June, Free Events Local Plan Review Nature Recovery Network  "
May 25
Simon Randolph posted photos
May 24
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Fascination birch plaque

The tree was funded by public contributions collected by one Friends of the Park, Doug Reid.
May 21
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…"
May 18
Elaine Fraser is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
May 18

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

Please sign the petition - Save Fay’s cafe

Please sign the petition to keep Fay’s cafe as it is.

http://epetitions.bristol.gov.uk/epetition_core/community/petition/3984

 
 
 

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