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 January 8, 2018 at 11:49 3 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 6, 2018 at 10:53 0 Comments

Report for Jan 16th 2018 Fosap meeting:

BCR Community Partnership. Jan 16th 2018

This Community Partnership is for the neighbourhoods within and around the…


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.…


Bird walk 17 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 2 Comments

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…



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January 21


Latest Activity

Jo Corke posted an event

Squirrel Appreciation Day at in the park trees, probably

January 21, 2018 all day
You may have seen this news: apparently, Michael Gove is in charge of what happens to all the animals now, like a modern-day Noah, and is apparently about to declare a mass extinction-level attack on the grey squirrel population and no place in the ARK. As every amatuer nature enthusiast knows, the greys don't really belong here. They are Victorian-era import; however, that makes them particularly welcome in our Victorian park, so, if you are in the park on Sunday say Hello to all our Greys. See More
10 minutes ago
Fo SAP updated an event

Open Committee Meeting at Derby Road Bowls Club Ground Floor.

January 16, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Everyone is welcome to the meetings.The agenda is here.. The minutes of the previous meeting are in the Forum tab and…See More
Jan 9
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Parks and Green Spaces Budget Consultation Briefing for groups and Forum members Th BPF committee has put together thier thoughts on the current Parks Consultation. Rather than a draft of their response they have put together a briefing note…"
Jan 8
Fo SAP posted a blog post

BCR Community Partnership

Report for Jan 16th 2018 Fosap meeting:BCR Community Partnership. Jan 16th 2018This 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 have been involved on behalf of FoSAP from the beginning of this venture and FoSAP is…See More
Jan 6
Larissa Morrison is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Dec 30, 2017
Jo Corke posted an event

Bristol Waste Collection at our area

December 24, 2017 at 6pm to January 13, 2018 at 7pm
We have been sent the following onfo for distribution.Waste and recycling calendar 2018 Bristol Waste Company is not delivering 2018 collection calendars to individual households. Instead you can Download your calendar from BWC website here or by using the collection date search on…See More
Dec 24, 2017
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 223 In this update:  Parks Consultation - Volunteer Health & Safety training, and Power Tool training  - Rethinking Parks Again - Sad News From Avon Gorge - Stoke Park Restoration - NFPGS Winter Newsletter -…"
Dec 21, 2017
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured
Dec 12, 2017
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's event 'Neighbourhood Grants'
"You may be wondering why there are several events that are BCC consultations. The council is cutting their budget allocations in all areas and Parks and Green Spaces will lose most of their financial support. The council is putting their proposals…"
Dec 11, 2017
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 222In this update: Parks Consultation - Rethinking Parks Again - Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus - A Future for Ashton Court Mansion - Heritage Hero at Kings Weston - Clean Streets Enforcement Campaign - Friends of…"
Dec 11, 2017
Jo Corke left a comment for Fo SAP
"Hi Emma, We have not received any info on this so far. Perhaps if anyone out there knows the answer, they can post it, or let me know and I'll post it. Jo"
Dec 10, 2017
Emma Wood left a comment for Fo SAP
"Hi are there carols in the park this December? I can't see any details on the events page. Thank you!"
Dec 10, 2017

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.

***** 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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