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 November 16, 2021 at 19:17 12 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…


MUGA Consulation

Posted by Anna Raphael on August 11, 2021 at 14:56 1 Comment

I've heard that there is a consultation about a MUGA area in the park. How can I find it and contribute? (I'm not on Facebook!)

membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on November 2, 2020 at 10:48 1 Comment

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Maris aka Stella  made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


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.




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December 7


Latest Activity

A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Paul & Angela au revoir Dec 2021

Paul and Angela, supporters of Fosap from the begining, meet with friends in the Park.
Fo SAP left a comment for Gwen Jones
"welcome to the website, Gwen. You are right, the park has so many places to enjoy and meet friends. Fay’s tea garden caravan is the place to meet people, not just for coffee but great cakes too. There always seems to be someone around for a…"
Gwen Jones is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 303 In this update:  Parks Forum Meetings for 2022 Parks Forum Terms of Reference Working Group Help Your Park win £1,000 Bristol Future Parks Online Information Session New path in Stoke Park St George Park Lake 50 Ways to…"
Nov 16
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 302 In this update:  Parks Forum Meetings for 2022 Your Park Bristol & Bath Health & Safety Training Bristol Avon Catchment Partnership Event Castle Park Depot Site COP26 – Local Links  "
Nov 16
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

11 11 21

The war memorial in the park on 11.11.21.Local children made poppies the bed of poppied in front of the memorial.
Nov 12
Nicky liked Emily Barnard's profile
Oct 31
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Mural 1 2021

Alex with help from Paul and Peggy, the dog, have started on the mural
Oct 17
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 301. In this update:  Parks Forum Meeting  - Saturday Bristol Future Parks Bristol Pesticide Amnesty – 23rd & 24th October Public Engagement for 'Western Harbour' RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood"
Oct 14
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 300. In this update:  Bristol Green Capital Partnership Event TOMORROW - 29th September A reminder from the last update from Future Parks    Health & Safety Training Dates Next Park Group Volunteers get together -…"
Sep 28
Jo Corke posted a photo

Melita Road flower bed

is this some grass-graffiti artist at work... no it's the Melita Road flower bed being marked out.
Sep 7
Jo Corke posted an event

Bristol City Council Ecological Emergency Action Plan 2021 -2025 at online

September 6, 2021 at 6pm to October 20, 2021 at 7pm
I have posted this as an event as it is something we have been waiting for....You can access the document here .See More
Sep 6

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.

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe


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