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 August 3, 2017 at 10:27 4 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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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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RHS award submission

Posted by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 2 Comments

We have applied for the 2015 RHS Award; the judges will visit on 20th and 21st July.

Our submission is…

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Fo SAP left a comment for Abi Fisher
"Welcome to the website, Abi. We love the wildflower area and meadow too. There's lots to see and perhaps you'd like to post a wildlife photo on the website. Everyone is welcome tou our meetings -details of the next one is in Events."
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Committee meeting at Derby Road Bowls Club

September 6, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The committee meetings of FoSAP are open to everyone and you will be made welcome.The agenda will be here soon.The minutes of the previous meeting, 4.7.17 are here.Minutes of all meeting are posted in the Forum.…See More
Monday
Abi Fisher is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Aug 10
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 4th July 2017

The minutes of the FoSAP meeting on 4.7.17 are here.See More
Aug 5
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter  213. In this update:  Protect our Parks petition – Newcastle Parks Trust – Cycle Route Planning Applications – Street Trees - 2018 Meeting Dates"
Aug 3
Fo SAP left a comment for David Williams
"Welcome to the website, David. The park can be everyone's garden - glad you like it. If you want to find out more about the Friends group do come to a meeting - the next one is 6th September, and is listed under Events. Jo membership."
Aug 1
Jo Corke posted an event
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Committee meeting at Derby Road Bowls Club

September 6, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The committee meetings of FoSAP are open to everyone and you will be made welcome.The agenda will be here soon.The minutes of the previous meeting, 4.7.17 are here.Minutes of all meeting are posted in the Forum.…See More
Aug 1
David Williams is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Aug 1
Fo SAP left a comment for David Briggs
"Welcome to the website, David. We like everything in the park too and, despite deep cuts in the BCC parks budget we are hoping to keep the park as a haven and pleasure for all. We have regular open meetings, announced here on the website, and you…"
Jul 31
Des Bowring posted a photo
Jul 30
David Briggs is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jul 20
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 212  In this update:  Love Parks Week 2017 - Protect our Parks petition - Protect Bristol’s Street Trees petition – Closing Public Toilets in Parks - Bristol Local Plan"
Jul 19

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

***** 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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