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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2016 Minute Secretary indicated alongside date
[Sat 27.02.16 Community ceilidh at St. Barts Church Hall]
Wed 02.03.16 Jenny Morris
Tue 12.04.16 [AGM] Steve Perry
Wed 25.05.16 Simon…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
The mild and overcast conditions meant that our Christmas walk wasn't very Christmassy, but there were plenty of birds. The full list is as follows:
Robin - a few seen and heard
Blackbird - 4 or 5 seen
Wren - 1 or 2 in song and 2 seen in a front garden across the road
Redwing - 2 or 3 seen
Starling - a group of up to 10 seen in the 'starling tree'.
Well, we turned up but the birds didn't! We finished with one of the lowest bird counts ever, but luckily we had both fungi and invertebrate experts among our number so there was something else to look at. The complete list, for what it's worth:
Woodpigeon - very hard to find until the end of the walk when a few were seen
Feral Pigeon - several seen
Magpie - one or two
Crow - a…Continue
It was reported to FoSAP early in November that two teenagers were mugged recently in St. Andrews Park in separate incidents. One of them was beaten up quite badly and mugged and the other was held at knifepoint. It is believed this was after dark and possibly drug related.
FoSAP has been in contact with PC Andy Stamp of the Redland beat police who was very concerned about recent alleged assaults. It seems that so far as the police are concerned, whilst the police have received…Continue
BCR Sustainable Travel Options: Safe walking and cycling Come along and have your say at one of our quarterly forum meetings. Make suggestions, meet your local councillors and be updated on local is…0 Comments 0 Likes
The annual Ceilidh is on 27th Feb at 7.30pm. St Bart's Church Hall. Tickets are only available in advance and not on the door, so if you haven't already, please contact our friend Des to make your re…0 Comments 0 Likes
Started by Jon Mortin in Interest Group - Pond / Wildlife – (Jo Corke and Des Bowring) Jan 17. 0 Replies 0 Likes
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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