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 February 20, 2021 at 15:41 21 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…


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.



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.


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Minutes Jan 27th 2021

The minutes of the meeting 27.1.21 are here.See More
Feb 20
Fo SAP left a comment for John Elmslie PHILIP
"Welcome to the website John, You are right, our park has many attractions; Fay's tea garden, being open for some much of the year serving us warm drinks and cake, is so welcome. We have a committee meeting coming up soon (zoom of course); if…"
Feb 20
John Elmslie PHILIP is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Feb 20
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Sponsored Hornbeam Jan 2021

Friends will know that we have lost several mature trees during the past year. BCC are in charge of all replacement trees and seek financial sponsorship for them (as BCC has insufficient funds to replace them). This is a hornbeam to replace one of…
Jan 26
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Snow in park 2021

first of the sledgers arrive in the park - all socially distant of course
Jan 24
Fo SAP left a comment for Johnny Flay
"welcome to the website Johnny. You are right, the trees are important of the park and we have a Tree tab on the site featuring some of them in more detail.  Currently the committee is meeting online only but innormal times everyone is…"
Jan 20
Johnny Flay is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jan 20
Fo SAP replied to Joe Staniforth's discussion Lake
"Hi Joe, The park Is about 5 hectares in size and sloping, so a proposal for a big lake would be an ambitious project. You clearly know the park, and if you have seen it the summer you will know how popular it is and the pressures on the available…"
Jan 14
Joe Staniforth replied to Joe Staniforth's discussion Lake
"Yes walk past it most days. How would plans for a big lake be raised? I would be happy to do whatever was required and submit to relevant parties. Is it a public vote? Raised at AGM? Thanks for the reply. Joe"
Jan 12
Fo SAP replied to Joe Staniforth's discussion Lake
"Hello Joe, Welcome - it's good to hear from you especially as you mention wildlife issues. We have a wildlife pond and, as far as I know, we are not thinking of anything bigger. It supports amphibians, and visiting birds and insects are catered…"
Jan 12
Joe Staniforth liked Joe Staniforth's discussion Lake
Jan 12
Joe Staniforth posted a discussion


Has there ever been consideration given to the digging of a lake in St Andrew’s park?This would add additional habitats to birds, fish and amphibians. Not to mention the increased scenic nature of water.If the funds could be raised would this even be considered?See More
Jan 11

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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FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.


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