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 April 16, 2014 at 13:03 8 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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Leopold Road statements at full council last Tuesday

Posted by Stella Perrett on March 23, 2014 at 17:08 0 Comments

I was at the full council last Tuesday and read the Leopold Road statements in Public Forum with interest. The chamber (both chambers in fact) were packed out with 'Rent-A-Protest' - there were anti-Fracking groups, anti-Nuclear, anti-Chris Windows, anti-bedroom tax, you name it, they were there.

It was a shame no one from Leopold Road was there to read out their statements, There was some concern in the main chamber from the public gallery, that people wanting to speak had maybe been…

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Bird walk 16 Mar 14

Posted by Des Bowring on March 16, 2014 at 18:59 0 Comments

Another beautiful sunny day and spring was very much in the air. The following birds were noted:

House Sparrow - mainly seen near the pond

Robin - a few including one giving close views near the bowling green

Blackbird - several feeding on the grass and heard singing

Mistle Thrush - 3 including (presumably) 2 males contesting territory

Blue Tit - a couple…

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Play Area development

Posted by Jo Corke on March 2, 2014 at 18:50 7 Comments



Play Area Update February 2014

The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.





Bristol’s spaces to play are better than ever following a £3m programme of improvements. Now, over 30 local parks and play spaces have been remodelled and improved as part of the…

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Thanks to members of FoSAP wildlife group

Posted by Stella Perrett on February 20, 2014 at 17:55 0 Comments

A big 'thank you' to Des and Simon for their kind offer to help a community group in the Cranbrook Road area. We are trying to protect the flora and fauna and the Cranbrook stream and its wildlife, from potential damage if the new owners of 'The New Church' and land put in a planning application. We are arranging for local experts to conduct a 'site brief'' which can inform any planning application.

"Protect Redland (and Bishopston) from Over-Developement" ("PROD" has only been in…

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Bird walk 16 February

Posted by Des Bowring on February 16, 2014 at 18:00 0 Comments

An absolutely beautiful morning and lots of bird activity. The full list:

Redwing - up to 10 birds

Mistle Thrush - at least 2 birds showed well

Jay - 1 or 2 birds gave good views

Long-tailed Tit - a couple

Great Tit - several singing

Blue Tit - more heard than seen

House Sparrow - some chirping near the bowling…

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Green Capital Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on February 15, 2014 at 15:30 1 Comment

This is their website

http://bristolgreencapital.org/

This is their email

green.capital@bristolgreencapital.org

- FoSAP has joined the partnership by signing up to the Green Capital Partnership Pledge…

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Bristol TreeForum

Posted by Fo SAP on January 29, 2014 at 15:14 3 Comments

Dear Friend of Bristol’s Trees –

It’s been a busy 6 weeks for the TreeForum trying to keep Bristol’s re-treeing program on track. Read …

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YewTrees near Leopold Road

Posted by Fo SAP on January 21, 2014 at 14:37 0 Comments

Please find attached   a clarification summary of the discussion held under item 4.3 of the agenda at the FoSAP meeting…

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Bird walk 19 January

Posted by Des Bowring on January 19, 2014 at 13:58 2 Comments

A very good turnout and some nice birds his morning. The list in full:

Blackcap - a male seen by a lucky few

Goldfinch - several seen and heard

Chaffinch - 1 or 2 seen

Greenfinch - a few seen and heard singng

Mistle Thrush - 2 seen, probably a pair

Robin - 1 or 2 singing and showing well

Blackbird - several…

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April 20

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Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 148 is now on this blog. In this update: Parks Forum Meeting 12th April - Invasive Weeds - TreePips - HighWaterLine Bristol - Byelaws - Festival of Nature - Bristol-10K for Justin Smith - Stoke Park - Ashton Court - Walks in Green Spaces"
yesterday
Claudia replied to Simon Randolph's discussion Anti social behaviour in park - how might proposed new byelaws help prevent this?
"My son witnessed a horrid dog fight today in the park this afternoon, 2 pitbull type dogs had a fight and locked together one not letting go of the other, they had to be lifted up by their owners to separate them from each other without causing more…"
yesterday
Elaine Hicks commented on Fo SAP's event 'AGM'
"Sorry this meeting clashes with the Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down local History Society talk at the Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm; so am attending talk about Victorian Pleasures & Pastimes- by Pat Hase. Hope the FoSAP meeting goes well. "
yesterday
Des Bowring commented on martin weitz's video
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The Birds of St Andrews Park, Bristol narrated by John Telfer

"Great video, although I'm puzzled that there's no mention of the park's famous Bald Ibis breeding colony."
Apr 10
Des Bowring liked martin weitz's video
Apr 10
Regina Zdrojkowska left a comment for Mumma Moo
"Dear Mumma Moo Welcome to the friends of St Andrews park website. We hope you find it useful and informative. Details of events, groups activities and meetings you may wish to become involved in or learn about can also be found on the site. Welcome…"
Apr 10
Mumma Moo is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Apr 10
Simon Randolph posted a photo

Hornbeam in flower, April 9th '14

These are the catkins of the Hornbeam - tree no. 25 in the Guide to the Trees of St Andrews. There are 5 cream-coloured male catkins in the photo and 2 green female ones (towards the top right). The dark clusters of stamens that produce the pollen…
Apr 9
Regina Zdrojkowska might attend Des Bowring's event
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Birds in the Park at Main Effingham Road entrance

April 20, 2014 from 10am to 11am
Join us for an Easter excursion around the park. Can't promise any eggs but there'll be plenty of birdsong and general bird activity to enjoy.See More
Apr 9
Regina Zdrojkowska is attending Fo SAP's event
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AGM at Derby Road Bowls Club

April 15, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Everyone is invited to the Annual General Meeting, so we hope to see you there.The Agenda for the meeting is here..The Minutes of the previous AGM can be found in the Forum part of this website.Theminuts of the previous committee meeting (26.2.14) are…See More
Apr 9
Regina Zdrojkowska might attend Fo SAP's event
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Bristol Tree forum at City Hall

April 14, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
If you want to find out more about the cuts and their implications then go along to the next meeting of the Bristol Tree Forum on Monday 14th April 2014 at 18.05 at City Hall (until 20.00). The agenda is here www.bristolparksforum.org.uk/TreeForum14thApril.pdf There is a page listing the various posts about trees on our website at…See More
Apr 9
Regina Zdrojkowska liked martin weitz's video
Apr 9

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

 

What would you like to change about this web site?

 

 

Please send your thoughts to 'Admin'

 

 

***** 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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