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 June 4, 2021 at 17:30 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/country-diary-delighted-by-daisies-allendale-northumberland

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.

 

I…

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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 emailing fosapark@gmail.com or commenting on this Blog.

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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 new.

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April 1

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Latest Activity

Fo SAP left a comment for Charlie Backwell
"Welcome to the website, Charlie, You are indeed a long standing member of the community with many memories. As it happens we are collecting park 'Memories' to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the park (which was in 2020 but we had to…"
Thursday
Charlie Backwell is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jun 9
Jo Corke left a comment for Chrissie Gay
"Welcome to the website, Chrissie and thanks for getting in touch about the Meadows. Some dates are already in the calendar (see Events) and I have put you on the list to be informed of when the other working groups  happen."
Jun 5
Jo Corke left a comment for Kate Davis
"Welcome to the website Kate. You are right, the park is a good place for a brisk walk and fresh air. We have lots of trees - there is a plan to put some name plates on some of them and an app is in preparation for a tree walk. More info will appear…"
Jun 5
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 294 In this update: Parks Forum Meeting Saturday 15th May New Cabinet Motorcycles in Parks Free Wildlife Guides Great Bristol Spring Clean Equity in Access to Urban Nature"
Jun 4
Profile IconKate Davis and Chrissie Gay joined Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jun 4
A photo by Jo Corke was featured

job nearly done

Taking a herbal tea break while t the concrete sets - thanks to Mark and Gordon.The display board for the top will be here soon....
May 24
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 293 In this update:  Parks Forum Meeting Saturday 15th May Parks Foundation – The Big Give City Nature Challenge Bristol Walk Fest 2021 Increased park use during lockdown My Wild City – Dawn Chorus Walks Final Reminder -…"
May 21
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 292 In this update:  Parks Foundation – The Big Give Love Nature Love Your Park Recordings City Nature Challenge Photoshoots for Parks Cafés Website Castle Park Poetry Festival Frome Forum National Federation of Parks…"
May 21
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 291 In this update:  Parks Foundation – Online Training Parks and climate and disability Reminder - Please Check Your Group’s Listing Elections 2021 YOUR FOREST - Radio series and sound map for Bristo"
May 21
Jo Corke posted photos
May 19
A photo by Jo Corke was featured

Ivy removal 1 May 2021

under direction of BCC Estates, the ivy growing on the park walls is being removed. The work is being undertaken by a DoE bronze award group.
May 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:

 

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

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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