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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pond gate repairs

Posted by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 0 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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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on August 5, 2016 at 10:36 1 Comment

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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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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Dawn Chorus at Narroways

Posted by Des Bowring on April 2, 2016 at 16:42 0 Comments

Hi all

I'll be leading a dawn chorus walk on Narroways Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 April. Full details here

Des

Committee Meeting Dates

Posted by Fo SAP on March 23, 2016 at 14:42 1 Comment

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Times and venues are advertised as an Event.

Minutes of previous meetings are posted in Forum.

Dates of meetings in 2016/17:-

       These meeting dates alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  All meetings will be held at St. Andrews Bowling Club, Derby Road unless otherwise agreed and will commence at 7.30 pm

       Please note that the…

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Bird Walk 20th March 2016

Posted by Jon Mortin on March 22, 2016 at 19:58 1 Comment

An impressive 18 people (including 5 enthusiastic youngsters) turned up for this month's Birdwalk, led by Lois  (Des being away on ornithological adventures elsewhere). The weather was overcast and quite cold but we recorded 21 different bird species including a pair of Mistle Thrush and a flock of 20 Redwing. The full list was as follows:

Blackbird: a few seen

Blue Tit: seen and heard

Carrion Crow: 2 or 3

Chaffinch: a female seen

Coal Tit: 1…

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October 11

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Fo SAP left a comment for Ian Harris
"Welcome to tye website, Ian. You are right, the playground is great. We hold regular meetings & you wiould be welcome to attend; the dates appear on this website as Events. The next one is 11th October and details will appear soon."
Friday
Ian Harris is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Sep 19
Jo Corke posted a blog post

pond gate repairs

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.See More
Sep 13
Des Bowring posted a blog post

Bird walks in the park - see you in January!

The popular Sunday morning bird walks will be starting again in January 2017. Watch this space for more details!See More
Sep 12
Fo SAP left a comment for Christopher Sadler
"Welcome to the website Chris - the park is, as you say a good place for adults and children. We hold regular meetings and these appear in the Events on this website. So if you want to come along you will be welcome. If you have any comments of…"
Sep 11
Christopher Sadler is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Sep 7
martin weitz posted a video

Memorial Service on 75th Anniversary of Wellington Bomber Crash

Memorial Service on 75th Anniversary of Wellington Bomber Crash held in St Andrews Park Bristol
Sep 7
martin weitz posted an event

Annual Hedge Trimming - ( Note: this title is meant to be ironic) at All around St Andrews Park

August 31, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Once  a year - or so it would seem - the council trims the hedge around the park, if it can remember to do so, or if it hasnt made so many staff redundant  that there is still someone left to do this job. This year the council seems to have forgotten or cant be bothered to do it. So three weeks ago  I wrote to find out what was happening...From: Martin Weitz [mailto:martinweitz@focusproductions.co.uk]Sent: 10 August 2016 09:50To: Sarah TylerCc: John MayneSubject: Hedge still not cut Hi…See More
Aug 31
Tim Mason posted an event
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Tim Mason at Dog free area St Andrews Park

September 3, 2016 at 1pm to September 7, 2016 at 2pm
The best place to practise Qi Gong/Tai Chi is outdoors!‘Qi Gong Bristol’ runs free sessions locations in various parks around the city.For physical/mental/spiritual wellbeing. learn about on going classes in neighbourhood,I will be running the sessions in BS7   St Andrew’s Park, (Sat. 3rd. 1.30pm + Wed 7th 1.00pm)See More
Aug 30
Fo SAP left a comment for Andy Lockyer
"Welcome to the website, Andy. As you say, something to suit everyone. If you want to meet more 'Friends' of the park, do come along to one of the open committee meetings. You will be most welcome."
Aug 27
Bill Singleton might attend Fo SAP's event
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Play area redevelopment at on this website

August 7, 2016 at 6pm to August 31, 2016 at 7pm
Possible further development of the play area in St Andrews ParkFriends of St Andrews Park, in consultation with Bristol City Council, is considering the longer term needs of the play area in the park, including the playground and paddling pool. The play area is very popular but some of the equipment is ageing, some groups of children may be less well catered for, and there are some issues with drainage and layout on the site. FoSAP is therefore in the process of applying for a Wellbeing grant…See More
Aug 27
Andy Lockyer is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Aug 25

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

 

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***** 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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