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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A gorgeously crisp winter's morning and a good selection of birds - what more could you ask? The full list is as follows:
Blackcap - up to 3 seen, both male and female birds mainly near the bowling green
Redwing - about 10 birds seen, giving close views
Mistle Thrush - 1 bird seen and song heard
Blackbird - several birds seen
Robin - 2 or 3 birds…Continue
Phil and Andy, BCC staff who have been working on the Pond Access Improvement project, expect the work to be finished before Christmas.
13th Dec. The wooden walkway is almost complete…Continue
Dear Friend of Bristol’s Trees – You may have heard of last Thursday’s Royal Society report about cities needing to adapt to the effects of climate change. Within the report it recommends planting lots more trees in cities and up on the hills. It predicts…Continue
By recent standards this was a fairly uneventful walk, but it was enlivened at the end by Simon spotting a Sparrowhawk. The list in full:
Sparrowhawk - 1 soaring above the park. A fairly large and stocky bird meant that this was likely to have been a female
Chaffinch - a few showed well
Goldfinch - good numbers feeding in the treetops
Starling - several
More good news - the work to complete the access to the back of the pond is likely to start again soon. Watch this…Continue
Very occasionally something unusual turns up in the park. In the past we've had Waxwings, a Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpeckers and the odd fly-over Peregrine or Buzzard. Nothing quite prepared us for this morning's star bird, however. Short-eared Owls breed on moorland in the north and west of the UK and at this time of year move to coastal sites in the south for the winter. We also get an influx of birds from mainland Europe in most autumns. To see one flying only at tree height over…Continue
If you look at it today you can see what we have done so far. We will be there…Continue
All three talks were about local volunteers taking on neighbourhood initiatives to develop green areas for the benefit and use of the community. A summary of these very interesting talks can be seen here:
Started by Jon Mortin in Interest Group - Pond / Wildlife – (Jo Corke and Des Bowring). Last reply by Des Bowring on Tuesday. 1 Reply 0 Likes
Started by Toby OCM in Interest Group - Equipment / facilities / gateways / appearance (Beryl Sanderson). Last reply by Toby OCM Dec 4, 2014. 3 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Mrs Zenia Pudduck in Interest Group - Pond / Wildlife – (Jo Corke and Des Bowring). Last reply by Simon Randolph Nov 4, 2014. 7 Replies 0 Likes
Started by Lib Clerk in Interest Group - Anti-social behaviour and litter (Sarah McMurchie) Nov 2, 2014. 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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