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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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…Continue
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…Continue
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…
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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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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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