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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Please note that the views expressed on the Friends of St Andrews Park web site are not necessarily those of the Friends of St Andrews Park group. We would advise contributors that any statements considered to be personal, offensive, defamatory or false are not acceptable and will be removed where appropriate.


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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on June 13, 2018 at 14:20 6 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…


BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on January 6, 2018 at 10:30 1 Comment

BCR CP AGM 22.2.18

Minutes of the meeting are on the BCR website here.…


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.…


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  …


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…


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…


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.…


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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Fo SAP commented on Simon Randolph's event 'Clean Air Day Bishopston'
"Here is the Clean Air Day national website"
Jun 14
Simon Randolph posted an event

Clean Air Day Bishopston at Boston Tea Party

June 14, 2018 from 6pm to 7pm
Clean Air Day Bishopston is on Thursday 21st June and features public support pledges and a "community call-out", 6-7pm, at Boston Tea Party, Gloucester Road/Nevil Road, followed by a clean air walk.You can find out more about Clean Air Bishopston here: More
Jun 14
Simon Randolph posted photos
Jun 13
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 234 In this update:  MyWildCity Workshop Sat 7th July Talking Trees Bristol The National Citizen Service Blaise Nursery Plant Sale Ardagh Cabinet Meeting"
Jun 13
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 233: In this update:  BPF Meeting 28 April Festival of Nature 9th & 10th June Rethinking Parks Tree Forum Meeting Monday 4th June Bristol's Tree of the Year Blaise Nursery Plant Sale The Greater Bristol Otter Group Bristol…"
May 29
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 232: In this update: BPF Meetings - Parks & Green Spaces, Future Funding – WalkFest 2018 – Bee Aware - iTree Bristol"
May 27
Fo SAP left a comment for Penelope Rigby
"Welcome to the website, Penelope. We think that the park is one of the best green spaces in Bristol. You are welcome to come to our events; the next one is the annual theatre in the Prk, The Pantaloons performong The Importance of Being Earnest.…"
May 23
Penelope Rigby is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
May 15
Fo SAP left a comment for Lycia Harper
"Welcome to the website, Lycia; you are right, everything in the park is good. The fosap committe meets regularly and meetings are open to everyone so, if you want to, do come along. The next meeting is 23rd May and details will appear on this…"
May 11
Lycia Harper is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
May 10
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 231 In this update: BPF Meeting Sat 28th April - Future Vision for Parks - City Nature Challenge 27-30 April 2018 – Weather Impacts - Tree Forum Meeting 4th June - Walk Fest 2018  "
Apr 24
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

AGM/OGM 10.4.18 minutes

  Here are the minutes of the meetings on 10.4.18See More
Apr 18

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:


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.

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Please sign the petition to keep Fay’s cafe as it is.


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