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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Cllr Fi Hance forwarded the following email to us 9th June 2015.
It will be discussed at the FoSAP meeting 27.6.15
I am writing to advise you of some changes the Parks service has made this year to some of its grounds maintenance services. Grounds maintenance services include grass cutting, pruning shrubs and ornamental borders, cutting hedges, emptying litter bins and litter picking, maintaining sports pitches,…Continue
Four people (Lois, Nancy, Jan and Jon) were present for this month's bird walk, led by Lois in the absence of Des. There were some nice sunny spells during the hour, but with a chilly wind blowing. The list of birds seen and heard was as follows:
Robin - one or two heard
Wren - several heard
Blackbird - many (around 10) seen hopping around the park
Mistle Thrush - good views of two individuals in different sections of the park
Dunnock - at least one heard…Continue
The special event attracted a good number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable people but the birds and the weather were rather less impressive! The full list is as follows:
Goldfinch - lots around, calling, singing and showing well
Chaffinch - at least 2 heard singing
Greenfinch - 1 heard briefly at the pond
Blackbird - a few around
Mistle Thrush - 1…Continue
I'm hoping to do a bit of moth trapping in the park this summer. I will probably choose week-nights where the forecast is for warm temperatures and preferably cloudy skies. Just an experiment, really, and I will publicise it on the website for any interested people to come along!
Watch this space!
A quiet day bird-wise, with the cool wind and low temperature possibly suppressing bird activity. There were some interesting moments, though. The full list as follows:
Robin - just 1 or 2 seen and heard
Blue Tit - a few heard and seen
Great Tit - 3 or 4 chiming away and seen feeding
Coal Tit - 1 seen visiting a garden feeder and then entering a nest cavity in a house opposite the park. Luckily, a…Continue
Yesterday the park was a favoured destination for local eclipse-watchers. Several groups of people were present and a real spirit of shared experience prevailed. I was able to see the eclipse through one kind gentleman's special glasses and I brought along my own pinhole camera set up.
At the height of the eclipse, the park was bathed in a metallic twilight. The birds carried on singing and feeding as normal though.
Here's to the next eclipse on the park!
Green Treasure Hunt. This event is part of Bristol's Green Capital Year and the Neighbourhood Arts Programme. From the 1st August to 13th September join the trail across Bishopston, Cotham and Redl…0 Comments 0 Likes
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. If you have not been before, do come along; you will be given a warm welcome. The Agenda for 2.9.15 The Minutes of 7.7.150 Comments 0 Likes
The BCR NP is hosting this event on Saturday 19th September from 12.30 – 4.30 pm at the church of St Michael and All Angels, on Pigsty Hill, Gloucester Road BS7 8NT The event will include an opport…0 Comments 0 Likes
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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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