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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Bird Walk: 17th May

Posted by Jon Mortin on May 17, 2015 at 20:51 1 Comment

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…

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Bird walk 3 May

Posted by Des Bowring on May 3, 2015 at 17:18 0 Comments

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…

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Coming Soon! Moth Nights!

Posted by Des Bowring on May 2, 2015 at 10:04 0 Comments

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!

Des

Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on April 24, 2015 at 10:43 13 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 Minutes of previous…

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Bird walk 19 April 15

Posted by Des Bowring on April 19, 2015 at 17:30 0 Comments

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…

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Eclipse in the park!

Posted by Des Bowring on March 21, 2015 at 9:00 0 Comments

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!

Bird walk 15 March 2015

Posted by Des Bowring on March 15, 2015 at 14:30 0 Comments

Although the chilly, overcast weather suggested winter was unwilling to relinquish its grip, there were thankfully a few signs of spring. The full list is as follows:

Redwing - about 40 counted. A remarkable count for a small urban park.

Starling - at least 20 seen, often associating with the thrushes

Mistle Thrush - we wondered if there might be 2 pairs in the park and that one individual might have been prospecting for…

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Bristol city council - How to report problems.

Posted by Fo SAP on February 18, 2015 at 16:16 0 Comments

If you see a problem that needs reporting it is easy to do it online.    If you go to

the BCC website…

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Bird Walk: 15th February

Posted by Jon Mortin on February 15, 2015 at 15:14 3 Comments

Once again, an enjoyable walk led this time by Lois, who broke with tradition and took us on an exciting anticlockwise route around the park, with a good selection of birds seen and heard along the way. The full list is as follows:

Blue Tit: 2 or 3 seen

Great Tit: 2 or 3 seen

Long-tailed Tit: 3 seen

Coal Tit: 1 seen

Robin: at least 2 seen

Starling: at least 20 seen

Redwing: at least 10 seen in the trees and on the ground

Mistle Thrush:…

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Committee Meeting Dates

Posted by Fo SAP on February 2, 2015 at 16:30 1 Comment

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

2015                    Minute Secretary

13th January  minutes now on website in Forum.

Wed 25.02.15   Jenny Morris

Tue 14.04.15   AGM and committee meeting – Steve Perry

Wed 27.05.15  Sarah McMurchie.

Tue 07.07.15   Simon Randolph

Wed 02.09.15  Mary Welsh

Tue 13.10.15  Jo…

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Simon Randolph posted photos
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Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's group Wildlife group
"This may be of interest to our group as its next (small and cheap) project, the construction of a couple of bee hotels as shown here:www.bwars.com/files/info_sheets/Bee_Hotels_infosheet.pdf">http://www.bwars.com/sites/www.bwars.com/files/info_sheets/Bee_Hotels_infosheet.pdf The necessary DIY skills…"
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Simon Randolph posted a photo
May 24
Lee liked Lee's event Concert - SING FOR NEPAL
May 21
Lee posted an event

Concert - SING FOR NEPAL at St Michaels, Gloucester Road

July 10, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
Wine and song. Local choirs - Gas Works Singers, Gas Men and Kettle of Fish entertain to raise funds to build schools and health centres in remote, quake damaged areas of Nepal, supported by PHASE international, run out of Somerville Road and PAHAR Trust, whose key trustee is Dr MItchell from Montpelier Health Centre. July 10th 7pm St Michaels, Pigsty Hill.See More
May 21
Des Bowring commented on Jon Mortin's blog post Bird Walk: 17th May
"Thanks for posting, Jon and to Lois for leading."
May 19
Jon Mortin posted a blog post

Bird Walk: 17th May

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 heardWren - several heardBlackbird - many  (around 10) seen hopping around the parkMistle Thrush - good views of two individuals in different sections of the parkDunnock - at least one heard singingGoldfinch - seen and heardBlue Tit -…See More
May 17
Fo SAP left a comment for Gordon Adam
"Welcome Gordon, and thanks for helping out with the planting and then the rollering. We may soon be building Bee Hotels - will keep you and everyone in the wildlife group,  in touch, Jo"
May 15
Fo SAP left a comment for Chrissie Decker
"Yes, the shapes have been prepared already. Another lovely display is on its way."
May 14
Tim Mason posted an event
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'Qi' in the Park at Centre of St Andrews Park

June 1, 2015 from 8am to 8:45am
More Qi Gong / Tai Chi drop-in sessions coming up early June, as follows:Mon 1 June 8am & 1pmWed 3 June 1pmPut a Spring in your step as you inhale the energy of our dear green place. Look out for the Qigong Bristol Banner.See More
May 14
Chrissie Decker left a comment for Fo SAP
"Are you having a wild flower meadow again this summer?"
May 11
Gordon Adam is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
May 11

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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