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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BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 0 Comments

  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.…

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Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 0 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  …

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on August 5, 2016 at 10:36 1 Comment

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 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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RHS award submission

Posted by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 2 Comments

We have applied for the 2015 RHS Award; the judges will visit on 20th and 21st July.

Our submission is…

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December 7

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Fo SAP posted a blog post

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

  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. I wanted to drop you a short note to offer some explanation about the content of the press release from the…See More
11 hours ago
Fo SAP commented on Annie's blog post Trees in the Park
"Some information on a new website,Trees of Bristol is in the Trees Tab of our website. This site provides an interactive guide to the trees in Bristol. Currently there are 17660 live trees in the database and 18637 including stumps, covering 643…"
Monday
Fo SAP commented on Des Bowring's photo
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The Redwings are back! A couple were enjoying the sunshine in the park this morning.

"That's the single common market (in berries) for you. "
Monday
Des Bowring commented on Des Bowring's photo
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The Redwings are back! A couple were enjoying the sunshine in the park this morning.

"They are back from Scandinavia. Migrants, eh? They come over here, steal our berries......"
Sunday
Fo SAP commented on Des Bowring's photo
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The Redwings are back! A couple were enjoying the sunshine in the park this morning.

"They are here for the North Bristol Arts Trail. Where are they back from exactly?"
Sunday
Des Bowring posted a photo
Nov 25
Fo SAP commented on Jon Mortin's photo
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Jay in the Park 15/11/2016

"I saw a jay - possibly this one - last week; I think it was burying nuts in the wildflower perennial meadow. A squirrel was doing the same. I think Des has recorded a few sightings."
Nov 20
Jon Mortin posted a photo
Nov 15
Jon Mortin commented on Simon Randolph's photo
Nov 15
Fo SAP posted a blog post

Pesticides in Parks

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  …See More
Nov 12
Fo SAP left a comment for Kat Dolan
"Welcome to the website, Kat. The autumn leaves are splendid at present are they not. If you want to meet other 'Friends' of the park, do come to our meeting. You will be most welcome, Jo membership."
Nov 6
Kat Dolan is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Nov 2

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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