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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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on March 18, 2020 at 16:13 20 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…


Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…


membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on October 31, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Abiola made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…

wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

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 emailing or commenting on this Blog.



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 new.


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Jo Corke posted a photo

Tai Haku March 2020

The earlier tree in this position, a memorial tree, did not survive. This is the new tree, paid for by Fosap crowdfunding organised by Doug. It is a white flowering cherry.
Mar 21
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"This advice has come from Jon James as Head of Parks and is supported by the Parks Forum Committee after discussions with Ella Hogg. As a result of the recent statement from the Government all formal volunteering in parks should now stop. This is…"
Mar 18
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 26.2.20

The minutes of the meeting 26th Feb 2020 are here.See More
Mar 11
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 269. In this update:  Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Future Parks Community Events Climate and Ecological Emergencies Bristol Spring Clean 2020! Free Horticulture Training Grant for Events with Older People Comic…"
Mar 11
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newslatter 268. In this update:  BPF Meeting Sat 15th February Future Parks Community Events Bristol Walk Fest 2020 Bristol’s Climate Strategy"
Mar 11
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's event 'BCR and Street Scene Group event'
"Cleaner Clearer Streets               BCR Street Scene Volunteer Group open meeting          Bishopston Library Thursday Feb 27th 7-9 pm          Doors open…"
Feb 26
Andrew George commented on Andrew George's video

St Andrews Park pond

"I have just got the GoPro camera which is waterproof so I was just doing a quick test. I have a floating handle for it so when the better weather comes I will try and get it in the middle of the pond for longer to see what’s happening below…"
Feb 25
Fo SAP left a comment for John Drowley
"Welcome to the webiste, John. Glad you like the park; we love it. There is an open meeting on Wednesday 26th Feb, and you'd be very welcome to attend and meet other 'Friends'; details in the event at the top of the page."
Feb 25
John Drowley is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Feb 25
Andrew George posted a video

St Andrews Park pond

Under water shot of St Andrews Park #StAndrewspark #park #Pond #Bristol #Gopro #underwater
Feb 24
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 267. In this update:  BPF Meeting Sat 15th February BPF Vision Position Statements Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Bristol Walk Fest 2020 Submissions deadline Funding Available, St Monica Trust Tree Planting Officer…"
Feb 13
Fo SAP left a comment for Emily Clarke
"welcome to the website, Emily. we have an active wildlife group in Fosap. Currently we have plans to develop an area alongside Leopold Road with native plants. We’ll be preparing the ground and sowing seeds soon. That’s a group you could…"
Feb 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:


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.

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe


Bristol Weather

FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.


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