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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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.…Continue
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 …Continue
Have a look over the fence and you can see that some tadpoles are still with us; others have already left for pastures…Continue
Thought Friends of St Andrews Park and its users might like to see this article from the Bristol e-paper B24/7:
Very relevant to our park - and most others, I would think.Continue
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…Continue
We have now received a formal response from Mayor Marvin Rees to the Protect our Parks petition following its submission at the Full Council meeting on 14th November. Mayor Rees states: “Th…0 Comments 0 Likes
Bristol City Council has a target to reduce what it spends on parks each year by at least £2.868 million. That’s right, nearly £3 million reduction every year. You can read more about their plans an…0 Comments 0 Likes
The consultation on Removal of remaining funding supporting neighbourhood action is due to end on Sunday 17th December. This is part of the proposals for the Bristol City Council 2018/19 spending cut…1 Comment 0 Likes
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:
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.