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 December 15, 2016 at 11:50 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…


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 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  …


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…


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…


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.…


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…


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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Latest Activity

Doug Reid is attending Fo SAP's event

Open committee meeting at Derby Road Bowls Club

January 17, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Everyone is welcome to the meetings of the committee. If you have not been before you will get a good welcome, so we hope to see you there.The Agenda is here.The minutes of Dec 7th are…See More
Jan 17
Fo SAP left a comment for Robert Duxbury
"Welcome to the website Robert. If you want to meet other Friends of the Park then do come along to one of our committee meetings; you will be most welcome. The next on is 17Jan and details are in the Events on this website. Jo membership."
Jan 15
Robert Duxbury is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jan 14
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 7.12.16

The minutes of the meeting are here.See More
Jan 11
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's blog post TreeBristol
"This is the 2014-2016 update from TreeBristol. p.s I know their home page link is wrong on this blog. I think it is now…"
Jan 11
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's event 'Open committee meeting'
"Parks Structure An updated Bristol Parks structure is now on the website at: This is also linked from the contact page at"
Jan 10
Fo SAP left a comment for Philip Morgan
"Welcome Philip. Yes we have a great park. Despite local council austerity cuts we are keen to keep it just as you describe, though that will not be easy. The fosap committee is doing its best to find funding from Neighbourhood Partnerships and…"
Jan 9
Fo SAP left a comment for Emma Wood
"Welcome to website, Emma; as you say, the park has everything. We have regukar committee meetings to which everone is invited. Details of the next one will be on the Events soon, Jo membership."
Jan 9
Philip Morgan is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jan 8
Emma Wood is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Jan 3
Fo SAP left a comment for David Evans
"Welcome to the website, David. As you say, this is a lovely park where enjoyment is the idea. In January we will be having one of the regular committee meetings. These are open to everyone and you will be made welcome if you want to attend. Details…"
Jan 2
David Evans is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Dec 21, 2016

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:


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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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