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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Well, we turned up but the birds didn't! We finished with one of the lowest bird counts ever, but luckily we had both fungi and invertebrate experts among our number so there was something else to look at. The complete list, for what it's worth:
Woodpigeon - very hard to find until the end of the walk when a few were seen
Feral Pigeon - several seen
Magpie - one or two
Crow - a…Continue
It was reported to FoSAP early in November that two teenagers were mugged recently in St. Andrews Park in separate incidents. One of them was beaten up quite badly and mugged and the other was held at knifepoint. It is believed this was after dark and possibly drug related.
FoSAP has been in contact with PC Andy Stamp of the Redland beat police who was very concerned about recent alleged assaults. It seems that so far as the police are concerned, whilst the police have received…Continue
While strolling around the park at lunchtime I was amazed to see the number of people inhaling nitrous oxide. Some were doing it in circles on the grass and others while sat on benches. I know that the practice is legal and I don't care what young people do in their spare time but are there any bye-laws covering this particular pursuit in the park?
A good turn-out for the first walk of the autumn and a warm welcome to those who attended for the first time. There were no surprises bird-wise, but it was a pleasure to be out in such nice weather. The list is as follows:
Wren - a couple in rather subdued song
Robin - at least 1 seen and 4 or 5 singing around the park
Dunnock - a couple seen and heard
Blackbird - a few seen
The minutes of the recent meeting on 2nd September 2015 are here.
News on Park Keeper.
Following a request to BCC we received the following from Richard Fletcher 3.9.15:
There are no plans to move a park keeper post from St Andrews. We feel having a site presence is the most efficient way of dealing with the workload there. I guess we would always have to have in mind whether the right person is in there but we don’t have plans to change the staff member either. I hope that helps.…Continue
There will be a SHORT committee meeting followed by a social for the end of the year. The agenda will appear here soon. The minutes of the previous meeting are here.0 Comments 0 Likes
Bishopston Neighbourhood Forum Theme: Community, Planning and Development Monday, 7 December 2015, 7-9pm. Bishopston Methodist Church, 245 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, BS7 8NY0 Comments 0 Likes
Come and join us for a wander in the winter wonderland that is St Andrews Park. There may not be any turkeys or a partridge in a pear tree, but there should be some other nice birds. Free! All welco…0 Comments 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:
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