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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Doggie Toy in Tree Story

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 22, 2014 at 17:46 0 Comments

My fun on the 20 April continued; after the Easter Egg Hunt, I come across a family trying to sort out a doggie’s blue soft toy problem.  Unfortunately, when blue soft toy was thrown for doggie to chase and catch; the soft toy got caught high up in tree- Whoops a daisy.  Family look up at it; what can they do? Dad has a go at trying to shake it out of tree, no luck. He finds a branch perhaps he can knock soft blue toy out of tree; no…

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Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 22, 2014 at 10:55 0 Comments

After the lovely Bird Walk led by Des, my fun of taking photos continued as. During the bird walk around the park everyone had noticed little chocolate eggs on paths, by the hedge, up the sign posts, and on the park information board; very tempting but we were all very good and concentrated on the birds and not the eggs! After the walk came the Easter Egg hunters and the adults gave me permission to share these photos; (as did the…

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Bird Walk led by Des 20 April

Posted by Elaine Hicks on April 21, 2014 at 18:39 1 Comment

A lovely wander around the park looking at birds. Loved the chaffinch that had a fight with himself as he flapped again and again at a van mirror. I took pictures of a few birds, beautiful trees with leaves bursting out, and the decorated toilet and paths. Thank you Des. Sorry it looks like the van photos are showing more than the birds!

Bird walk 20 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 20, 2014 at 19:43 0 Comments

Well, with overcast skies and a chilly easterly it felt more like November than April but the birds obviously knew it was spring as we saw some signs of nesting. The list is as follows:



Mistle Thrush - 1 singing and another seen carrying food so there must be a nest nearby. We didn't find it but it'll be worth keeping an eye on.



Blackbird - several birds seen



Robin - 1 or 2 seen and…

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Bird walk 20 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 20, 2014 at 19:34 0 Comments

Well, with overcast skies and a chilly easterly it felt more like November than April but the birds obviously knew it was spring as we saw some signs of nesting. The list is as follows: Mistle Thrush - 1 singing and another seen carrying food so there must be a nest nearby. We didn't find it but it'll be worth keeping an eye on. Blackbird - several birds seen Robin - 1 or 2 seen and heard Chaffinch - a female feeding on the ground near the Effingham Road entrance and a male 'fighting' with…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on April 16, 2014 at 13:03 8 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 Minutes of previous…

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Leopold Road statements at full council last Tuesday

Posted by Stella Perrett on March 23, 2014 at 17:08 0 Comments

I was at the full council last Tuesday and read the Leopold Road statements in Public Forum with interest. The chamber (both chambers in fact) were packed out with 'Rent-A-Protest' - there were anti-Fracking groups, anti-Nuclear, anti-Chris Windows, anti-bedroom tax, you name it, they were there.

It was a shame no one from Leopold Road was there to read out their statements, There was some concern in the main chamber from the public gallery, that people wanting to speak had maybe been…

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Bird walk 16 Mar 14

Posted by Des Bowring on March 16, 2014 at 18:59 0 Comments

Another beautiful sunny day and spring was very much in the air. The following birds were noted:

House Sparrow - mainly seen near the pond

Robin - a few including one giving close views near the bowling green

Blackbird - several feeding on the grass and heard singing

Mistle Thrush - 3 including (presumably) 2 males contesting territory

Blue Tit - a couple…

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Play Area development

Posted by Jo Corke on March 2, 2014 at 18:50 7 Comments



Play Area Update February 2014

The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.





Bristol’s spaces to play are better than ever following a £3m programme of improvements. Now, over 30 local parks and play spaces have been remodelled and improved as part of the…

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Thanks to members of FoSAP wildlife group

Posted by Stella Perrett on February 20, 2014 at 17:55 0 Comments

A big 'thank you' to Des and Simon for their kind offer to help a community group in the Cranbrook Road area. We are trying to protect the flora and fauna and the Cranbrook stream and its wildlife, from potential damage if the new owners of 'The New Church' and land put in a planning application. We are arranging for local experts to conduct a 'site brief'' which can inform any planning application.

"Protect Redland (and Bishopston) from Over-Developement" ("PROD" has only been in…

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Jo Corke replied to Simon Randolph's discussion Anti social behaviour in park - how might proposed new byelaws help prevent this?
"Claudia, The law on dogs is here. https://www.gov.uk/control-dog-public/overview You should phone the police about such incidents, because they can take action. Extract from the link. Out of control Your dog is considered dangerously out of control…"
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Bird walk 20 April

Well, with overcast skies and a chilly easterly it felt more like November than April but the birds obviously knew it was spring as we saw some signs of nesting. The list is as follows:Mistle Thrush - 1 singing and another seen carrying food so there must be a nest nearby. We didn't find it but it'll be worth keeping an eye on.Blackbird - several birds seenRobin - 1 or 2 seen and heardChaffinch - a female feeding on the ground near the Effingham Road entrance and a male 'fighting' with his own…See More
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AGM 2014 Annual report

FoSAP AGM 2014 Annual report. Wildlife conveners. Pond clearance. Keeping the vegetation under control is a year round job carried out by members of the wildlife group. This year we had extra help from the Avon Wildlife volunteer group who…
Apr 18
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 148 is now on this blog. In this update: Parks Forum Meeting 12th April - Invasive Weeds - TreePips - HighWaterLine Bristol - Byelaws - Festival of Nature - Bristol-10K for Justin Smith - Stoke Park - Ashton Court - Walks in Green Spaces"
Apr 16
Claudia replied to Simon Randolph's discussion Anti social behaviour in park - how might proposed new byelaws help prevent this?
"My son witnessed a horrid dog fight today in the park this afternoon, 2 pitbull type dogs had a fight and locked together one not letting go of the other, they had to be lifted up by their owners to separate them from each other without causing more…"
Apr 15
Elaine Hicks commented on Fo SAP's event 'AGM'
"Sorry this meeting clashes with the Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down local History Society talk at the Friends Meeting House at 7.30pm; so am attending talk about Victorian Pleasures & Pastimes- by Pat Hase. Hope the FoSAP meeting goes well. "
Apr 15

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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