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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Wildlife Pond

Posted by Mrs Zenia Pudduck on August 28, 2014 at 8:21 1 Comment

Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit.  Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area.  I am really looking forward to seeing  the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.

7th Aug 2014 PICNIC IN THE PARK

Posted by Tony Bacon on August 7, 2014 at 14:00 1 Comment

What a lovely day out at st Andrews and may i say the park looked great must thank the workers there and the pool was great.

Newsletter number 3, Spring / Summer 2014

Posted by Fo SAP on July 9, 2014 at 8:30 0 Comments

Here you will find the most recent Newsletter.…

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Bird walk 18 May

Posted by Des Bowring on May 18, 2014 at 17:13 0 Comments

Beautiful weather this morning but few surprises as regards the birds although there was plenty of song. List as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a pair were watched feeding, but there was no evidence they were feeding young

Robin - 1 seen

Blackbird - a few

Starling - 2 seen from the cafe area

Feral Pigeon - just 1 seen

Woodpigeon - a…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on May 11, 2014 at 13:45 9 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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FoSAP Constitution V7

Posted by Fo SAP on April 25, 2014 at 11:08 1 Comment

Attached is the current version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14

If you have any comments you can raise them by emailing fosapark@gmail.com or commenting on this Blog.

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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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Des Bowring commented on Des Bowring's photo
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A Southern Hawker dragonfly basking in the park this afternoon.

"Thanks for the interesting explanation, Simon. I often see this species in woodland rides well away from water. Obviously well-travelled individuals!"
9 hours ago
Jo Corke commented on Mrs Zenia Pudduck's blog post Wildlife Pond
"Hi Zenia, And the pond will look even beter when the wildlife group do some 'weeding' in September. Everyone welcome to help out, of course. Jo & Simon"
11 hours ago
Mrs Zenia Pudduck posted a blog post

Wildlife Pond

Currently staying in St Andrews and great to see the pond looking so much better than my last visit.  Could not see any sign of the goldfish, so guess now there is more water they can conceal themselves over a larger area.  I am really looking forward to seeing  the changes in the the trees during the autumn months.See More
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Simon Randolph commented on Des Bowring's photo
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A Southern Hawker dragonfly basking in the park this afternoon.

"The short answer, Des, is , 'Don't know'. Surprisingly little (or perhaps not surprisingly, given tracking of individuals is not easy!) is known about localised dragonfly movements. Southern Hawker adults of both sexes will fly in…"
Wednesday
linda gerrard might attend Fo SAP's event
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September Meeting at Derby Road Bowls Club

September 3, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
The next committee meeting is 3rd September. Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings so we hope to see you there.The Agenda is here.There was discussion at the previous meeting about the growing concern that some members have that a small minority of dog walkers are not acting responsibly and, in…See More
Tuesday
linda gerrard replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"hello as a dog owner who walks in the park every day i have loved the flowers and also feel saddened when i see them damaged. However i have spent the summer picking up cans bottles and general rubbish left by people, presumably wandering through…"
Tuesday
linda gerrard is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Tuesday
Simon Randolph posted photos
Sunday
Fo SAP replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"For Information: There is growing concern that some members have that a small minority of dog walkers are not acting responsibly and, in particular, do not clear up their dog’s faeces. As you know, anyone is welcome to attend all our meetings…"
Aug 22
Jo Corke replied to martin weitz's discussion Damage to flowers by Dogs
"For information I do not know about 'Most other parks in Britain', but the situation in Bristol is covered by the dog control orders that can be seen here http://www.bristol.gov.uk/dogwarden The Dogs Exclusion Order 2007 lists play areas…"
Aug 20
Tim Mason posted an event
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'Qi' in the Park at St Andrews Park

September 1, 2014 at 1pm to September 6, 2014 at 6:30pm
Come and try a new and healthy activity in some of Bristol favorite parks!  Free tasters of the ancient art of Qi Gong – a form of gentle exercise and moving meditation closely related to Tai Chi.Qigong is a system of gentle physical exercise and mindfulness practice that originated in China thousands of years ago, but is now practiced throughout the world. It requires no particular religious or philosophical beliefs – just a lively interest in exploring and appreciating our own experience and…See More
Aug 18
Fo SAP left a comment for Heather Moore
"Hi Heather, Is this you? http://heathershoneybees.wordpress.com/ Jo"
Aug 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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