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 November 6, 2018 at 18:00 3 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…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging,…

wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on January 6, 2018 at 10:30 1 Comment

BCR CP AGM 22.2.18

Minutes of the meeting are on the BCR website here.…


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 2 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.…



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A photo by Fo SAP was featured

RiffRaff choir 1.12.18

The choir in the park before their performance on the Glos Road today.This is their website
Dec 1
Fo SAP left a comment for Kay Snowdon
"Welcome to the website, Kay. You are right, the park is a good place for a trees, wildlife and the café, run by Fay and her helpers, is our pride and joy. Our next meeting is in the 'Events' section and you are most welcome to come…"
Nov 26
Kay Snowdon is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Nov 25
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Following direction at a previous Fosap committee meeting, FoSAP has supported the Bristol Parks Forum Vision Statement. It may be of interest to read the Green Councillors support…"
Nov 23
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Mailchimp distribution system

If you wish to receive meeting invites and minutes via Mailchimp, and you have not already signed up for this service, please follow this link. More
Nov 23
Des Bowring posted an event

Winter Bird Walk! at Main Effingham Road entrance

December 9, 2018 from 10am to 11am
Join us for a stroll around the park to enjoy our feathered friends! All welcome! Free of charge!See More
Nov 20
2 photos by Simon Randolph were featured
Nov 19
Simon Randolph posted photos
Nov 18
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes of Fosap meeting 9.10.18

The minutes of the Fosap committee meeting on 9.10.18 are here.See More
Nov 17
Lucy Wallwork replied to Lucy Wallwork's discussion Bird walks?
"Fantastic Des, we will keep our eyes peeled for December! Thanks for getting back. L"
Nov 12
Des Bowring replied to Lucy Wallwork's discussion Bird walks?
"Hi Lucy I don't do regular monthly walks any more but we're hoping to do a winter walk on a Sunday in December (once we've sorted out a date) so watch this space! Des "
Nov 12
Jo Corke left a comment for Lucy Wallwork
"Hello and welcome to the website, Lucy. You are right, we have seen quite a few birds in the park. Des Bowring has led walks for several years; he will see your comment I'm sure. If you can, do come to our Christmas social on Dec 5th. Details…"
Nov 11

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:


Bristol Parks Forum

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.

Please sign the petition - Save Fay’s cafe

Please sign the petition to keep Fay’s cafe as it is.


Bristol Weather

FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.


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