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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Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on November 7, 2019 at 12:40 14 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…

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membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on October 31, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Abiola made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road



This Community Partnership is for the…

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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, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…
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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 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/country-diary-delighted-by-daisies-allendale-northumberland

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.

 

I…

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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  …

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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 emailing fosapark@gmail.com or commenting on this Blog.

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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 new.

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Events

November 1

Friday

Latest Activity

Dennis & Jenny Broe posted a photo

Last meeting of the year, 4-12-19.

Photo call before heading home, very pleasant evening with friends, see all again next year.
Dec 4
Simon Randolph posted photos
Dec 1
Fo SAP commented on Mike Broussine's event 'Mike Broussine, on behalf of BOSA'
"Thanks for bringing this to everyone’s attention, Mike."
Nov 26
Mike Broussine posted an event

Mike Broussine, on behalf of BOSA at Local area around the Park

November 25, 2019 to January 7, 2020
6 January is the deadline for completing the Bristol City Council online survey of residents’ views about parking and traffic in our streets. The Bishopston & St Andrews Traffic and Parking Group (BOSA) welcomes the survey and we urge everyone to take part. BOSA’s hard work campaigning as a community group (BOSA) has got us this far and it would be great to have as many responses as possible so that the Council can understand our feelings properly. It is crucial to take part in the survey,…See More
Nov 25
A photo by Dennis & Jenny Broe was featured
Nov 24
Fo SAP commented on Dennis & Jenny Broe's photo
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privets

"Thanks to Dennis and Jenny for resourcing, collecting and planting, with TLC, the evergreen privet by the Recycling bins."
Nov 24
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 15.10.19

The minutes  of the 15.10.19 meeting are here.See More
Nov 24
Fo SAP left a comment for Beth Palmer
"Welcome to the Friends website Beth. You are right, the park is beautiful throughout the year. Our next event is our ens of year business and social meeting; you are very welcome to attend. Details are in the Events tab."
Nov 24
Beth Palmer is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Nov 22
Dennis & Jenny Broe posted photos
Nov 19
Simon Randolph posted photos
Nov 8
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"We are part of a large responsibility for BCC. This from the Job application for a new Head of Parks: 2,217 hectares Our park is about 5 hectares. 9 cemeteries and crematoria… 54,000 trees... We have a couple of hundred of them 432 parks…"
Nov 7

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

 

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.

http://friendsofstandrewspark.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bristol-parks-forum

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe

 
 
 

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