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 December 10, 2017 at 18:30 1 Comment

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…


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.…


Bird walk 17 April

Posted by Des Bowring on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 2 Comments

A beautiful sunny morning and some suitably spring-like bird activity observed! The full list as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a nest was located (see Simon's photo) and at least one youngster was seen. Parent birds nearby. Excellent stuff!

Coal Tit - 1 in song

Blue Tit - a few heard and seen

Great Tit - several heard

Robin - 1 or 2

Blackbird - several…


RHS award submission

Posted by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 2 Comments

We have applied for the 2015 RHS Award; the judges will visit on 20th and 21st July.

Our submission is…



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December 8


Latest Activity

Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's event 'Neighbourhood Grants'
"You may be wondering why there are several events that are BCC consultations. The council is cutting their budget allocations in all areas and Parks and Green Spaces will lose most of their financial support. The council is putting their proposals…"
1 hour ago
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Bristol Parks Forum Update 222In this update: Parks Consultation - Rethinking Parks Again - Hengrove Park and Hartcliffe Campus - A Future for Ashton Court Mansion - Heritage Hero at Kings Weston - Clean Streets Enforcement Campaign - Friends of…"
5 hours ago
Jo Corke left a comment for Fo SAP
"Hi Emma, We have not received any info on this so far. Perhaps if anyone out there knows the answer, they can post it, or let me know and I'll post it. Jo"
20 hours ago
Emma Wood left a comment for Fo SAP
"Hi are there carols in the park this December? I can't see any details on the events page. Thank you!"
Emma Wood left a comment for Emma Wood
"Hi Are there carols in the park this year. I can't see anything on the events page. Thank you! Emma"
Fo SAP left a comment for Judith Vaughan
"Welcome to the website, Judith. You are right, the park is a good place to walk a dog and to meet people too. We have regular open meetings, so perhaps you will join us one day. Watch for details on  the Events on the website"
Judith Vaughan is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Dennis & Jenny Broe posted photos
Nov 10
A photo by Dennis & Jenny Broe was featured

Henbury healthy walking group admiring the carvings.

A nice day for a walk and to enjoy the park.
Nov 10
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Table tennis anyone?

Consistant lobbying from FoSAP has been successful. As you can see the table tennis table is now ready for play - sunny days in autumn are perfect, so give it a try.
Nov 9
Fo SAP commented on Fo SAP's photo

Table tennis anyone?

"Consistant lobbying from FoSAP has been successful. So why not have a game and post it on this website."
Nov 9
Fo SAP left a comment for Andrew Dale
"Welcome to the website Andrew; you are right, the park is beautiful and as a group we help to keep it that way. We hold open committee meetings to which everyone is welcome, so do come along to the next one - 6th December is a Xmas social. …"
Nov 8

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.

***** 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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