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 April 25, 2017 at 11:42 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 Minutes of previous…


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 0 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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April 29


Latest Activity

Fo SAP commented on Dennis & Jenny Broe's photo

St. Andrew's park paddling pool,29th.April

"It looks superb; well done our park keeper. Jo"
7 hours ago
Dennis & Jenny Broe posted a photo

St. Andrew's park paddling pool,29th.April

The paddling pool after cleaning and painting ready for May 1st. Let's hope that we keep it as it's the last one in Bristol
10 hours ago
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 206  In this update:  BPF Meeting 8th April - Neighbourhoods Scrutiny Commission - Better Bristol match-fund campaign - Bristol Walk Fest BPF Meeting 8th April.   The minutes from the last meeting are now on their…"
Fo SAP replied to Des Bowring's discussion The Value of Different Tree Species for Invertebrates and Lichens in the group Wildlife group
"Lichens: 6 minutes clip from Gardeners World. Nick Bailey explores the wonderful world of lichens with the help of lichenologist, Mark Powell. You find them in graveyards, in gardens growing on walls and old trees. They’re absolutely…"
Apr 21
Alison Griffies commented on Jo Corke's group Wildlife group
"There are several garlic mustard plants (Jack by the Hedge) on the bank near the pond. These are a food source for the larvae of orange tip butterflies. These butterflies seem common this year so hopefully there will be alot of food for their…"
Apr 21
Fo SAP replied to Fo SAP's discussion Committee meeting dates
"Committee dates for next year now posted"
Apr 15
Fo SAP replied to Fo SAP's discussion 11.4.17 Minutes AGM OGM
"The minutes of the AGM and OGM are now available. There is information concerning the the important issues facing the park as BCC moves into a period of budget changes."
Apr 13
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

11.4.17 Minutes AGM OGM

The minutes of the meeting are here.See More
Apr 13
Becky Morris Knight replied to Becky Morris Knight's discussion Ping Pong Table
"Great, if we were successful in crowd-funding perhaps we might even be able to have 2!"
Apr 11
Fo SAP replied to Becky Morris Knight's discussion Ping Pong Table
"Hi Becky, Many thanks for posting about the ping pong table. We recently received this from our liason contact at BCC. Your idea for crowdfunding seems sensible - I will inform the play sub-group convenors of your idea. The play subgroup is now…"
Apr 11
Becky Morris Knight posted a discussion

Ping Pong Table

Hello all! I would like to enquire about the ping pong table and whether there are plans in place to get it fixed? New ones cost around £600 which doesn't seem too expensive - I think perhaps it's…See More
Apr 11
Jo Corke replied to Helen George's discussion Making the park pay
"Hi Helen, I will contact the treasurer and ensure that you can retain in your current status while painlessly supporting the park. We will be in touch, Jo Corke, membership."
Apr 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.

***** 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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