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 February 7, 2016 at 10:38 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…


Committee Meeting Dates

Posted by Fo SAP on January 26, 2016 at 16:04 1 Comment

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings. Times and venues are advertised as an Event.

Minutes of previous meetings are posted in Forum.

2016                    Minute Secretary indicated alongside date

 [Sat 27.02.16 Community ceilidh at St. Barts Church Hall]

Wed 02.03.16  Jenny Morris

Tue  12.04.16  [AGM]  Steve Perry

Wed 25.05.16  Simon…


Bird walk 17 Jan 2016

Posted by Des Bowring on January 17, 2016 at 13:49 2 Comments

Well I thought today would be a wash-out, with overcast conditions and drizzle putting everyone, including me, off the idea of birding in the park. How wrong could I be? It turned out to be a classic walk! The list is as follows:

Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 seen well near the children's play area. A rare visitor to the park.

Redwing - a flock of up to 20 seen in the trees and feeding on the ground - a good…


Bird walk 13 Dec

Posted by Des Bowring on December 13, 2015 at 16:30 2 Comments

The mild and overcast conditions meant that our Christmas walk wasn't very Christmassy, but there were plenty of birds. The full list is as follows:

Robin - a few seen and heard

Blackbird - 4 or 5 seen

Wren - 1 or 2 in song and 2 seen in a front garden across the road

Redwing - 2 or 3 seen

Starling - a group of up to 10 seen in the 'starling tree'.



Newsletter Autumn - Winter 2015

Posted by Fo SAP on December 5, 2015 at 10:26 0 Comments

You can read the Autumn - Winter FoFAP newsletter here.…


Bird walk 15 November

Posted by Des Bowring on November 15, 2015 at 13:41 2 Comments

Well, we turned up but the birds didn't! We finished with one of the lowest bird counts ever, but luckily we had both fungi and invertebrate experts among our number so there was something else to look at. The complete list, for what it's worth:

Woodpigeon - very hard to find until the end of the walk when a few were seen

Feral Pigeon - several seen

Magpie - one or two

Crow - a…


Liaison with Police

Posted by Fo SAP on November 10, 2015 at 16:39 0 Comments

It was reported to FoSAP early in November that two teenagers were mugged recently in St. Andrews Park in separate incidents. One of them was beaten up quite badly and mugged and the other was held at knifepoint.  It is believed this was after dark and possibly drug related.

 FoSAP has been in contact with PC Andy Stamp of the Redland beat police who was very concerned about recent alleged assaults.  It seems that so far as the police are concerned, whilst the police have received…


Frank Kwabena

Posted by Fo SAP on October 19, 2015 at 17:47 1 Comment

Is probably not a Valid registration for this website.
Admin is investigating, but in the meantime I suggest you do not respond.

Bird walk cancelled shock!

Posted by Des Bowring on October 11, 2015 at 14:57 0 Comments

I'm going to be in London next Sunday when the St Andrews Park bird walk is scheduled. Unless someone can stand in for me, I will have to cancel or postpone the event.


RHS award submission

Posted by Fo SAP on October 3, 2015 at 17:45 1 Comment

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

Our submission is…



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"Newsletter 186. In this update: BPF Meeting 30th January - Parks Byelaws - Professional Dog Walking, give us your views - Volunteer with ParkWork - Green Volunteer Awards - ‘Citizen Sensing’ Programme - Parkhive, The Bristol Method"
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"I looked in the pond this morning and only saw the frogspawn; you have caught the light just right to show us the toad spawn too."
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"Glad to see we have provided some flowers in what may be a difficult period for insects."
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Spot the Bird Competition

"Well who da thought it?"
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Spot the Bird Competition

"I think I can make out a bird's head and its left eye, looking at camera. But other than suggesting very tentatively it looks like a member of the Turdidae, I concede defeat."
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"Shieldbug by the pond today (I think it's the brown winter form of the Green Shieldbug)"
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"Honey Bee collecting pollen today in the park"

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:


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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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