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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Please note that the views expressed on the Friends of St Andrews Park web site are not necessarily those of the Friends of St Andrews Park group. We would advise contributors that any statements considered to be personal, offensive, defamatory or false are not acceptable and will be removed where appropriate.

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on March 17, 2021 at 14:13 13 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 November 2, 2020 at 10:48 1 Comment

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 Maris aka Stella  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

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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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.

 

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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

April 1

Thursday

Latest Activity

A photo by Jo Corke was featured

Ivy removal 1 May 2021

under direction of BCC Estates, the ivy growing on the park walls is being removed. The work is being undertaken by a DoE bronze award group.
9 hours ago
Jo Corke posted photos
9 hours ago
Jo Corke posted photos
Thursday
Fo SAP left a comment for Khalid Khan
"Welcome to the website, Kal. Glad you like the park - we all do. We have just started planting the meadow alongside Leopold Road, and we are hoping that will be very picturesque too. There are some photos of the volunteers doing the work this week."
Thursday
Khalid Khan is now a member of Friends Of St Andrews Park
Thursday
Fo SAP left a comment for Zara Graham-Jones
"Welcome, Zara; you are not alone in watching the tadpoles develop. There are always visitors at the pond when I pass and one of them has just pointed out the first red damselfly of the season. There's always something to see in the park.  "
Apr 27
Fo SAP left a comment for John Patrick Jones
"Welcome to the website, John. Like you, we all love the park. We have regular committee meetings, at present on zoom, so if you have any ideas or comments, do send them in."
Apr 27
Profile IconJohn Patrick Jones and Zara Graham-Jones joined Friends Of St Andrews Park
Apr 25
Mary Johnston commented on Fo SAP's group St Andrew’s Park & Kildare Bowling Club
"St Andrews and Kildare Bowling Club hold practice sessions on Mondays 1 to 3pm and Thursdays 6.30 to 8.30pm.  Anyone who would like to try bowling is welcome to come and join us as new members are always needed and welcome. "
Apr 24
A photo by Jo Corke was featured

Oscar's dad volunteering

Our thanks to Oscar's dad for helping to plant some new water lilies in the pond in March 2021.
Apr 11
A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Preparing Meadow 10.4.21

Volunteers raking and clearing the lower sites for The Meadows.
Apr 11
Jo Corke posted a photo

Oscar's dad volunteering

Our thanks to Oscar's dad for helping to plant some new water lilies in the pond in March 2021.
Apr 2

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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