Mary Finnigan
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Mary Finnigan commented on Fo SAP's event 'Speakers Corner'
"I can't come to the meeting because of a previous appointment which is a pity because I am concerned about the big youth gatherings that happen in the park when weather permits. I am ambivalent about them. On one hand, why should we prevent…"
Apr 18, 2012
Mary Finnigan might attend Fo SAP's event
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Speakers Corner at Derby Road Bowls club

April 24, 2012 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
This is a special meeting called to address two particular areas of concern to Friends of St Andrews Park.  Everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you.Russell Horsey and Alex Owen will each be giving a presentation.  Both speakers have provided briefing notes which you may find useful. This is an opportunity which we hope everyone can attend.St Andrews park is well loved for its trees, and rightly so. The trees are looked after by BCC, and Russell Horsey is their Senior Aboricultural…See More
Apr 18, 2012
Mary Finnigan replied to martin weitz's discussion OUR DAILY TRASHED PARK
"See (flagged on Home Page) my misplaced comment re BBQs. Small investment in one or other of the permanent installations now up in other public open spaces would resolve this issue. Instant BBQs on small legs scorch the grass too. You'd have to…"
Oct 17, 2011
Mary Finnigan replied to sarah mcmurchie's discussion ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR and LITTER GROUP - minutes from our recent meeting
"Has the scorching of grass by portable BBQs become a non issue? Sorry if this is not the right location for this query -- I am rubbish at internet forums! I have seen 2 poss solutions to this problem -- one is a BBQ installation at the Dean Heritage…"
Oct 10, 2011
Alex commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Hello, I am not against the idea of the BBQ however i feel that as with many things in Bristol it may be abused. You need to remember that a communal BBQ would mean that anyone is welcome to use it and therefore would be on a first come first serve…"
Jul 16, 2009
Mary Finnigan commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"That's nice. I wonder how many people completed our survey?"
Jul 9, 2009
Doug Reid commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"I think Mary Finnigan's idea of a communal BBQ is a good one if it can be made to work & I for one can't wait to cook some sizzling sausages on one!"
Jul 9, 2009
Doug Reid left a comment for Mary Finnigan
"Seriously though I think Mary Finnigan's idea of a communal BBQ is a good one & if it could be made to work then I for one would love to cook some sizzling sausages on one!!"
Jul 9, 2009
Doug Reid commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"At least they are addressing the Problem Doug"
Jul 9, 2009
martin weitz commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"This an email just received from SOMERFIELD: Thank you for your enquiry regarding disposable barbecues. Somerfield does not currently stock disposable barbecues with metal stands and is unable to order any new stocks this year. Somerfield is a…"
Jun 30, 2009
Mary Finnigan commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Hi Martin, Writing press releases is one of my skills. See www.2write.co.uk I guess its one of your's as well?"
Jun 30, 2009
martin weitz commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Yesterday I spoke to Somerfields Press Officer, Ms Julie Daniels, and asked her if Somerfield would stop selling standard barbecues and instead only sell the little leg variety( let's call them LL) - which in theory dont burn the grass as they…"
Jun 30, 2009
Mary Finnigan commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Doug you are right about the elf and safety police -- my partner and I bemoan our over-regulated society on a (er) regular basis. But please can we think positive about this? Until the bureaucrats spoil the fun, let's enjoy the prospect of…"
Jun 29, 2009
sarah mcmurchie commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"you are right Doug- was just being a misery- am over it now. live and let live etc.... think I will move my computer and spend less time looking out of the window! sarah"
Jun 29, 2009
Doug Reid commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Mary, While I sympathise with your idea of a communal BBQ in the Park, I think that we are far too Health & Safety minded in this country & any Council built BBQ would probably have DANGER HOT notices plastered all over it lest some…"
Jun 28, 2009
Doug Reid commented on Mary Finnigan's blog post BBQ?
"Sarah, An Alcohol Ban & now a BBQ ban??...........what next? Football? Frisbee?.....let's just put up a sign that says "No Hedonistic Activity!!"..........Ha Ha............Doug"
Jun 28, 2009

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Do you live in Bristol
No
How often do you use St Andrews Park
Many times a week
What is it about St Andrews Park you like
Its a green open space close to home

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BBQ?

Posted on June 1, 2009 at 15:33 26 Comments

Is there support for raising funds to build a communal BBQ installation in the park? It might deter some people from ruining the grass with their portable barbies. Also very social.

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At 10:11 on July 9, 2009, Doug Reid said…
Seriously though I think Mary Finnigan's idea of a communal BBQ is a good one
& if it could be made to work then I for one would love to cook some sizzling
sausages on one!!
At 10:32 on June 6, 2009, Jenny said…
Hi Mary
The Wellington Bomber Memorial is a separate fund raising project for those that want to support and get involved to remember and mark this very tragic historical event and for future generations to know what happened on their doorstep. All in the Community will support different ideas and not always agree. Whilst money is tight I hope those who wish will have the opportunity to support which ever project they would like to see in the Park. The important thing is for all to get involved and have a say in what they would like to have in the Park. You will be welcome to come and contribute to the facilities appearance and heritage sub group the date of our next to be arranged.
At 9:59 on June 2, 2009, Jo Corke said…
Hi Mary,

Glad to hear you might be able to get involved.

Your suggestion for BBQs could be a matter for the Recycling/litter group (ask Admin to put you in touch with the convenor Jon Gulson), though I suspect many people will want to have a say.

St Andrews is a public park run by Bristol City Council, so all proposals have to get their sanction.

There is a Friends of the Park meeting on evening of 24.6.09 at Derby Road Bowls club. All our meetings are open to interested people, so do come along if you want - BBQs, litter etc are sure to be raised.

Jo
At 17:04 on June 1, 2009, Jo Corke said…
Hi Mary,

I am the (newly appointed) membership secretary for ‘Friends of St. Andrews Park. You sound keen to get involved – which is why I am writing.

As you may know, there are several Interest groups within the “Friends”. If you contact the Admin we can put you in touch with the appropriate convenor.

Interest Groups
Antisocial Behaviour Sarah
Graffiti Doug
Play Area Anna
Recycling & Litter Jon
Restoration & Appearance Jenny
Social Activities - Music/Art Paul
Wildlife and Pond Jo or Simon

Jo Corke
 
 
 

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