"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…"
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
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
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.
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.