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Minutes 26.2.20

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Fo SAP replied to Anna Raphael's discussion Basketball Hoop
"Hi Anna, I heard back form Sarah, the Play Coordinator as follows: We have funding for a new basketball hoop (not netball hoop as these have proved insufficiently robust). There is a possibility that funding could extend to a slightly larger and…"
Fo SAP replied to Anna Raphael's discussion Basketball Hoop
"hi Anna, i will ask the Play Coordinatotor... we have renewed it before, but it didn’t last long, as far as I remember."
Jul 23
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's group Wildlife group
"Hi Emily, You might want to send a message to the group about  about your interest in bats."
Jul 6
Fo SAP left a comment for Emily Barnard
"Welcome to the website Emily, We do not have a bat detecting group - yet - but that's a good offer.  Some members may contact you from here directly. In addition to I am emailing you with details of our volunteer group among whom there may…"
Jul 4
Fo SAP left a comment for Maria Miller
"Welcome to the website Maria, You are not alone in being a long term fan of the park - we are currently collecting "memories" from those of us who have loved the park over the years, and Jennie is collating them for a Park anniversary…"
Jun 20
Fo SAP left a comment for Charlie Backwell
"Welcome to the website, Charlie, You are indeed a long standing member of the community with many memories. As it happens we are collecting park 'Memories' to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the park (which was in 2020 but we had to…"
Jun 17
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."
May 6
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
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 Fo SAP was featured

Preparing Meadow 10.4.21

Volunteers raking and clearing the lower sites for The Meadows.
Apr 11
Fo SAP left a comment for Dave Patterson
"Thanks for that feedback Dave, I am going to forward your comments to the Sarah C who liaises with Bristol City Council on behalf of Fosap in play area matters."
Mar 23
Fo SAP left a comment for Laura
"Welcome to the webiste, Laura, You are right, Everything about the park is good which may be why it is always well visited and it has been extra popular this last year."
Mar 23
Dave Patterson left a comment for Fo SAP
"Hi there. The issue that tipped me over to join up and be in touch is that I see a problem and an easy solution... The problem is how much mud there is on the netball area. I do exercise there at 6.30a.m. and the floor is really dirty, especially…"
Mar 22
Fo SAP commented on Jo Corke's photo

1993 August pond construction 7

"This is from a series of 21 photos from 1993 when the original pond was constructed. Hilary T was one of the volunteers - perhaps you can see yourself among the group....."
Mar 16
Fo SAP left a comment for Nicky
"Welcome to the website Nicky. Seeing local friends in the park is always a pleasure. We all value the trees and the birds do too; this afternoon I heard the pigeons starting to celebrate spring to the accompaniment of the crows."
Mar 16

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membership of the website

Posted 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.

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BCR Community Partnership

Posted 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…


Street Scene

Posted 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…

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted 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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At 18:24 on March 22, 2021, Dave Patterson said…

Hi there.

The issue that tipped me over to join up and be in touch is that I see a problem and an easy solution...

The problem is how much mud there is on the netball area. I do exercise there at 6.30a.m. and the floor is really dirty, especially after rain. It comes from the puddle between the wooden climbing frame and the basket swing - which has grown bigger over the last 2 years.

The solution is maybe in the new climbing frame that is being installed. When that happens then can we get matting put down over the very muddy patch? I'm sure lots of parents would like that too as the little kids go straight for the muddy puddle and get really dirty and wet.

Would you prefer if I chatted to someone on the committee about it? I'm on 07714915912. Thanks, Dave.

At 12:11 on October 3, 2020, Penny Southgate said…

Many thanks for all the links!  I'm looking forward to hearing from Steve about our proposal for a Forest Garden. 

At 14:54 on October 31, 2019, Chris Wallace said…

Hi Jo, Ive been meaning to get in touch about the trees.  You may be aware that as part of our city-wide mapping of trees in bristol, there is a map of the trees in St Andrews - click on Trees to get the map of all the trees.  This is based on BCC data occasionally enhanced with information and photos by Mark Ashdown and myself.  I'd like to do a proper re-survey of the trees - the girths haven't been measured for some years and it is not likely that BCC will do it.  In addition I suspect the species are less precise than they could be. This website allows registered users to updatethe information themselves and it would be great to get one or two of the members of the group involved. I know Simon Randoloph has been involded in trees and I had an expression of interest on the Facebook group from Simon Davis but heard no more.   

PS  I know about Dave Cemlyn's map of some years ago and Mark and I used it to map the individual trees but I had trouble getting them to agree so Ive gone with the BCC data which we can enhance



At 19:01 on December 10, 2017, Jo Corke said…

Hi Emma,

We have not received any info on this so far. Perhaps if anyone out there knows the answer, they can post it, or let me know and I'll post it.


At 9:32 on December 10, 2017, Emma Wood said…
Hi are there carols in the park this December? I can't see any details on the events page.
Thank you!
At 9:41 on March 24, 2017, Anna Parker said…

hi there, I'd be really interested in joining the nature group and taking part in any pond cleaning etc.  Could I join this please? Thanks

At 21:44 on March 21, 2017, Alwynne Pritchard said…

Thanks for the welcome!

At 21:06 on October 20, 2016, Jane Hunt said…

Thanks for the welcome message.  Wow, that is a large number of trees.  Will keep an eye on your events and hopefully come along. 

At 14:26 on August 9, 2016, Alex Briggs said…

Thanks for your welcome messages! Looking forward to summer evenings in the park and hopefully meeting some of you. 

At 20:52 on May 11, 2015, Chrissie Decker said…

Are you having a wild flower meadow again this summer?


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