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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.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…


Added by Jo Corke on June 9, 2022 at 14:40 — 11 Comments

Scammer warning

Received the email below which initially appeared to be from another "friend of St Andrews Park" but no user exists on the members search and it's a name often used for scams. There may have been a data breach or some bot just trawling through the member details?

Joseph Mclaughlin added a comment to your profile on Friends Of St Andrews Park ------------

Good Day,

How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going…


Added by Leroy Bogle on April 23, 2022 at 8:28 — No Comments

MUGA Consulation

I've heard that there is a consultation about a MUGA area in the park. How can I find it and contribute? (I'm not on Facebook!)

Added by Anna Raphael on August 11, 2021 at 14:56 — 1 Comment

membership of the website

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

Added by Fo SAP on November 2, 2020 at 10:48 — 1 Comment

Lichens in the Park

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…


Added by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 — 8 Comments

BCR Community Partnership

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


Added by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 — 2 Comments

Street Scene

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…

Added by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 — No Comments

wildlife area

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

Added by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 — 1 Comment

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

  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.




Added by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 — 1 Comment

Pesticides in Parks

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  …


Added by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

FoSAP Constitution V7

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 or commenting on this Blog.



Added by Fo SAP on October 13, 2016 at 10:43 — 1 Comment

pond gate repairs

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.

Added by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 — 2 Comments

Bird walks in the park - see you in January!

The popular Sunday morning bird walks will be starting again in January 2017. Watch this space for more details!

Added by Des Bowring on September 12, 2016 at 12:10 — No Comments

Play Area development

Play Area Update March 2019

The Play area convenors are Sarah and David Cemlyn.


March 2019

Sarah Cemlyn has posted this good news about our  Park Children’s Play area.

This is to let…


Added by Jo Corke on August 12, 2016 at 10:30 — 9 Comments

Bird walk 17 April

A beautiful sunny morning and some suitably spring-like bird activity observed! The full list as follows:

Mistle Thrush - a nest was located (see Simon's photo) and at least one youngster was seen. Parent birds nearby. Excellent stuff!

Coal Tit - 1 in song

Blue Tit - a few heard and seen

Great Tit - several heard

Robin - 1 or 2

Blackbird - several…


Added by Des Bowring on April 17, 2016 at 16:25 — 2 Comments

RHS award submission

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

Our submission is here.…


Added by Fo SAP on April 4, 2016 at 13:17 — 2 Comments

Dawn Chorus at Narroways

Hi all

I'll be leading a dawn chorus walk on Narroways Local Nature Reserve on Saturday 9 April. Full details here


Added by Des Bowring on April 2, 2016 at 16:42 — No Comments

Committee Meeting Dates

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

Minutes of previous meetings are posted in Forum.

Dates of meetings in 2016/17:-

       These meeting dates alternate between Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  All meetings will be held at St. Andrews Bowling Club, Derby Road unless otherwise agreed and will commence at 7.30 pm

       Please note that the…


Added by Fo SAP on March 23, 2016 at 14:42 — 1 Comment

Bird Walk 20th March 2016

An impressive 18 people (including 5 enthusiastic youngsters) turned up for this month's Birdwalk, led by Lois  (Des being away on ornithological adventures elsewhere). The weather was overcast and quite cold but we recorded 21 different bird species including a pair of Mistle Thrush and a flock of 20 Redwing. The full list was as follows:

Blackbird: a few seen

Blue Tit: seen and heard

Carrion Crow: 2 or 3

Chaffinch: a female seen

Coal Tit: 1…


Added by Jon Mortin on March 22, 2016 at 19:58 — 1 Comment

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