Fairy Trail Sheet

The fairies in St Anne’s Woods have kindly shared a copy of the sheet with us!

Feel free to download below and get on down with your family and friends to St Anne’s Woods to hunt out the secret message on their front doors.

Completed sheets can be swapped for a little treat at the St Anne’s Co-op until Saturday 2nd January 2021.

Fairy Trail of St Anne’s Wood

So, who’s looking for something fun to do over the Christmas holidays? How about some fairy door spotting? Well, we have a job for you!

Firstly pop into the Co-op St Anne’s store and pick up a worksheet (from Saturday 19 December – Saturday 2 January). Then pop down to St Anne’s Woods and start your hunt!

There are 23 doors to find. Each has a letter – make sure you write them all down! Once you have them all, try and figure out the phrase and write it on your worksheet. Take it back to the store and swop it for a well deserved prize!

The fairies and St Anne’s Wood look forward to your visit!

When we are not helping fairies to settle in, the Friends of Brislington Brook are a group of local volunteers who dedicate our time to looking after the woods in St Anne’s and Nightingale Valley. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for opportunities to join us in making Brislington Brook an even more magical place in 2021.

Many thanks to the Co-op. For information about the co-op card, please see https://membership.coop.co.uk.

Work Party 12 Dec 2020

As we are emerging from Lockdown we are happy to announce that we are able to organize another work party. We have decided that it would be a good idea to have a bit of a clear up in the valley and so we are inviting people to come and join us on Saturday 12th December at 10:00 for a couple of hours. To comply with Covid regulations we have to get participants to register with us and we will let you know where to meet up. Each work group will be no bigger than 6 people to comply with the regulations and we will be following strict guidelines to make sure we keep the virus at bay.

Please email info.fobb@gmail.com to register.

COVID-19 Update

We have had to sadly cancel our planned litter pick on 7th November 2020 owing to the second lockdown from Thursday 5th November 2020 onwards. We will update you with new opportunities to volunteer to make Brislington Brook an even better place as soon as we can.

New signs in the woods.

As you wander through Nightingale Valley you might notice a few new signposts. Friends of Brislington Brook have managed to get funding for these signposts from CIL funding.

This is a fund created from money paid by developers to local causes. There are some more signs going up in St Annes Woods tomorrow too.

Let us know what you think.undefined

Covid-19 Message to parks volunteers.

From: Bristol Park Volunteers
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 19:10
Subject: Volunteering in Parks – COVID19

Dear All Parks Volunteers,

A personal thank you, alongside an ask to remain indoors where possible.

You will have seen the changing advice about being in, volunteering in and using parks over the past week. Most of you should have received the guidance from myself and Jon James, Head of Parks via the Bristol Parks Forum regular updates, but I wanted to ensure we haven’t missed anyone with regard to volunteering specifically.

To be clear, the decision for the time being is that all group park volunteering activities are postponed. Please continue to act on this decision and put the health of everyone around you, as well as yourself, above all else. It’s heartening to see so many groups already sharing positive messages about their green spaces and bringing the community together through memories, photos and plans for better times.

We understand that it will be difficult having to pause projects you have planned, or see some projects you had started fall slightly by the wayside. However, I’m fairly certain that once all of this gets better, we will have a renewed shared energy across Bristol and the world to work together to protect, enhance and enjoy our green spaces.

For now, please stay updated via: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know

These guidelines and decisions are changing on a daily basis and will be made in order to protect the health of everyone. The Mayor announced this afternoon that all park facilities are also closed, in a bid to further encourage us to all do our bit and stay home as much as possible.

There will also be updates via the Bristol Parks Forum, so if you haven’t already signed up to this mailing list please do so here.

Until we are able to meet, I’d like to thank you for putting your community first, being ambassadors of your local green spaces and helping the Parks Service look after these incredibly valuable assets. If you would like to find out how you can volunteer or help safely during this time, visit Can Do Bristol for ways to act locally.

Wishing you all the very best,

Ella Hogg – Volunteer Coordinator Bristol Parks

07/12/19 – Final Work Party for 2019.

A massive THANK YOU to everyone who came along this morning and gave 100% clearing the steps in both Nightingale Valley and St Annes Woods. We couldn’t do it without your support!! A huge THANK YOU to local resident Judi for making some AMAZING coffee and home made cake for the end of the session (it really was the only thing that kept me going). And a giant THANK YOU to Tesco Brislington for their donation towards our refreshments (today we really did deserve it at the end!)…Oh and HO HO HO to Santa who came to pay us a visit at the start!!

07/12/19 – Clearing the Woodland Steps.

Right then lovely FoBBers… TODAY is your last opportunity to help us out in 2019!!! The more people that give us a hand the more we can achieve. The leaves on the steps are really slippery and we want to make our beautiful woodland as accessible as possible over the winter months. If you can’t make it please share our event with anyone you think might like to join us. We have some equipment but if you have a spare rake etc please bring it along. See you 10am between Brooklea Health Centre and Wicklea School.

2019 Clean Streets Heros!

A huge THANK YOU to our local councillor Tony R Carey for nominating us for a 2019 Bristol Waste “Clean Streets Hero” award.

Guess what…. we won! So a BIG THANK YOU to Bristol Waste for recognising our hard work with keeping Nightingale Valley, St Annes Woods and Brislington Brook as litter free as we can!

We know we couldn’t have won it without all the support from our local (and not so local) very loyal volunteers. Through rain and shine you come along to give us a hand. So a BIG THANK YOU to you ALL!!!!