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Coming Soon...!

Fri 6 Feb FREE Legal Advice
Sat 7 Feb Crafty Saturday
Sat 7 Feb Maze with a Twist NEW
Sat 7 Feb Youth Sports Club
Sun 8 Feb Cycle to Freedom NEW
Tue 10 Feb Emotional First Aid
See Calendar page for weekly events
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Updated: 31st January 2015

"Cycle to Freedom"

St.James' Park, Sunday 8th February

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Bring your bike down to the Park for a day of family fun!

This is a launch event for the Catch 22 Family Freedom Project's weekly cycling initiative, which is encouraging recreational cycling for all the family.

Come on down - all you need is yourself and a bike!
Sunday 8th February, 11.00am - 3.00pm
St.James' Park
FREE entry
This event features:
  • Free soup, roll, and discount voucher for ParkLife Café when you sign in
  • Free general bicycle maintenance and repairs
  • Cycle Skills and Challenge course with a qualified coach
  • Smoothie Bikes (cycle to make your own healthy snack)
  • Bike Roller racing competitions
  • Cycle Security (including Bike Marking)
The ParkLife Café will be open for general refreshments.
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Family Freedom Project logo
We hope to use St.James' Park as a meeting place for the start of weekly family rides - watch this space for more information!
This event is supported by
Sport England logo DC Cycles logo FoSJP logo Hampshire Constabulary logo
Hyde Group logo My Journey logo ParkLife logo Southampton City Council logo

Events News

photo from Tee in the Park, July 2008 NEW "Maze with a Twist" is coming to St.James' Park on Saturday 7th February.

Developed by our Sports Development Volunteer John Sennett, "Maze with a Twist" is designed to educate people about visual impairments and to teach certain aspects of a daily routine in a life of a visually impaired person.

Visit our Latest News page to find out more!

Environment News

FoSJP Gardening Team logo NEW The FoSJP Gardening Team is looking for volunteers to help them complete fencing of the flower beds in St.James' Park, by lending a hand for an hour (or more) on Wednesday 11th February or Thursday 12th February.

Visit our News page to find out more!

History News

Shirley Heritage Project logo We're very excited to announce that the FoSJP History Research Group's book, "St.James' Park, from Shirley Rec to Renovation, 1907 - 2014", will be published in February 2015.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Community News

NEW Following last year's successful Emotional First Aid course for parents, we're pleased to announce another FREE 7‑week course, starting on Tuesday 10th February and running to the end of March.

Visit our Learning Opportunities page for full details, including feedback from parents who attended last year's course.

We're also delighted to announce that John Sennett's significant contribution to our Community Games event in July has been recognised by his being selected by vInspired, the UK's leading youth volunteer charity, as their Volunteer of the Month for January 2015:

"Congratulations: John has been selected for our January award! It's great that John has been able to make such a positive impact in the community, and contribute to the great work around the Community Games event. We were so impressed and would like to give him the recognition he deserves!"

UPDATE Click here to read vInspired's interview with John.

A new weekly session of Spanish and French classes for pre‑school children, using singing and dancing to have fun and learn languages, started on Friday 16th January.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!

Keep an eye on our Latest News section on this page, and our regularly updated Calendar and News pages, to keep track of all that's happening at St.James' Park. Also check the noticeboards at St.James' Park - by the SE and NW Entrances and outside the ParkLife Café.

Latest News

Updated: 31st January 2015

FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 7th November - the next is on Friday 6th February.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session on Saturday 6th December - the next is on Saturday 7th February.


Youth Sports Club
The next session, including "Maze with a Twist" for all ages, is on Saturday 7th February.


Bring your bike down to St.James' Park for a day of family fun on Sunday 8th February.


Emotional First Aid
Our Parents' Emotional First Aid course starts with an Introductory session on Tuesday 10th February.


FoSJP Gardening Team logo Fencing in the Park
The FoSJP Gardening Team is looking for volunteers on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th February.


Visit our News page to catch up on news and events in and around the Park over the last few months.

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