Friends of St.James' Park

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Sat 26 Apr Teddy Tennis
Sun 27 Apr Oral History Tea
Fri 2 May Legal Advice Clinic
Sat 3 May Teddy Tennis
Sat 3 May Crafty Saturday
Tue 6 May Parents' Course
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Updated: 16th April 2014


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Community Games is a national initiative, inspired by the London 2012 Olympic Games, to bring the local community together to take part in sporting and cultural activities.

FoSJP is planning a Community Games event in St.James' Park in Summer 2014, with help from the Southampton City District Scouts, and we want everyone in our community to be a part of it - whether it's volunteering, helping plan events, taking part, or just turning up and supporting it!

The Community Games event will be held on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th July 2014, and is our way celebrating the success of St.James' Park and what has been achieved by all the past and current FoSJP and ParkLife volunteers and staff.

To kick off the fun, ParkLife staged two Open Sessions at the ParkLife Café on Tuesday 21st and Saturday 25th January to provide more information, to talk about what can be done, and to discuss how everyone can help.

We followed these up with Planning Meetings on Monday 3rd March, Monday 17th March, Monday 31st March, and Monday 14th April. We now have a group of 10 volunteers helping to plan the event; we hope to be able to confirm over the next few weeks exactly what activities there will be - we're hoping that there'll be something for everyone to try, watch or experience.

We're still looking for people to be involved so if you'd like to know more, please contact our Community Volunteer Coordinator, Marina Murphy, via, or contact ParkLife via or on 023 8077 9763.


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.

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Updated: 23rd April 2014

Oral History Invitation Tea
An invitatio afternoon tea is being held for Oral History Project interviewees on Saturday 27th April.


FREE Legal Advice
A FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 4th April - another is taking place on Friday 2nd May.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session for children on 5th April - the next is on Saturday 3rd May.


Parents' First Aid Course
The Introduction session was held on Tuesday 22nd April - the course itself starts on Tuesday 6th May.


FoSJP AGM 2014
Friends of St.James' Park's AGM 2014 will be held at Shirley Parish Hall on Wednesday 7th May.


Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance session took place on Saturday 12th April - the next is Saturday 10th May.


Easter EGGStravORGANza
FoSJP ran an Easter Quiz Trail over the Easter Weekend and a musical event on Monday 21st April.


Community Games
Another planning meeting was held on Monday 14th April.


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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