Friends of St.James' Park

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Wed 26 Nov Neonatal Support
Wed 26 Nov Gardening Team
Sat 29 Nov Youth Sports Club
Sat 6 Dec Crafty Saturday
Sun 7 Dec History Public Talk #3
Wed 10 Dec Gardening Team
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Updated: 23rd November 2014

Youth Sports & Games Club

Regular Event for 6‑12 Year Olds

Alternate Saturdays, 10.30am - 12.30pm

Following on from our successful Community Games event in July, one of our volunteers, Scott, could see the potential of St.James' Park for the benefit for young people. Following our recent appeal for volunteers, Scott's idea has now become a reality, with a team of volunteers now running our new Youth Sports & Games Club.

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Youth Sports & Games Club

For ages 6‑12
Dress appropriately for rain or shine!

Every alternate Saturday from 18th October 2014

Outside the ParkLife Café, St.James' Park

FREE but a 50p donation would be much appreciated!
No fizzy drinks, please
funded by
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run by
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Scott and his team are also being helped out by Tom and Beth who run District Sports in Winchester, providing grass roots coaching in a multitude of sporting activities to primary schools throughout the region. Tom and Beth volunteered at our Community Games event, and will also be volunteering for this project as they are community‑minded and happy to share their skills and knowledge.

For more information email or call us on 023 8077 9763.



Community Rallies Round

Despite the sad news of the break‑in at the ParkLife Café in July, and the loss of key summer sales while the damage was repaired, we were thrilled at the positive response from the local community. Shirley resident Joanne Craig very kindly set up a Just Giving page to support the Café, which raised an astonishing £1770. Further donations were also received from, among others:

The Café is run by a Community Interest Company, ParkLife, set up by FoSJP. Any profits made go back into community‑based events and activities that are held in St.James' Park.

In total, £2400 was raised, which will be used to improve security for the Café building, to make day‑to‑day improvements to the Café for everyone, and to support further community projects in the Park.

A huge "Thank You!" to everyone who helped to ensure the future of this wonderful community asset, and to the ParkLife Café staff and volunteers for all that they do in St.James' Park.

UPDATE, 30th October - We're pleased to announce that the money raised has been put towards additional CCTV and security systems for the Café - the equipment is due to be installed in the first week of November (this might cause some service disruption for a few days).


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: 15th November 2014

Youth Sports Club
Our new club held another session on Saturday 15th November - the next is on Saturday 29th November.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session on Saturday 1st November - the next is on Saturday 6th December.


Public History Talks
The second FREE talk in this Autumn's series was on 2nd November - the final talk is on Sunday 7th December.


Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance session was held on Saturday 8th November - the next is on Saturday 13th December.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 7th November - the next is on Friday 2nd January.


FoSJP Gardening Team
Thank you to everyone who voted for for us in the RHS's Build a Bug Hotel photo competition.


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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