Friends of St.James' Park

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Welcome to the Friends of St.James' Park website!


Coming Soon...!

Wed 24 Aug Gardening Team
Fri 26 Aug
Mon 29 Aug
Art Exhibition
Tue 30 Aug Ditch the Stabilisers
Tue 30 Aug St.James Social Group
See Calendar page for weekly events
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St.James' Park History Book

Updated: 20th August 2016

Hampshire Open Studios 2016

Come and see NEW ART in Shirley!

Friday 26th August - Monday 29th August
10.00am - 5.00pm

ParkLife Community Room, St.James' Park
Click to see full size poster
Click to see full size poster
The first exhibition of a diverse group of 8 local artists, showcasing an exciting range of paintings in varied styles, subjects, and media.

For more information, please contact Gill Evans on 07484 634775 or 07941 017588 or via email.

Events News

Updated: 9th August

Ditch the Stabilisers - Events for Young Children
Our friends at My Journey ran another FREE cycling course at St.James' Park for young children on Tuesday 9th August, and will be running another on Tuesday 30th August, with the Bike Doctor in attendance.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!
ParkLife ParkLife Café's 5th Birthday Celebration
On Saturday 6th August, we held another Party in the Park to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the ParkLife Café's opening in St.James' Park.

History News

Updated: 7th June 2016

Wanted - Local History Researchers
The Shirley Local History Research Group is looking for extra researchers.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Autumn 2016 History Talks - October to December
The FoSJP History Research Group are delighted to announce details of their Autumn Talks series 2016. The FREE talks will take place in Shirley Parish Hall on the first Sundays of October, November, and December.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Café News

Updated: 9th August 2016

ParkLife NEW The ParkLife Community Interest Company will be holding a Public Consultation Meeting on Thursday 15th September, starting at 7.30pm, regarding the future of the ParkLife Café in St.James' Park.

Visit our About the Café page to find out more.

Community News

Updated: 17th August 2016

Hampshire Constabulary logo NEW Shirley & Freemantle Neighbourhood Policing Team
Your Police Team for Shirley and Freemantle will be holding a Neighbourhood Team Meeting at St.James' Park on Friday 9th September at 4.00pm.

This is an opportunity to discuss any local issues that you have, and to get updated with what they are focusing on in the coming months.

Click on the image to the right for more information!
Click to find out more!
First Aid Course - October 2016
FoSJP has organised a fully‑accredited one‑day First Aid Course, at the ParkLife Community Room on Wednesday 19th October. The course fee is £60 per person and leads to a 3‑year certificate.

Visit our Community Learning 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: 16th August 2016

Hampshire Open Studios
Local artists will be holding a weekend exhibition at St.James' Park starting on Friday 26th August.


Ditch the Stabilisers
My Journey ran another cycle course on Tuesday 9th August - the next is on Tuesday 30th August.


St.James Social Group
The group met again on Tuesday 16th August - the next meeting is on Tuesday 30th August.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 1st July - the next clinic is on Friday 2nd September.


Crafty Saturday
Crafty Saturday ran another FREE session on Saturday 2nd July - the next is on Saturday 3rd September.


Police Team Meeting
Shirley & Freemantle Policing Team are holding a meeting at St.James' Park on Friday 9th September.


ParkLife Café Consultation
A public consultation meeting will be held on Thursday 15th September about the future of the ParkLife Cafe.


ParkLife Café's 5th Birthday
On Saturday 6th August we celebrated the 5th anniversary of the opening of the ParkLife Café.


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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