Friends of St.James' Park

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


Coming Soon...!

Sat 13 Feb Bike Doctor
Tue 16 Feb St.James Social Group
Sat 20 Feb Disney Experience
Wed 24 Feb Gardening Team
Tue 1 Mar St.James Social Group
Fri 4 Mar Legal Advice
See Calendar page for weekly events
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St.James' Park History Book

Updated: 30th January 2016

Volunteers Matter... FoSJP and the ParkLife Café in St.James' Park

That was the message ‎shared on Saturday 23rd January when Community Volunteer Coordinator Marina Murphy and FoSJP Treasurer Joanne Clements hosted a volunteers' social event which had kindly been organised by Julie Catling in the ParkLife Community Room.

The evening celebration also marked the beginning of FoSJP's 10th year anniversary.

Volunteers were represented from many areas of FoSJP's activities in and around the Park - Events, Gardening, Maintenance Support, Shirley Local History, Children's Crafts, Dog Behaviour Lessons, Community Games, Sports Clubs, Public Talks, and running the FoSJP voluntary organisation and the ParkLife Community Interest Company (CIC).

From accounting, baking, and bunting making to raking leaves, running a company, or serving tea, everyone's voluntary time is making this well‑used Shirley park a better place. FoSJP and ParkLife volunteers donate about 240 hours a month towards their community; we currently have about 60 volunteers.
The Café is currently looking for volunteers to help clear tables and support the Café staff, particularly at busy times such as after school or at weekends. If you could spare a few hours a week on a regular basis, please email Marina Murphy or Jennette Leech, Café Manager, or phone us on 023 8077 9763.

Events News

Updated: 9th February 2016

NEW Disney Experience
A fun half‑term event for children at the ParkLife Café in St.James' Park on Saturday 20th February, with a fancy dress competition, arts and crafts, and face painting.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!
Our friends at My Journey ran a FREE "Ditch the Stabilisers" cycling course at St.James' Park for young children aged 3 and over on Saturday 30th January.

Demand for this course was high enough that My Journey are considering running another such session - possibly on Saturday 27th February - we'll let know if this is confirmed.

Community News

Updated: 2nd Febuary 2016

NEW St.James Social Group
We're pleased to announce that a new social group for adults affected by Autism, organised by Autism Hampshire and FoSJP, is starting on alternate Tuesdays from Tuesday 16th February.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!
UPDATED Vinyasa Yoga sessions now run twice weekly at the ParkLife Community Room, on Monday and Tuesday mornings (since 2nd February).

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: 9th February 2016

Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance clinic was held on Saturday 9th January - the next is on Saturday 13th February.


St.James Social Group
The first fortnightly meeting of this new group for adults affected by Autism will be on Tuesday 16th February.


Disney Experience
A fun half‑term event for children will take place at the ParkLife Café on Saturday 20th February.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 5th February - the next is on Friday 4th March.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session on Saturday 6th February. The next is on Saturday 5th March.


Ditch the Stabilisers
Our friends at My Journey ran a FREE cycling course for young children on Saturday 30th January.


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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