Friends of St.James' Park

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


Coming Soon...!

Sat 10 Jan Youth Sports Club
Sat 10 Jan Bike Doctor at the Park
Wed 14 Jan Gardening Team
Fri 16 Jan Spanish & French NEW
Sat 24 Jan Youth Sports Club
Wed 28 Jan Neonatal Support
See Calendar page for weekly events
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Updated: 14th December 2014


Best Wishes for the Festive Season from FoSJP

As another busy and incident‑packed year for FoSJP and St.James' Park draws to a close, it's almost time for a well‑earned rest over the festive season. Look out for news of more happenings in and around the Park in the New Year. Meanwhile, there are still a few regular activities which will continue through December:

ParkLife logo The ParkLife Café will be running a reduced service between Sunday 21st December and Friday 2nd January, closing completely on some days - please see our News page for details.
FoSJP Gardening Team logo The FoSJP Gardening Team's last session of the year was on Wednesday 10th December - they are now taking a very well‑earned rest before resuming - weather permitting as always! - on Wednesday 14th January.
The Youth Sports & Games Club's last session of the year was on Saturday 13th December - the next will be on Saturday 10th January.
The Bike Doctor's last visit of the year was on Saturday 13th December - he'll be back in the Park on Saturday 10th January.
Teddy Tennis logo Weekly Teddy Tennis sessions for pre‑school children will continue up until Saturday 20th December, and will resume from Saturday 10th January.
Many thanks to all our volunteers and associates who have helped us organise and run the many events in and around St.James' Park, and to everyone in the local community who has so generously supported us, throughout 2014.

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!

ParkLife Café News

ParkLife logo We're pleased to announce that the money raised by the local community following July's break‑in has now been used to install additional CCTV and security systems for the Café, which have already helped the Police to identify some people who were being a little troublesome.

Visit our Café page to see a poster created by one of our volunteers to record the positive response from our community to this incident.

Community News

We're delighted to announce that we've now been awarded another grant from Comic Relief through the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation to enable us to run our youth group for local young people with autism for another year.

Visit our Community News page to find out more!

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!"

A new weekly session of Spanish and French classes for pre‑school children, using singing and dancing to have fun and learn languages, will be starting in mid‑January in the ParkLife Community Room.

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: 13th December 2014

Youth Sports Club
The last session of the year was on Saturday 13th December - the next is on Saturday 10th January.


Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance session was held on Saturday 13th December - the next is on Saturday 10th January.


Singing Spanish & French
The first in a new series of weekly sessions for pre‑school children starts on Friday 16th January.


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.


Public History Talks
The third and final presentation in this Autumn's series of talks was held on Sunday 7th December.


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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