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


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Fri 3 Apr Easter Trail
Fri 3 Apr FREE Legal Advice
Sat 4 Apr Easter Trail
Sat 4 Apr Crafty Saturday
Sat 4 Apr Youth Sports Club
Sun 5 Apr Easter Trail
See Calendar page for weekly events
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Updated: 24th February 2015


Easter Event - Easter Monday, 6th April

FoSJP is organ‑ising a special Easter Monday EGGStravORGANza event at St.James' Park, with fairground organs providing musical entertainment, steam traction engine rides, a children's roundabout, and an Easter Egg Trail.

Easter Monday, 6th April
11.00am - 4.00pm

St.James' Park
A selection of the fairground organs that will be playing at the Park


Easter Egg Trail - Easter Weekend, Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April

The Easter Egg Trail, for both adults and children, will run throughout the Easter weekend. Trail sheets will be available for a small fee from the ParkLife Café, where small prizes for successfully completing the trail can also be claimed, during normal opening hours.
Easter Weekend, Friday 3rd April to Monday 6th April
9.00am - 5.00pm

St.James' Park

FoSJP News

Updated: 11th March 2015

FoSJP logo NEW This year's FoSJP AGM will be held on Thursday 14th May, from 7.00pm in the ParkLife Community Room at St.James' Park.

This is a great opportunity for everyone to get together, hear about the last year in the Park and plans for the coming year, and celebrate all that we’ve achieved. We‘d love to see you there!

Events News

Updated: 29th March 2015

St.James' Park Sports/Events Facebook page [external link] This Summer St.James' Park Sports/Events are giving everyone a chance to be part of something amazing, as they make an audacious attempt to set an official Guinness World Record in St.James' Park.

UPDATE The date has now been confirmed as Sunday 23rd August.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more...!

History News

Updated: 29th March 2015

Shirley Heritage Project logo The FoSJP History Research Group's book, "St.James' Park, from Shirley Rec to Renovation, 1907 - 2014" was launched at a special event on Sunday 22nd March.

UPDATE Visit our new History Book Launch report to find out more!

Community News

Updated: 31st March 2015

We're delighted to announce the return of the Coxford Tigers Youth Rugby League Club to St.James' Park, as they've resumed giving FREE weekly training sessions for 6-14 year old children from Sunday 1st March.

UPDATE The Sunday afternoon sessions finished on Sunday 22nd March - sessions have now reverted to Tuesday evenings, from Tuesday 31st March, as per 2014's successful series.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!

NEW We've added a new Community Work Opportunities page on which we'll publicise all local community work opportunities that come to our attention.

Visit our Community Work Opportunities page to find out about the latest opportunities!

NEW C'est Chouette will be running a special French holiday workshop for pre‑school children during the Easter holiday, on Friday 10th April.

Visit our Recent News page for more information.

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: 31st March 2015

Easter Weekend
We'll be celebrating with an Easter Trail starting Friday 3rd April and an Easter Event on Monday 6th April.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 6th March - the next is on Friday 3rd April.


Crafty Saturday
FoSJP ran another FREE craft session on Saturday 7th March - the next is on Saturday 4th April.


Youth Sports Club
Another session was held on Saturday 21st March - the next session will be on Saturday 4th April.


Bike Doctor at the Park
Another bicycle maintenance session was held on Saturday 14th March - the next is on Saturday 11th April.


Emotional First Aid
This six-week course for parents ran from Tuesday 24th February until Tuesday 31st March.


History Book Launch
The Shirley Heritage Project launched its St.James' Park History Book on Sunday 22nd March.


ParkLife Café Manager
The deadline for applications for the ParkLife Café Manager position was Wednesday 4th March.


Youth Rugby League
Coxford Tigers FREE weekly training for 6‑14 year olds started again on Sunday 1st March.


Cycle to Freedom
Weekly family cycling‑related meet‑ups at the ParkLife Café started on Sunday 22nd February.


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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