An Award-Winning Park

Green Flag Award

Updated: 1st August 20176

July 2017

St.James' Park was once again awarded the Green Flag Award in July 2017.

July 2016

St.James' Park was once again awarded the Green Flag Award in July 2016.

July 2015

St.James' Park was once again awarded the Green Flag Award in July 2015.

At a ceremony held in Ilford, Essex on Thursday 23rd July 2015, FoSJP Gardening Team members Nigel Fayle and Mike Sanderman represented St.James' Park as part of a group from Southampton that included representatives from our partners Southampton City Council and from Riverside Park and Hinkler Green which also received the award.

Nigel Fayle and Mike Sanderman in the green FoSJP shirts represent St.James' Park as part of the Southampton delegation.
Photos courtesy of Mike Sanderman

July 2014

St.James' Park was again awarded the Green Flag Award in July 2014. This is once again a testament to the ongoing work by and partnerships between:

July 2012

St.James' Park was awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award in July 2012.

Green Flag logo The Green Flag Award scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK, recognising and rewarding the best green spaces in the country, encouraging the achievement of high environmental standards, and setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.

For this award, parks and green spaces are judged against eight criteria that involve:

This award was the culmination of all the hard work at St.James' Park since 2006, and is a testament to the partnership between the Friends of St.James' Park, Southampton City Council, and the people of Shirley, backed up by sponsorship from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

National Lottery Awards 2013

Updated: 21st December 2013

August 2013

In June 2013, St.James' Park was nominated in the Environment category of the National Lottery Awards, and, when the nationwide votes were counted in August, took a very strong second place to a national charity, with over twice as many votes as the third‑placed entry.

St.James' Park was up against some very stiff competition, and we're all very proud that our local community project took second place in a national poll.
National Lottery Awards - Environmental Category logo
Many thanks to everyone who supported St.James' Park's application - those who organised the publicity, those who created the videos to show the difference that the transformation of the Park has made, and those who took the time to vote for our Park!
Visit our Restoration & Improvements page to see the videos that were created.

South East Community Empowerment Awards 2010

Updated: 3rd September 2011

Picture of Nichola Caveney accepting award

Nichola Caveney accepts award
on behalf of FoSJP, March 2011

November 2010

FoSJP was awarded first prize in the Hampshire and Isle of Wight section of the South East Community Empowerment Awards 2010, organised by Community Action Hampshire.

We won a trophy, a certificate, and £700, most of which went towards equipping the new ParkLife Community Café that we opened in St.James' Park in July 2011.

FoSJP was also forwarded as an entrant into the Community Empowerment Awards for the whole of the South East region in March 2011. Although we didn't win one of the main prizes, we were very pleased to be awarded a further £500, which will be used to further FoSJP's community activities.

Community Action Hampshire logo South East Community Empowerment Awards logo

Southampton City Council Green Spaces 2010

Updated: 3rd September 2011

November 2010

At Southampton City Council's Green Spaces event on Tuesday 16th November, FoSJP was voted into second place in a peer group poll of organisations across the city that have done, are doing, or will do the most to support their local community.

We came away with a prize of £300, which we put towards equipping the new ParkLife Community Café that we opened in St.James' Park in July 2011.

7th Hantsweb Awards 2010 - Shortlisted

Updated: 21st December 2013

January 2010

Hantsweb 7th Awards Nominated logo In January 2010, the FoSJP website was shortlisted in two categories for the 7th Hantsweb Awards. These awards celebrate excellence in website design, accessibility, and service, and are open to any website based in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We didn't reach the final, but we were very pleased to have been shortlisted.

Southampton City Council Certificate of Congratulation 2009

Updated: 6th March 2010

Picture of Certificate of Congratulation

Helen Saward from SCC and the FoSJP delegation
show off the certificate

November 2009

In recognition of achieving the £1.5 million funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Southampton City Council, Friends of St.James' Park was awarded an official Certificate of Congratulation from the council.

A delegation from FoSJP was invited to a full Council cabinet meeting in November 2009, where the Right Worshipful Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Elizabeth Mizon, presented us with the certificate.

Southampton Park Awards 2007

Outstanding Park Event Certificate

Park100 - Outstanding Park Event award

Updated: 6th March 2010

October 2007

The Park Awards event, held on 3rd October, was organised by Southampton City Council to celebrate the work done in parks across Southampton.

FoSJP won the Outstanding Park Event award for the Park100 event held in July 2007. The Award was presented by the Mayor of Southampton.

Congratulations also to the FoSJP Chair, Nichola Caveney, who won an individual Outstanding Contribution award for her sterling work for FoSJP.

Picture of Park Awards trophy

The trophy

Picture of FoSJP Committee collecting the award

The FoSJP Committee collects the award

Southampton Green Open Spaces Award 2006

Picture of Southampton Green Open Spaces Award

Updated: 21st December 2013

September 2006

St James' Park pipped other areas in the city to take the inaugural top place in the Southampton Open Spaces Award scheme backed by the City of Southampton Society and the Southampton Common and Parks Protection Society (SCAPPS) and sponsored by Linden Homes.

A commemorative plaque was unveiled by the mayor, John Slade, on 7th September 2006. Arthur Jeffrey, chairman of SCAPPS said:

"The Friends of St.James' Park have stimulated a great community spirit here in this park and the judges acknowledge their efforts and wish them every success with their future plans."

Picture of Awards Committee outside Kiosk

The Awards Committee

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