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Autumn 2017 Public History Talks - from Sunday 1st October

Added: 24th September

The first of three FREE public history talks organised by the Shirley Local History Group takes place this Sunday, 1st October, at the Shirley Parish Hall. Further talks will be on Sunday 5th November and Sunday 3rd December..

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Dog Show & Family Fun Day - Sunday 24th September

Added: 4th September; updated: 24th September

The Dog Show & Family Fun Day returned to St.James' Park for the third time on Sunday 24th September.

Wildflowers in the Park

Added: 23rd September

Our thanks once again go to Michaela Lawler‑Levene who has been recording the progress of the wildflowers that we planted in St.James' Park back in 2008.

Visit our Wildflower Guide page to see Michaela's latest photos.

Table Top Sale - Sunday 8th October

Added: 18th September; bumped: 21st September

On Sunday 8th October, St.James' Park will be hosting another outdoor Table Top Sale - a chance to grab a bargain, or get rid of your clutter!

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!

McCarthy Organ Gathering - Sunday 17th September

Added: 5th September; updated: 21st September

On Sunday 17th September, St.James' Park played host to a gathering of steam organs, accompanied by small steam engine rides for children and bouncy castles.

UPDATE Visit our event report to find out more!

Memory Lane - Friday 15th September

Added: 26th August; updated: 15th September

The Shirley Local History Group held a Memory Lane event at the ParkLife Community Room in St.James' Park on Friday 15th September.

FREE Legal Advice Clinics - First Friday of the Month

Added: 2nd September; updated: 9th September

Jennifer Pillinger, an experienced solicitor, held another FREE Legal Advice Clinic at St.James' Park on Friday 8th September. The next clinic will be on Friday 6th October.

Visit our Community Learning page to find out more!

Park Days - Thursdays in August

Added: 12th August; updated: 2nd September

ParkLives organised a series of Summer Holiday Park Days in many parks in Southampton, including St.James' Park, with FREE activities for all the family on every Thursday throughout August.

Funding News

Added: 16th August

HIWCF logo In early August, FoSJP was awarded £1000 by Comic Relief via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation - this funding enables us to continue running the Serendipity Social Group in the ParkLife Community Room every other Tuesday.

International Family Day - Sunday 16th July

Added: 14th May; updated: 12th August

As part of Bringing Families Together, a Lottery‑funded initiative, FoSJP organised an International Family Day at St.James' Park on a sunny Sunday in July.

Hundreds of people flooded in to enjoy a wide range of entertainment from choirs to belly dancing, international food stalls, and a wide range of vendors and free activities. The atmosphere on the day was fantastic - a perfect day in the Park and showing again what a great public resource we have.

As always, a lot of hard work went into creating the event: special thanks to Hilde Gronsberg and her Events team, and to all our volunteers a big hug and thanks - we couldn't do it without you!

Please visit our Facebook page to see many photos of the day.

Green Flag Award - July 2017

Added: 1st August

Friends of St.James' Park are delighted to announce that we have again been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award for 2017/2018, for helping to maintain, alongside Southampton City Council, St.James' Park to a very high standard in all areas.

Couch to 5k - Wednesday Evenings

Added: 13th July; bumped: 16th July

Couch to 5k Active Nation! organised another FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running, in St.James' Park , which started Wednesday 12th July and "ran" through to mid‑September. These courses are run by a qualified coach and designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running.

Community Work Opportunities

Added: 3rd July; bumped: 16th July

Community work opportunities that have come to our attention are still open for applications.

Visit our Community Work Opportunities page to find out more!

Picnic in the Park - Saturday 8th July

Added: 2nd July; updated: 9th July

Friends of St.James' Park hosted a "bring your own" picnic at St.James' Park as part of Have a Field Day on Saturday 8th July, a national celebration of public parks organised by the charity Fields in Trust in partnership with 38 Degrees.

FREE Legal Advice Clinics - First Friday of the Month

Added: 2nd July; updated: 8th July

Jennifer Pillinger, an experienced solicitor, held another FREE Legal Advice Clinic at St.James' Park on Friday 7th July.

Please note that there will be no clinic in August - the next clinic will be on Friday 8th September (not the first Friday of the month this time).

Visit our Community Learning page to find out more!

Recent Website Updates

Updates during the last 3 months, in case you missed anything...

24 Sep Updated Home page
23 Sep Updated Wildflower Guide page
21 Sep Added McCarthy Organs report
20 Sep Updated Gardening Team page
18 Sep Updated Events & Activities page
6 Sep Updated Home page
5 Sep Updated Events & Activities page
4 Sep Updated Events & Activities page
1 Sep Updated Calendar page
26 Aug Updated Gardening Team and History News pages
16 Aug Updated Community Activities page
12 Aug Updated Home, Events & Activities, and Gardening Team pages
1 Aug Updated Home, Calendar, About the Park, Achievements, Awards, and Gardening Team pages
16 Jul Updated Home and Gardening Team pages
15 Jul Updated Press Reports page
8 Jul Updated History News page
3 Jul Updated Community Work Opportunities page
2 Jul Updated Home, Calendar, Events & Activities, and History News pages
26 Jun Updated Shirley Heritage Project and History News pages

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