Friends of St.James' Park

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


Coming Soon...!

Tue 19 Dec St.James Social Group
Sun 31 Dec Constitution Deadline
Tue 2 Jan St.James Social Group
Wed 10 Jan FoSJP Gardening Team
Thu 11 Jan The Hub
Tue 16 Jan St.James Social Group
See Calendar page for weekly events
Click here for Latest News
St.James' Park History Book

Updated: 3rd December 2017

'Tis the Season to be Jolly!

Best Wishes for the Festive Season from FoSJP!

As another busy 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.

FoSJP News

Updated: 9th December 2017

FoSJP Special General Meeting
FoSJP held a Special General Meeting at the ParkLife Community Room on Tuesday 28th November, to discuss a proposal from the FoSJP Committee that FoSJP becomes a registered charity (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) with a wider membership.

Visit our FoSJP page for some important information.

A Festive "Thank You" to all our Volunteers
FoSJP invited all our volunteers - past, present, or future - to join us in the ParkLife Community Room on Saturday 9th December for a festive celebration of all that we've achieved in 2017, with team updates and seasonal music, accompanied by home‑baked goods, mulled wine, and hot drinks.

Events News

Updated: 16th December 2017

Couch to 5k FREE Exercise for All at the Park - Every Week!
Following the success of three earlier such courses from January to March and from April to June, Active Nation! organised another FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running, which started Wednesday 12th July and "ran" until mid‑September, in St.James' Park.

Don't forget the other weekly sessions which are still running at the Park: All sessions are FREE but booking is essential.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!
Festive Table Top Sale Festive Table Top Sale
On Saturday 16th December, St.James' Park hosted a special Festive Table Top Sale.

History News

Updated: 10th December 2017

Autumn 2017 Public History Talks
There was a packed house at Shirley Parish Hall on Sunday 3rd December for the final Shirley Local History Talk of the Autumn 2017 series, as more than 50 people enjoyed Vicki Stacey's presentation about railway schemes that almost went through Shirley. The talk was followed by a fabulous raffle.
If you missed this season's talks, there will be more next Autumn, starting in October. A huge thank you to all the history team involved in producing the talks.

Visit our Shirley Heritage Project page to find out more!

Wanted - Local History Researchers
The Shirley Local History Group is looking for extra researchers.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

Community News

Updated: 12th December 2017

UPDATED Community Work Opportunities
A new community work opportunity has come to our attention, with a closing date of Friday 12th January.

Visit our Community Work Opportunities page to find out more!
TWICS logo TWICS Award in Community Development Course - starting January 2018
TWICS is going to run its popular Award in Community Development course, starting in January. If you're involved in volunteer or paid community development work, then this is a chance to gain skills, share ideas and experiences with other people, and receive a certificate. The course is suitable both for people who are volunteers or who are just starting out in a community development role, leading to a CPD certificate at Level 2 or even Level 3 (suitable for people with existing experience as a community development worker).

The course runs over six Friday sessions, from 12th January to 2nd March (not 16th February), 9.45am - 2.45pm.
Click here to find out more
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Your Police & Crime Commissioner Needs You!
In his Police and Crime Plan, Police & Crime Commissioner Michael Lane made a commitment to champion community needs and to work together with partners to create vibrant and inclusive communities. As part of this commitment, the Commissioner and his team are now looking to work directly with communities and community organisations to shape how we can best support communities in keeping themselves safer.

You can help them by completing their short survey, and let them know if you're interested in getting involved in developing this work further.
Autism Hampshire Autism Support & Information Workshop
Autism Hampshire, in partnership with Southampton City Council, is holding 5 FREE Autism Support & Information workshops for families of children and young people with autism, across Southampton, from Friday 7th July until early March 2018.

Click here to see full details.

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: 16th December 2017

St.James Social Group
The group met again on Tuesday 5th December - the next meeting is on Tuesday 19th December.


The Hub
This group met again on Thursday 14th December - the next meeting is on Thursday 11th January.


FREE Legal Advice Clinic
Another FREE legal advice clinic was held on Friday 1st December - the next is on Friday 2nd February.


Festive Table Top Sale
FoSJP held a special festive Table Top Sale at St.James' Park on Saturday 16th December.
Festive "Thank You!" Event
FoSJP held a special event for our volunteers - past, present, and future - on Saturday 9th December.
Autumn History Talks
The third and final of this Autumn's History Talks took place on Sunday 3rd December.


Special General Meeting
FoSJP held an SGM to discuss its future, at the ParkLife Community Room, on Tuesday 28th November.


Outdoor Fitness Bootcamp
ParkLives organised a series of FREE fitness bootcamps - at St.James' Park on several Tuesdays in October.
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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