FoSJP is running a Bringing Communities Together in Shirley project:

“Our aim is to involve new members of the community in designing, organising, and running events that would take place in St.James’ Park. Be they from local businesses, PCSOs, voluntary organisations, local residents, or Park users, it would endeavour to bring people together from the local community, whatever their socio⁢economic status, culture, ability, age, nationality, belief system, or which side of the Park they live on. It would potentially give opportunities to share different culture, music, activities, sport, and experiences of life, thus enhancing empathy and understanding of people’s differences and also highlight our similarities.”

Tesco Bags of Help – February 2017

Our Bringing Communities Together in Shirley project was one of three projects on Tesco’s local shortlist for February 2017’s Bags of Help initiative, a monthly funding scheme which sees grants of up to £5,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge levied on single‑use carrier bags – being awarded to local outdoor community projects.

During February 2017, Tesco customers could vote for their chosen project, using a token given to them at the check‑out each time they shopped. Our project was voted second place and was awarded a grant of £2,000.

A big “Thank You” to Tesco and to everyone who voted for our project!