Past Events - Start in the Park!

Start in the Park! Ceremony - Saturday 10th July 2010

GMC digger with Councillor Williams & Nichola Caveney

Councillor Williams operates a GMC digger
under close supervision from
FoSJP Chair, Nichola Caveney

Updated: 12th May 2012

A lunchtime ceremony was held in the Park to celebrate work starting on the restoration and improvement of St.James' Park.

Councillor Phil Williams, Cabinet Member for Local Services and Communities, has been very supportive of this project from its early days, and was on hand to officially turn over the first turf to start off the development work.

Visitors to the Park enjoyed a Hog Roast that was kindly provided by our contractors Graham Moyse Contractors Ltd, and children enjoyed making badges and meeting Ivor Goodsite whose role is to promote safe behaviour on construction sites.

Southampton City Council provided its exhibition trailer, in which plans were displayed to show how the Park will be changing.

See our Restoration & Improvement page to find out how the development work went.
Councillor Williams digging the first sod

Many hands make light work - but why risk it?
Councillor Williams turns over the first turf

GMC Digger with FoSJP and SCC crew

Altogether now: Y, M, C, A...!

all photographs on this page by David Wheatley, FoSJP photographer, except where otherwise stated

Hog Roast queue

All that hard work makes you hungry...

Ivor Goodsite and children

Hands up if you know how to be safe on a construction site!

SCC exhibition trailer Badge with digger
Badge with flower

Finding out what's going to happen in the Park
(Michaela Lawler-Levene)

Badges to commemorate the start of work in the Park
(Michaela Lawler-Levene)

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