FoSJP and St.James' Park in the Press

Press Reports

Newspapers

Updated: 12th May 2012

Thank You!

A big Thank You to the staff of the following publications, which have all regularly featured FoSJP's efforts, achievements, and organised events:

Published Articles

Updated: 16th July 2017

2017

Friday
14th July
BBC Radio Solent Featured item on Julian Clegg show - Interview with Madge Heath from the Shirley Local History Group about the International Family Day event that took place in St.James' Park on Saturday 16th July.

Click here to listen to clip - available until Saturday 12th August.

2016

Thursday
17th November
That's Solent TV Video news article "A Group of Volunteers Join Forces to Maintain their Community's Green Space"
Tuesday
18th October
Daily Echo News article "Fun for Families at mini-Crufts Show in St.James' Park in Shirley"
Saturday
23rd July
Daily Echo News article "Dozens of parks across Hampshire have been named the best in the country after being awarded a Green Flag Award".

The photo of St.James' Park is from the WI Tree Planting ceremony in October 2015.
Tuesday
29th March
Daily Echo News article "Eggsellent Day of Fun for Families at St.James' Park, Shirley".

2015

Saturday
18th April
Daily Echo Heritage Review article "From Rec to Renovation" about the St.James' Park History Book and the forthcoming Shirley Timeline event in the Park

2014

Saturday
19th July
Daily Echo News article "Community rallies for the vandal‑hit ParkLife Café in St.James' Park"
Wednesday
16th July
Daily Echo News article "Southampton's ParkLife Café's future in jeopardy as thieves strike again"
Tuesday
8th July
Daily Echo News article "Sports Extravaganza at St.James' Park"
Tuesday
6th May
Daily Echo News article "Olympic diver Peter Waterfield set to open St.James' Park Community Games"
Saturday
3rd May
Daily Echo News article "£50,000 of Sport Relief cash given to Hampshire charities"

2013

Friday
22nd November
Daily Echo Article "You Know That Face" about Paul Salmon, ParkLife Café Manager.
Tuesday
27th August
Daily Echo website News article "St.James' Park wins accolade in National Lottery Awards".
Wednesday
24th July
BBC Radio Solent Alex Dyke show: Alun Newman gave a "last day to vote" plug for St.James' Park in the National Lottery Awards.
Friday
12th July
Daily Echo website News article "Park in running for top award".
Thursday
27th June
Southampton News Extra p.11 "Park Friends' Plant Party Fun" - article with photos on the Plant Party in the Park held at St.James' Park on Sunday 23rd June.
Wednesday
26th June
Daily Echo website News article "St.James' Park, Southampton, in running for National Lottery Award".
Wednesday
15th May
BBC Radio Solent Featured item on Julian Clegg show - Arthur House and children asking him questions at the FoSJP History Research Group's Educational Workshop at St.James' Park on Tuesday 14th May.

2012

Monday
9th July
Daily Echo
website
Photographs of The BIG Event on the News Gallery "Weekend in Pictures" for 7th - 9th July.
Saturday
7th July
Showcase Performance Group website Photographs of Showcase Performance Group performances at The BIG Event.
May Shirley Hooter Photographs and article: "St.James' Park - Our Park" in Shirley Junior School's magazine.
Wednesday
29th February
Daily Echo
p.17
"Your Hampshire Heritage" section, article by Keith Hamilton: "£1.5m Transformation of ‘Shirley Rec’" about local resident Don Smith's painting of St.James' Park.
February Oral History Society website Report from the Regions - Hampshire - article: "St.James' Park - Shirley Heritage Project" on the arts based projects undertaken by the Shirley Heritage Project.
At link above, click on Regional Report tab and search for "Shirley".

2011

Tuesday
19th July
Daily Echo
p.15
Photographs and article: "Youngsters enjoy Play in the Park event" about the official re‑opening of St.James' Park on Saturday 16th July.

2010

Wednesday
1st September
BBC Radio Solent Featured item on Jon Cuthill show: interview with Nichola Caveney (FoSJP Chair) and Mike Smith (FoSJP Vice-Chair).
Wednesday
25th August
Daily Echo
p.19
Photograph and article: "Port puts £20,000 in the pot for café" about DP World Southampton's very generous donation to FoSJP towards fitting out the kitchen in the new ParkLife Café.
Friday
9th July
BBC Radio Solent Featured item on Jon Cuthill show: interview with Mike Smith (FoSJP).
Monday
5th July
BBC Radio Solent Featured item on Steve Harris show: interview with Martin Gardner (FoSJP), Cllr Jeremy Moulton (Cabinet Member for Resources and Workforce Planning), Helen Saward (SCC Project Manager), and Park visitors.
interview reproduced with kind permission of BBC Radio Solent
Spring 2010
no.1
Oral History Society
e-Newsletter p.3
Photograph and article: "The People's Park - an Oral History Project in Southampton" by Michaela Lawler-Levene (FoSJP History Coordinator).
5th - 11th February
Issue 193
First News
p.17
Photographs and article in Green News section about Green Nose Day event held at the Park in October 2009.
First News is a weekly national newspaper aimed at children aged 7-14.

2009

December Oral History Society website "Reports from the Regions 2009" - article in South East / Hampshire section about Shirley Heritage Project's oral history project (search for "FoSJP").
Wednesday
21st October
Daily Echo
p.8
Photograph and article: "Green Nose Day at the Park".
article reproduced with kind permission of Daily Echo
Saturday
17th October
Daily Echo
pp.22-23
Photographs and article: "A Park for the People". Peter Law looks back at the long history of the green jewel of Shirley. Double-page spread - left page & right page .
article reproduced with kind permission of Daily Echo
Friday
16th October
BBC News website Video news: "Cash boosts for Southampton park".
Thursday
15th October
BBC Radio Solent Featured items on Jon Cuthill show: interview with Nichola Caveney (FoSJP) and children in the Park and interview with Chris Packham about the positive impact of such grants for wildlife and for the community in general.
interviews reproduced with kind permission of BBC Radio Solent
Thursday
15th October
Daily Echo
p.7
Photographs and article: " City park to get a £1.5m
makeover
".
article reproduced with kind permission of Daily Echo
Thursday
15th October
Southampton City Council website News and Events article: "Southampton park scoops the jackpot".
Thursday
15th October
Big Lottery Fund website News release: "St.James' Park receives over £1 million for major improvements".
Thursday
15th October
Heritage Lottery Fund website Media Centre article: "Everyone's a Winner! £18 million to UK's parks".
Autumn 2009
vol.37 no.2
Oral History Society Journal pp.17-18 Shirley Heritage Project's oral history project and its FoSJP origins featured under "Current British Work" - South East Region - Southampton.

2008

December 2008
Issue 60
City View
p.3
Photograph and article: "Shirley park wins calendar_event prize".
Monday
3rd November
Daily Echo Photograph and article: "Lottery cash boost for park revamp".
March 2008
Issue 52
City View
p.10
FoSJP featured in an article focusing on specific areas in Southampton, entitled "Focus on Shirley".

2007

Summer 2007
Issue
Pukaar Magazine
p.7
Pukaar News Section - Article and 19 colour photographs featuring Park100 celebrations entitled "Centenary at St James' Park".
July 2007
Issue 45
City View
p.17
Shorts Section with photo, featuring forthcoming Park100 celebrations.
Wednesday
20th June
Daily Echo
pp.24-25
Hampshire Heritage Feature by Keith Hamilton for "Love Parks Week 2007". Headline: "Centenary celebration for urban oasis". Features Park100 centenary celebrations, Mrs Crate's personal memories, and 1930 photo of Hick's Dairy float in Shirley Carnival, pictured in the Park.
Week starting
18th June
Saints Radio Advertising Sine Star Project, who played at Park100 event.
Sunday
17th June
BBC1 Politics Show Featured in programme on Parks and Green Spaces for "Love Parks Week 2007".
Tuesday
8th May
Daily Echo
p.11
Photos cutting celebratory cake and parachute games. Article featuring FoSJP First Birthday Party event.
April 2007
Issue 43
City View
p.8
What's On Section. Art in the Park event.
Thursday
1st March
Southampton News Extra p.6 Community News, Shirley. Advertising re‑opening of the FoSJP Kiosk.

2006

Dec 2006/Jan 2007
Issue 40
City View
p.17
Featured in "calendar_event Marks for Parks". "St.James is Favourite Park", voted Southampton's best Community Park.
Thursday
7th December
Southampton News Extra p.10 Photographs and article: "Children get busy rustling up leaves in St.James' Park".
Thursday
2nd November
Southampton News Extra Photograph and article: "The great bulb planting".
Monday
11th September
Daily Echo Photographs and article celebrating the Park being awarded top place in Southampton Open Spaces Award Scheme: "Green Jewel of Shirley".
Thursday
24th August
Echo Video News Article on opening of the FoSJP Kiosk.
Saturday
12th August
Daily Echo "Snack attack on St.James Park". Photograph and article about opening of the FoSJP Kiosk.

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