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Couch to 5k - Wednesday Evenings

Added: 13th July; bumped: 16th July

Couch to 5k Active Nation! has organised another FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running, in St.James' Park on Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm, which started Wednesday 12th July and "runs" through to mid‑September. These courses are run by a qualified coach and designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running.

All sessions are FREE but booking is essential.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!

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!

International Family Day - Sunday 16th July

Added: 14th May; updated: 16th July

FoSJP organised an International Family Day at St.James' Park, with the aim of getting as many people and nationalities involved as possible - whatever their socio-economic status, culture, ability, age, nationality, belief system, or which side of the park they live on!

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!

Autumn 2017 Public History Talks

Added: 24th June

The Shirley Local History Group is pleased to announce the line-up for its Autumn 2017 series of FREE public history talks, starting Sunday 1st October.

Visit our History News page to find out more!

The Hub - Second Thursday of the Month

Added: 3rd June; updated: 10th June

The Hub community group met again on Thursday 8th June at the ParkLife Café in St.James' Park, offering people with a learning disability the chance to seek some advice, gather information, and to access 1‑1 advocacy support if needed. The next meeting is on Thursday 13th July.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!

FREE Legal Advice Clinics - First Friday of the Month

Added: 27th May; updated: 3rd June

Jennifer Pillinger, an experienced solicitor, held another FREE Legal Advice Clinic at St.James' Park on Friday 2nd June. The next clinic will be on Friday 7th July.

Visit our Community Learning page to find out more!

"Ditch the Stabilisers"

Added: 30th April; updated: 3rd June

Our friends at My Journey ran two more FREE cycling courses at St.James' Park for young children on Friday 2nd June.

FoSJP Annual General Meeting - Tuesday 23rd May

Added: 30th April; updated: 25th May

FoSJP held their AGM in the ParkLife Community Room at St.James' Park on Tuesday 23rd May.

The Hub - Second Thursday of the Month

Added: 6th May; updated: 13th May

A new community group, The Hub, was launched on Thursday 13th April and will meet once a month at the ParkLife Café in St.James' Park, offering people with a learning disability the chance to seek some advice, gather information, and to access 1‑1 advocacy support if needed. It met again on Thursday 11th May; the next meeting is on Thursday 8th June.

Visit our Community Groups page to find out more!

Shirley Local History Group - New Year & Spring Events

Added: 11th December; updated: 6th May

The History Group held an open meeting at the ParkLife Café on Friday 13th January, and organised group visits to local places of historical interest on Wednesday 1st March and Sunday 9th April.

Visit our new History Events, Spring 2017 report to find out more!

FREE Legal Advice Clinics - First Friday of the Month

Added: 30th April; updated: 6th May

Jennifer Pillinger, an experienced solicitor, held another FREE Legal Advice Clinic at St.James' Park on Friday 5th May. The next clinic is scheduled for Friday 2nd June.

Visit our Community Learning page to find out more!

FREE Zumba Sessions - Every Friday

Added: 22nd March; updated: 30th April

After the success of the six taster sessions of Zumba which ParkLives organised at St.James' Park on Fridays 7th, 14th, and 21st April, we're pleased to announce that there will now be weekly sessions, every Friday until Friday 21st July.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!

FREE Boxercise Sessions - every Thursday

Added: 1st April; updated: 30th April

FREE weekly Boxercise sessions started at St.James' Park on Thursday 27th April, and now run every Thursday, 10.30am - 11.30am, until further notice.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!

Tai Chi Taster Session

Added: 19th March; updated: 30th April

To help celebrate World Tai Chi Day, everyone was invited to a Tai Chi FREE taster session at St.James' Park on Saturday 29th April.

Couch to 5k - Wednesday Evenings

Added: 18th March; bumped: 23rd April

Couch to 5k Active Nation! has organised another FREE 10‑week beginner's course in running, in St.James' Park on Wednesdays, 7.30pm - 8.30pm, which started Wednesday 5th April and "runs" through to Wednesday 7th June. These courses are run by a qualified coach and designed to get just about anyone off the couch and running.

All sessions are FREE but booking is essential.

Visit our Events & Activities page to find out more!

Easter EGGStravORGANza and Easter Egg Trail

Added: 22nd March; updated: 23rd April

Easter EGGStravORGANza Once again, for the fourth year running, FoSJP organ‑ised a special Easter Monday EGGStravORGANza event at St.James' Park, with fairground organs, steam traction engine rides, a children's roundabout, swingboats, a bouncy castle, and more, and an Easter Egg Trail which ran over the whole Easter Weekend.

Visit our Easter Event report to see photos from the event!

"Ditch the Stabilisers"

Added: 29th March; updated: 23rd April

Our friends at My Journey ran another FREE cycling course at St.James' Park for young children on Friday 21st April.

Recent Website Updates

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
24 Jun Updated History News page
17 Jun Updated Home and Gardening Team pages
10 Jun Updated Home and Events & Activities pages
3 Jun Updated FoSJP page
1 Jun Updated Calendar page
27 May Updated Gardening Team page
25 May Updated FoSJP page
20 May Updated Newsletter archive and Gardening Team page
13 May Updated Gardening Team and Community Work Opportunities pages
8 May Updated Community Work Opportunities page
6 May Added History Events, Spring 2017 report; updated Community Groups page
1 May Updated Calendar page
30 Apr Updated FoSJP, Events & Activities, and Gardening Team pages
23 Apr Added Easter Event report

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

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