In March 2016, as part of the nationwide Clean for the Queen campaign, FoSJP organised, with help from Southampton City Council, a litter pick in and around St.James’ Park and the neighbouring Shirley Estate. A team of 7 picked litter along Stratton Road for an hour and collected 11 bags of rubbish plus old plastic toys and a mattress.
Thank you to those that helped, for making a difference.
Some of the pickings
(Photos courtesy of Marina Murphy, far left, and Alison Ayres, left to right)
In August 2011, following completion of the Restoration & Improvement project, FoSJP set up a Gardening Team to encourage volunteers to get involved in helping Southampton City Council to maintain and further improve the planting in St.James’ Park, including restoration of the Local Floral Nature Reserve.
In October 2009, FoSJP supported a team of local schoolchildren who organised a Green Nose Day event at St.James’ Park to raise awareness of environmental issues, in particular amongst the younger generations.
In May and October 2008, FoSJP organised two wildflower planting events in order to create a Local Floral Nature Reserve on the north bank below Winchester Road. As part of that initiative, we added a Wildflower Guide page to our website where you can find out about the types of flowers that were planted. Unfortunately many of these plants were dug out during the landscaping works carried out during the Restoration & Improvement project in 2010‑2011, but the FoSJP Gardening Team has been working to restore them.