Who are we?

Friends of St James’ Park (FOSJP) was formed by a group of local residents in January 2006 to help improve the Park for the diverse community surrounding it. We became a charity in 2018.

Friends of St. James’ Park organise events in the park and run support groups in the Community Room. They run and help facilitate sports and craft activities for families and the local community. We also offer voluntary and work placements as well as local employment. We are proud to have up to 50 volunteers in our charity. We also work alongside Southampton City Council to help maintain the Park’s grounds.

Mission Statement

FoSJP’s mission statement is to celebrate and enhance the life of St. James’ Park and its community through social, environmental, and economic development. FOSJP does this by working alongside Southampton City Council to look after the Park, run support groups for disadvantaged/vulnerable people, hold events and activities and encourage volunteering.