FoSJP's Achievements


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Won the Southampton Green Open Spaces Award 2006 (September 2006). Won the Outstanding Park Event 2007 award for Park100 (October 2007). Received a Certificate of Congratulation from the Mayor of Southampton, in recognition of achieving the Heritage Lottery Fund grant (November 2009). Website shortlisted in two categories for 7th Hantsweb Awards (January 2010). Took second place at Southampton City Council’s Green Spaces event (November 2010). […]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Won a grant from BBC Breathing Places to put towards encouraging native flora and fauna in the Park (2007). Submitted a pre-application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), and used the HLF-provided funds provided to employ Parklife to put together a bid for full HLF funding (May 2008). Won backing from the Parks for People scheme backed by the Heritage Lottery Fund, with […]


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Hosted historically-themed walks, talks, and historical dramatic performances in and around the Park. Organised a History Exhibition in Shirley Parish Hall (May 2009). Started the Shirley Heritage Project, with HLF funding, to record oral histories of people’s memories of the local area. St.James’ Park history featured in double-page article in the Daily Echo (17th October 2009 – see our Press page). Extended the […]

Community Involvement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Organised a series of public events in the Park: A “Reminiscence Day” event to encourage people to share their memories of the Park and its surroundings (May 2006). Wildflower and bulb planting events to improve flora within the Park (October 2006, May & October 2008, November 2012). A clean-up morning to prepare the Park for winter (November 2006). An “Art in the […]

Friends of St.James’ Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Launched Friends of St.James’ Park as a voluntary organisation in 2006, with a written constitution  and an elected management committee. Established a membership base of over 450 people – the largest group of its type in Southampton. Established a regular Newsletter to all members to keep them in touch with Park news and events. Launched the FoSJP website (October 2006). […]

Interaction with Other Organisations

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Established a good working relationship with Southampton City Council. Become a member of Southampton Voluntary Services. Together with SureStart, supported Jamie’s Playtime summer activities for pre‑school children in the Park. Set up a FoSJP History Stall at the Bitterne Local History Society‘s History Fair (March 2009). Organised teaching events in St.James’ Park for children from local schools. Supported a student […]

Improvements to St.James’ Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Carried out a structural survey of the toilet block. Installed secure access and basic amenities in the ARP block, and cleaned and decorated parts of it. Opened and operated the FoSJP Kiosk for business (August 2006 to September 2010). Extended opening times for the public toilet. Organised Litter Picking mornings to keep the Park clean and […]

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