High Park Project Easter Fun-day done!

Hi all!

Daisy and I would just like to share some pictures from the very successful Easter Family Fun day we held on 16th April 2-4pm! Families enjoyed face painting (provided by Funky Faces), making Easter bonnets and Baskets (provided by mobilecrafts4u), using Brighter Living Partnership’s Smoothie Bike and after all that, running round our Community gardens hunting Easter Eggs! What a fun day!

We look forward to holding more fun events soon!


Joe and Daisy

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High Park – Think Family, Think Community is back!


After a short break, the High Park – Think Family, Think Community project is back!

Community Organiser, Rachel Wheble, has moved on to pastures new and though we’re sad to see her go, we hope to carry on right from the great place she left off.

We are planning some exciting new events over the coming weeks and so please keep an eye on the website, Twitter and Facebook for further details.

In the meantime, we are hoping to speak to as many High Park residents as possible about your visions for the project, and for High Park more broadly and will be running another  community consultation in the coming weeks — both online and out and about in the community —  so please keep any eye out for that too!

As always, if you have any ideas about positive changes you’d like to see happen in High Park, or you just fancy meeting me, Jennie (the new project organiser), please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!


Dementia Friendly High Park

You are invited to come & join us

Become a Dementia Friend

Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things that you can do that make a difference – please join us!

Southport Community Centre, Norwood Road, PR8 6HQ

Tuesday 1st November 6.00pm – 7.30pm 

Come and join us from 5.30pm for snacks and drinks

Our Dementia Friends Information Session will be run by Justine (SPAC) and Val (Alzheimers)  The information session will last around one hour. We will learn more about dementia and how we can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Open to all local businesses & local residents in High Park

Please get in touch to book your place

Email: rachel.wheble@brighterliving.org.uk or Call/text: 077382 40945


Dementia Friendly High Park


We need your help with our survey

We need your help….
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey & help us plan what the High Park Project should do next – we need your ideas & views

High Park Community Survey 2016

As a special thank you – all completed surveys will go in to a draw for a chance to win a family pass to Splashworld or a £20.00 voucher for Barton’s Butchers)


*Do you think we have made a difference?
*Have you enjoyed our events & activities?
*What else would you like to see happen?
*Could we have done anything differently?
*Have we been friendly, helpful, supportive?
Thank you for all your support – it’s in your hands

Its in your hands! What do we do next?




Please support our Community Newsletter

October 2016 Community Newsletter

Hi all, Just a quick note – if any local businesses or organisations would like to advertise in the next issue of the High Park Community Newsletter (2000 copies produced and distributed locally) please get in touch!

The newsletter is a quality, printed, full colour, 16 page, A5 booklet and it costs just £25.00 for a half page advert

Email Rachel for more details: rachel.wheble@brighterliving.org.uk

Please note: Adverts deadline : 12pm Thursday 22nd September 2016

Huge thanks to all the local business who have supported the October/November 2016 High Park Community Newsletter

  • Chris Tinsley Estate Agents
  • Fancy Faces Face Painting Southport
  • Sandgrounder Radio
  • Southport Old Links Golf Club
  • The Print Quarter

You are amazing! THANK YOU!


Summer 2016

sunshineWell it’s finally arrived! The school summer holidays are here and we have lots going on….

  • Due to the success of last summers Scavenger Hunt, the children have asked me to do it again this year.

There are 8 items to collect & stick on to the sheet and – new for this year – I am really excited to have a ‘Secret Word Hunt’ for the children to find letters in the shop windows around Bispham Road; rearrange the letters to make the secret words

Did you find all the letters?

and complete the sheet – here’s one to get you started….

Hunts Box in Bispham Road Post Office


Huge thanks to all the shops for ‘hosting a letter’ – the support has been fantastic!

Spare copies of the hunt are available in K&M Corner Shop

All completed Scavenger Hunt sheets can be posted in the special ‘hunt box’ located in Bispham Road Post Office
Closing date: 5pm Tuesday 23rd August 

Huge thanks to David for all his support

Please don’t forget to include the child’s name, age, address & postcode because I need to know where to post the prize 🙂
(There are prizes for all completed hunts)


Happy Hunting!


All hunts have been collected and prizes posted – well done everyone!



The blue Parenting 2000 bus is back on the park in August with football from Active Soccer, tennis from Summer 2016North Meols Tennis Club, golf from Southport OldLinks, music from Rag Tag Misfits and lots of arts & crafts

We loved the tennis!





Lots of fun with Persil #DirtIsGood Packs





Themed arts & crafts at Southport Community Centre – fancy dress optional (and fun!) – COME & JOIN US!

20160823_152800Tuesday 23rd August 2pm – 4pm Under The Sea with lots of arts & crafts, face painting, balloon models, music and funhptftc-face-painting

Tuesday 30th August 2pm – 4pm Pirates and Fairies with lots of arts & crafts, face painting, balloon models, music and fun


  • FREE classes for age 12 – 17 years – St John’s Ambulance Essential First Aid and Food Hygiene Level 2  – All classes are now fully BOOKED – huge thanks for your support


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Please get in touch: rachel.wheble@brighterliving.org.uk

Tel: 01704 517812,  call or text 077382 40945

Friends of Meols Cop Station

On Tuesday 28th June we spent an early morning at Meols Cop Railway Station with the Friends of Meols Cop Station and North Meols Library Association.

Left to Right: Julie, The Library In The Gardens; Rachel, The High Park Project; Susan, Friends of Meols Cop Station


Speaking with rail users re the campaign to retain direct services between Southport and Manchester Piccadilly. The High Park project and North Meols Library Association gave out refreshments and books to all rail users and the latest community newsletter from the High Park project.


Northern Rail







Meols Cop Railway Station, now has CCTV and arrivals notice boards

Colour Your Own Mug Competition

TMug competitionhe High Park Project are really pleased to be working with local business PRINTnGIFTuk

A fun competition to design your very own mug and have it printed for free – perfect Father’s Day present (if you think he doesn’t need any more socks!) or any other special occasion coming up soon

Closing date Friday 10th June 2016

So dig out those bright felt tips and get creative!

Entry forms can be downloaded here from PRINTnGIFTuk website