Please support – June 2016 Newsletter

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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 16 page A5 booklet and its just £20.00 for a half page advert

Email Rachel for more details:

Please note: Adverts deadline : 12pm Monday 16th May 2016

Children’s Easter Party

Childrens Easter PartyHuge thank you to everyone who joined us at Southport Community Centre for our Children’s Easter party Thursday 31st March 3.30pm – 5.00pm

The High Park project had lots of fun working with the pupils from the school council at Meols Cop High School. the school council planned all the activities, manned the stalls and helped the younger children have lots of fun – HUGE well done!

Fabulous feedback from mums & children who loved the party:

‘Thank you for a brilliant party….so much to do and two very happy girls who both won something. Well done Meols Cop High School Council’

‘The Meols Cop School council did a fantastic job. They were really helpful and were very caring to the younger kids. Meols Cop should be very proud’

Chosen charities were picked by the pupils at Meols Cop High School – A fabulous £40.75 was raised for Macmillan and Make A Wish Foundation





Date for Your Diary!

High Park residents we have an Children’s Easter Party at Southport Community Centre
Thursday 31st March 3.30pm – 5.00pm

The High Park project are excited to be working with the young people from the school council at Meols Cop High School to put on an Easter party for local children –
Lots of fun – including
*Design an Easter egg
*Arts and crafts
*Face painting
*Guess the name of the bunny

Just £1.00 per child – pay on the door with all proceeds going to Macmillan and Make A Wish Foundation

Come & Join Us!!

(All children must be accompanied by an adult over 18 years)

Anyone For Tennis?

We are really excited to start working with Southbank Tennis Club on Roe Lane in Southport.IMG_2043
We have lots of plans for the summer school holidays & they involve (amoungst other things)….tennis!

Southbank Tennis Club have an open day Saturday 19th March 2pm – 4pm – all equipment will be provided and all you need to do is bring trainers!
Perfect opportunity to bring the kids to try tennis for FREE and you can stay, chat & watch your children play

Bring the kids & have a go!
For more information contact Jenny – details on the poster belowOpen Day Flyer 2016.jpg

Afternoon Tea with local Southport Author

20160303_141032_resizedHuge thank you to everyone who came to our afternoon tea with local author Carys Bray on Thursday 3rd March20160303_143552_resized

We raised an amazing £142.45 for Claire House Children’s Hospice – well done everyone!20160303_134226_resized

Huge thanks to everyone who came to our afternoon tea, all our volunteers for their help and our brilliant bakers for their delicious cakes!


Come & Join Us for Afternoon Tea with local Southport Author Carys Bray on Thursday 3rd March 1.00pm – 3.00 pm at Southport Community Centre.

We have a raffle and lots of homemade cake, tea & coffee – with all proceeds to Claire House Children’s Hospice

Afternoon Tea With Southport Author Carys Bray



Poster Competition

Children’s Poster Competition for ‘Bag it & Bin It’

All visitors to our dogs microchipping event February 2nd voted for their favourites and the winners have now been announced!


No 8No 14No 20No 25No 26

The 5 winning posters will be made into banners for display around the High Park area

To celebrate our dogs microchipping and dogs cafe event Tuesday 2nd February 11am – 3pm we have a poster competition for children of all ages!

Please hand your posters in to Southport Community Centre by Monday 1st February for a chance to win fantastic prizes!

All posters will be displayed at the dog microchipping & dog cafe at Southport Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd February 11am – 3pm –  please click here for more information on the event

Dog Poo Competition


World Book Week Events & Activities

Peter Lynas reading from ‘Madeleine Goes To The Moon’

Update: March 2016:

What a brilliant 3 days! We loved working with The library In The Gardens to bring local children’s author Peter Lynas to read and chat with the children at Bishop David Sheppard Primary School, Linaker children’s Centre, Canning Road & Home-Start Canning Road.


The children and adults enjoying a story


We brought Quick Reads books for the parents and fun & reading for the children, so the whole family can enjoy books. Thank you to all the children & parents who joined us!

Carys Bray reading from ‘Sweet Home’


Big thank you to everyone who joined us and local adult author Carys Bray for afternoon tea to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice – a  great afternoon which raised £142.45!

World Book Day is Thursday 3rd March, but we want to spread some ‘book love’ for longer thWorld book Day logoan a day so we are hosting our own World Book Week here at the High Park project20160223_171252_resized

Working with the North Meols Library Association – ‘The Library in The Gardens’ – we have fabulous local authors, lots of books, events and activities planned for all ages …

The books have arrived so if you….already love books or if you want to start reading again or just find out a bit more about local authors, what it’s like to write a book & how to get started writing – come & join us!

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Afternoon Tea With Southport Author Carys Bray

Come and join us Thursday 3rd March 1.00pm – 3.00pm at Southport Community Centre for an afternoon tea with local Southport author Carys Bray

All proceeds go to Claire House Children’s Hospice.

There’s a raffles, homemade cakes, tea and coffee – a great idea for an early Mothers Day outing!

Come & Join Us to hear Carys read from her book ‘Sweet Home’, have a chat and find out more about one of our celebrated local authors.

FREE Essential First Aid Course

Ian from Southport Foodbank

UPDATE: March 2015: Brilliant January morning spent with St John’s Ambulance

Emma & Kath with their certificates

learning Essential First Aid – High Park residents, Foodbank volunteers and Home-Start volunteers all completed the course and received their certificates and first aid kits! Well done!


Interested in Essential First Aid? – more dates coming soon…..



SJA PosterWe have a FREE essential first aid course Thursday 21st January 2016 10am – 12pm at Southport Community Centre.

Run and delivered by St John’s Ambulance its a must for anyone wanting to learn something new or add to their C.V.

Make it one of your New Years resolutions for 2016

Booking is essential – get in touch now to book your place!

Email: or Telephone: 01704 517 812

16 JAN 2016: THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL – thank you


The Dogs Trust FREE Microchipping

dogs trustThe High Park project are pleased to announce The Dogs Trust are coming to Southport Community Centre

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 from 11am – 3pm to provide a FREE on the spot microchipping service. Please note all handlers must be 18 years or over, all dogs must be on a collar & lead and proof of address will be required.

The law is changing and from 6th April 2016 all dogs have to be microchipped. The Dogs Trust can also chat with dog owners about neutering and may be able to provide support with the cost (depending on eligibility)

Also available on the day are the local park rangers to answer any questions, dog treats and doggy bags, and a fun dogs café. The microchipping will be indoors and the dogs café will be in a marquee on the front car park of Southport Community Centre.

Please ensure all dogs are on a collar & lead at all times, and due to limited parking facilities we advise that you walk with your dog to the event. There will be lots of lovely doggy goodies, nibbles, information and advice.

Don’t miss out – put 2nd February 2016 in your diary!

More information here on the chip my dog web page or give Rachel at the High Park project a call 01704 517 812 Dog Poo Competition

We have a poster competition for children of all ages – create your poster and drop it in to Southport Community Centre by Monday 1st February to win some fantastic prizes!

For more information on upcoming events and activities and how you can get involved have a look at our latest newsletter December 2015

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HUGE thanks to everyone who came to our Dogs Trust microchipping event at Southport Community Centre on Tuesday 2nd February! Wow – what an amazing attendance – over 100 dogs were microchipped for free by the Dogs Trust

Thank you to all the dogs and you, their owners, for your support on such a cold, windy February day.

Thank you to everyone who attended and voted for your favourite ‘Bag it and Bin it’ posters designed by local children – the winners are here and are being made into banners to be displayed locally

Thank you to our local PCSO Eve, the local dog warden Chris, park ranger James, Mike from the Dogs Trust, Mad Dog training, Lesley from Tesco, Ali, Emma, Alison and everyone else who came to help out – we honestly couldn’t do any of this without all your help and support!

A big thank you to The Print Quarter for our fabulous event banners and a huge thank you to everyone who liked, shared & promoted the event for us – you really did a brilliant job of getting the word out there!

Thank you all very much!
See you all soon

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