Befriend a station

Three Rivers Rail are a wonderful organisation enabling community use of the rooms and spaces around train stations

Here in Southampton we have some active groups;

Friends of Bitterne Park

Swaythling free shop

Three rivers rail can help you get started if you'd like to give your local station some love!

Host a community fridge or pantry

We at NPC believe in removing barriers for people to access healthy, locally grown food

What better way than to share excess fresh produce such food that is grown in gardens or community plots with those in need

Could you host a fridge in an accessible place where people can donate and collect fresh produce? Contact us for more details...

Did you know there's a community fridge at the fabulous Monty's commununity hub in Sholing?

Host a street play day

Streets are not just for cars! They can be safe places to play and meet your neighbours too - for games, art, sharing food, perhaps seeds, plants or crops

Here's how to close your street

You could get neighbours together using local facebook groups or connect via

(image courtesy of Transition Southampton)

Pollinate peartree

Join our friends in Peartree supporting wildlife in the area

Join a Men's shed


We have partnered with the UK Men's Shed Association men's shed in Sholing - this will reduce social isolation and facilitate teaching and learning wood and metalwork skills. Get in touch via our 'contact us' tab for more details. The shed are keen to support National Park city projects like planters, bird boxes etc

Start growing food in Bitterne Park

A fantastic transition Southampton project growing and sharing food in the community 

Make the front gardens of St Denys greener


Making the front gardens and public spaces of St Denys greener and more attractive in order to improve air quality, the physical environment & enhance the sense of community.

Become a schools champion

We are looking for schools to become champions for the National Park city project - like the tough mudders at Wordsworth primary school!

From outdoor learning to food growing here is some inspiration from the wildlife trust. Tell us what you are doing, send photos, and inspire others!