Look out for Woodpeckers and Swifts on the QPARA Bird-walk on 23rd May

Everyone is welcome to join the annual QPARA Bird-walk covering Queen’s Park and Paddington Cemetery. We are planning to start at the park cafe at 9.30am on Saturday, 23rd May. The walk will take about 90 minutes, but people can join or leave at any time.

We will be looking out especially for Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Swifts. Please bring binoculars if you have them. We will also need a volunteer to make a note of the birds spotted.

 

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

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Fritillaria in the Quiet Garden, Queen’s Park

Many thanks to Robin Sharp for these photographs.

Fritillaria in the Quiet Garden, Queen's Park

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Bulldozers move in at Tiverton Green! (@tivertongreen)

It is great to see that work has begun to turn the Tiverton Green tennis courts back into a space for exercise and recreation after 27 years of disuse. See tivertongreen.org for the latest on the Tiverton Green open space project. Well done to all involved in making it happen.
Tiverton Green

 

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The garden at Kilburn Library before, during and after. Great work @KilburnLibGdn!

March 2008

March 2008

Making a start clearing the ground in March 2008

Making a start clearing the ground in March 2008

Transformed after much hard work - April 2015

Transformed after much hard work – April 2015

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Thursday nights are hustings nights in Queen’s Park!

If you missed the QPARA hustings on Thursday 9th April or if you want to continue the conversation, there are two further opportunities coming up to meet the candidates for the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency. They are: next Thursday, 16th at QPCS and Thursday, 23rd at Salusbury School. Here are the details.

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Successful QPARA hustings

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Just back from a packed hustings.

Thanks to the candidates for answering some great questions on issues with a local flavour. And thanks also to Jamie Newall for chairing the session so well.image

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QPARA Hustings – tomorrow, Thursday 9th April

As the Hustings are restricted to 1 hour, we have slightly changed the timings. Here is the plan for the evening provided to the Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for the Hampstead and Kilburn Constituency:

Husting venue - St Anne's and St Andrew's church, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG

Husting venue – St Anne’s and St Andrew’s church, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG

7.30 pm Meeting Opens – Informal chance to meet local residents. Refreshments available
8.00 pm QPARA business for 30 minutes
8.30 pm Time for Candidates to introduce themselves – why you wish to represent H&K; what difference you would make – max 3 minutes each
8.50 pm 1 hour of Hustings
9.50 pm Hustings close

Please remember that space is limited and so we cannot guarantee admittance.

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General Election Hustings: Thursday, 9th April

With the campaign formally underway, we are pleased to invite you to meet the candidates for the Hampstead and Kilburn Parliamentary Constituency at a hustings meeting at 8.00pm on Thursday, 9th April at St Anne’s and St Andrew’s church, 125 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG.

The normal business of the QPARA monthly meeting will be concluded in the first half hour, after which the candidates will be invited to make short statements and then answer questions about issues of interest to people in the local area.

The hustings will last about an hour. Space will be limited, so please arrive in good time, to be sure of entry.

Husting venue - St Anne's and St Andrew's church, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG

Husting venue – St Anne’s and St Andrew’s church, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG

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Stall applications for Queen’s Park Day are now open #QPD15

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The team is already up and running and preparations are well under way for Queen’s Park Day 2015. The date is Sunday 13th September.

To apply for a stall, please read the general stall regulations and information. Then download and complete the application form and return it by email. The closing date for applications is 17th  May.

Community Stall form

Trade Stall form

General Regulations

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We’d love stall holders to tweet your photos and thoughts about Queen’s Park Day using the hashtag #QPD15

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March draft minutes

The minutes of QPARA meetings are posted on the Monthly Meetings page, where you can also find the next month’s agenda and future meeting dates. March’s draft minutes and April’s agenda are now available. Please note that minutes remain draft until approved at a Monthly Meeting.

Agendas for Monthly Meetings will be published on the home page.

Draft minutes are sent individually to members. Anyone wishing to receive minutes of our meetings is invited to join the Association.

 

 

 

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