Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team contact details

The Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT), based at Kilburn Police Station on Salusbury Road, can be contacted when on duty, on their mobile phone number 07748 258003 or via email:

Dedicated Ward Officer: PC Jess TREGEAR          Email: p244357@met.police.uk

Dedicated Ward Officer: PC Chris LEWIS              Email: p242664@met.police.uk

Police Community Support Officer: PCSO Ali DOGAN

Sergeant: PS Mitesh Khatri

Main no. for non emergency calls is 101.

Twitter: www.twitter.com/MPSQueensPark 

Online: https://www.met.police.uk/your-area/brent/queens-park/

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Queen’s Park Book Festival tickets go on sale on Saturday 12th May

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Groups report back on donations from QPARA

Mike Cantor reported back to the April monthly meeting on how the donations made by QPARA in 2017 had been spent. In March 2017 we agreed donations of £1,000 to each of the following groups with a connection to the Queen’s Park area:

Brent Action for Refugees to fund tea/social evenings for Syrian refugees in Brent

Brent Centre for Young People to give Adolescent Exploratory Therapy to two young people who live in the Queen’s Park area

Laurence’s Larder to provide food, clothing, washing and drying facilities to refugee asylum seekers in Brent

Our Global School to cover the cost of transporting volunteer school students from Salusbury School and Queen’s Park Community School to a township school in Kayamandi, South Africa

The Promise Foundation to help fund a monthly Skills Club, based in the Queen’s Park Community School to help tackle educational disadvantage in Brent

Salusbury World to help with the funding of a Winter Party for refugee children and to help fund excursions for refugee women and children

Shakespeare in the Squares to help with the costs of a production of Romeo and Juliet in Queen’s Park on 24th June.

Each group provided Mike with a report on how they had used the donations. These can been viewed by clicking here and here.

 

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Queen’s Park station ticket office closure

You may have seen our previous post about the ticket office at Queen’s Park station where we reported, following the installation of new ticket machines, that TFL would monitor the use of the ticket office and then decide on its future. It perhaps comes as no surprise that the office was closed last month.   

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QPARA newsletter correction: PC Christopher Lewis email address

In the April edition of Queen’s Park News we printed an incorrect email address for PC Chris Lewis one of the Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood Team. This has resulted in a colleague with the same name receiving emails meant for PC Lewis. Please send all enquiries for PC Lewis to:

Christopher.Lewis@met.police.uk  or P242664@met.police.uk .

Thank you 

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Full programme for Queen’s Park Book Festival now available

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More trees for Queen’s Park streets this Autumn

Street trees are an important local amenity, providing clean air, shade, a home for wildlife. Well-maintained trees make our streets attractive, helping to enhance community pride and to reduce anti-social behaviour, but they don’t last for ever and there are currently some streets in the Queen’s Park area with large gaps where trees have been removed. QPARA members have voted to donate £4,000 to Brent Council to replace many of them, close to their original locations. We have also been granted £4,000 for the project from the neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This will enable us to fund a total of 32 street trees around our conservation area and Brent Council’s contractors will start planting them in October.

In addition to the QPARA donation and CIL money, some residents are clubbing together to pay for trees on their streets. Each tree has a one-off cost of £250; if you would like to discuss having a tree planted in your road at the same time as the QPARA street trees project is being delivered, please email hussain@khan.cc, the QPARA street tree lead.

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QPARA Newsletter distributed

 

All households in the QPARA area should have received a copy of the April Newsletter through their letterbox.

If you haven’t received one, you can view or download it from our Newsletter Archive.

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Diary date: The annual QPARA bird-walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday 2nd June

Please join us for a stroll through Queen’s Park and Paddington Cemetery. Meet at the park café at 9.30am. 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. Last year a record 18 walkers spotted or heard 22 species. Bring binoculars if you have them, but if not, just bring yourself!

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

Male Great Spotted Woodpecker

PS We have had over 100 redwings in the Park at any one time during the last three months but they have now returned to the Continent.

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Next Clean Air for Brent meeting is on Wed 18th April, 7-9pm, Harlesden Methodist Church

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