QPARA’s response to Brent Council’s Transport Plan (LIP3)

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Collectors needed for the Queen’s Park Carollers who will be singing in the streets around the park on 13th and 18th Dec

Listen out for the Queen’s Park carol singers on the streets to the East of the park on Thursday 13th December and to the West on Thursday 18th December.

QPARA members and their offspring are invited to knock on doors, so that residents can enjoy hearing the carols and at the same time collect money for our two local food banks and soup kitchens – Laurence’s Larder, Christchurch Avenue NW6 and SUFRA, Stonebridge NW10. No donation is too small.

Volunteer collectors should meet at Summerfield/Kingswood junction at 7.30pm on Thursday 13th December or outside 7 Kempe Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th December.

Please let Liz Till know if you can spare an hour or two lizmtill@btinternet.com

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Who would be a doctor? The future of Primary Care in Brent. Thursday 15th November at 7.00pm

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Packed AGM starts with moving account from Steve Crabb whose 31lives.com project describes the lives of Queen’s Park residents who died in WW1 active service

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St Anne’s Brondesbury: Commemorating the end of “The War to End All Wars”!

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Hear QPARA member Steve Crabb talk about the 31 WW1 servicemen from Queen’s Park commemorated in St Anne’s Church at the QPARA AGM on Thursday 8th November

St Anne’s Church, on Salusbury Road, is home to a plaque which commemorates 31 servicemen from the parishes of St Anne’s, Brondesbury, and Holy Trinity, Kilburn, who died in World War One.

To mark the centenary of the ending of the Great War, or the War To End All Wars, as it was also known at the time, a group of local people decided to find out where they came from, how they lived, and where they died. Their stories are told in a blog – 31 Lives – written by QPARA member, Steve Crabb. Steve tells their stories in the wider context how Queen’s Park developed in the years before World War One, what it was like in 1914, and how the war affected local people – including those who chose not to join the war effort.

You can hear Steve talk about the servicemen of Queen’s Park at the QPARA AGM on Thursday 8th October at St Anne’s Church. All are welcome. 

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QPARA AGM, 8pm, Thurs 8th Nov, St Anne’s Church, Salusbury Road – all are welcome!

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 8thNovember 2018

St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, 150 Salusbury Road

Please join us for food and drink from 7.30pm

Meeting starts at 8.00pm

Agenda

  1. Welcome
  2. Special Item: The Serviceman of Queen’s Park in the First World War – Steve Crabb
  3. Minutes and matters arising from 2017 AGM
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report and QPARA’s accounts for 2017/18
  6. Membership Secretary’s Report
  7. Website Manager’s Report
  8. Elections
    • Officers
    • Action committee and liaison members
    • Zone representatives
  9. Urgent business (business normally dealt with at monthly meetings will not be covered at the AGM, unless it is urgent and cannot wait until the December monthly meeting)
  10. Meeting closes
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Queen’s Park News will be coming through your letterbox soon

The latest edition of Queen’s Park News, the newsletter of the Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association, has gone to press and will be distributed to all households and businesses in the QPARA area over the next couple of weeks. It is full of informative articles on many topics of local interest. 

If you can’t wait for yours to arrive or you live outside the area, you can read it here. The Newsletter section of the website has editions going back to September 2009. 

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Help Salusbury World support children from migrant and refugee families by volunteering as an educational mentor

Salusbury World run a mentoring club at Queen’s Park Community School and at Capital City Academy supporting children from migrant and refugee families in education.

That support is mostly delivered by local volunteers. They help with homework, with English language skills and with general confidence building. The aim is to enable them to play a full role in the academic and extra-curricular life of their school. Sessions take place at the two schools from Mondays to Thursdays at 3pm or 3.30pm, depending on which one is convenient for you. They last approximately an hour.

Salusbury World also recruit volunteers for after school club help at the primary school where we are based – Salusbury Primary School on Salusbury Road.

This is the time of year when they need to recruit new volunteers in as great a number as possible. The link below offers descriptions of all the roles and an application form. You get full training and supervision and they are obviously happy to answer any questions potential volunteers may have about how the mentoring programme works. There’s no need for specialist skills – no teaching experience, no lesson preparation is expected. Just a willingness to help and the time to do so.

If you are interested in volunteering or require further information,  use this link to the Salusbury World website or contact volunteering@salusburyworld.org.uk

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Diary date: Queen’s Park Singers and Junior Singers perform Mozart Requiem at St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Rd, Sun 18th Nov, 6.30pm

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