Queen’s Park Day 2015 gallery (#QPD15)

There was a vote of thanks at October’s monthly meeting to the Queen’s Park Day organising team for all of their hard work delivering another hugely popular event, attended this year by over 13,000 people. Queen’s Park Day provided a fantastic opportunity for the local community to get together and for voluntary organisations to get their message over. Many of the stall-holders sent lovely messages of support and thanks after the event. Queen’s Park Day could not take place without the dedication of the park staff – huge thanks to them too. Next year’s QPD will be on 18th September.

See our Gallery for a selection of photos from QPD 2015. Thanks to everyone for tweeting photos and comments using the hashtag #qpd15.

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Please join us for QPARA’s AGM on Thu 12 Oct. Refreshments from 7.30pm, meeting starts 8.00pm.

Come along to St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, Salusbury Road. Take part in our review of the year  and get involved in our plans for 2016.


1. Apologies

2. Minutes and Matters arising from 2014 AGM (a few copies of the minutes will be available)

3. Chair’s report

4. Treasurer’s report and accounts

5. Membership Secretary’s report

6. Elections – Officers/Liaison Members/Zone Reps/Action Committees

7. Urgent matters arising from October monthly meeting

8. Any other business

Full members, associate members and guests are welcome to come to and take part in the meeting. Only full members can vote or be elected as officers (see constitution).

Our Membership Secretary will be available to sign-up new members and collect subscriptions. We will also be selling QPARA’s exclusive bags and mugs (£5 each).
Queen's Park bags and mugs

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Join the Act of Remembrance at Paddington Old Cemetery at 10.45am on 11th November


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Brent and Kilburn Times publicises cleaner buses petition: last chance to sign



A timely reminder that the petition closes on 4th November, so there is only one week left to sign.

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Queen’s Park newsletter out now!


Produced twice a year by our editor and team and delivered free of charge to all households and places of business in the area (in all over 2000), the newsletter is full of local news, views and dates for your diary.

The November 2015 edition is packed with interesting information and articles about the area.  See the Newsletter section of our website for previous editions, distribution arrangements etc.

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Varied topics on agenda at QPARA monthly meeting on Thu 8th Oct at 8.00pm

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As always the meeting will be held in the rotunda at St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, Salusbury Road. Doors open 7.30pm. Refreshments available.


  1. Apologies
  2. Police report
  3. Presentation by Islamia Primary School
  4. Minutes and matters arising from September meeting and Action Committee reports
  5. Dog waste – an open discussion on strategies to manage/solve the problem
  6. Councillor’s update
  7. Any Other Business
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Brent and HS2 Ltd to discuss location of HS2 tunnel vent shaft with local residents – Thu 8th and Mon 12th Oct

HS2 Train

Brent residents living above the route of the new high speed rail line will have an opportunity to speak to experts working on the project at two community events being held in October.

QPARA members should note that while QPARA is firmly against the siting of the ventshaft and transformer on the Queen’s Park station car park site, we have no position on the Canterbury Works site proposal.

Brent Council has asked HS2 to move the proposed location of a tunnel ventilation shaft away from Salusbury Road, which sits within the council’s South Kilburn regeneration area, to a new site at Canterbury Works. These events have been specially arranged by HS2 Ltd and Brent Council to discuss the change with people affected in this part of South Kilburn.

Councillor Margaret McLennan, Lead Member for Housing and Development at Brent Council said:

“We welcome the decision by HS2 to accept Canterbury Works as a more suitable site for the proposed works, in response to the petition we submitted to them last year. It means that much needed new and affordable homes in the South Kilburn regeneration area can still be delivered.

“We know that some local residents will have concerns about what this will mean for the area and so we will be holding two information-sharing events for local people to find out more and ask questions. Representatives from the council and HS2 will be on hand to explain the proposals and address any concerns that people may have.”

Patricia Thompson, HS2 Ltd Senior Engagement Manager said:

“We feel it is vitally important to talk directly with local communities to explain the plans for Britain’s new high speed rail network. Though trains will run in a tunnel all the way under Brent, we still need to build a series of ventilation shafts, one of which is to be located within the Brent borough boundary.  These events will give people a chance to find out more about the reasons for the relocation from the original site and the construction at the new site.”

The events will be held on:

Thursday 8 October and Monday 12 October 2015

South Kilburn Studios

2A Canterbury Road, London NW6 5SW.

3.00pm – 8.00pm

Those attending the event will be able to view large-scale maps of the site and speak with engineers, environmentalists and property specialists from HS2 Ltd and Brent Council.

More information can be found at www.brent.gov.uk/hs2

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Sign our petition for cleaner, greener buses, to help tackle air pollution in Queen’s Park



QPARA is working with the three other residents’ associations of Queen’s Park Ward on a campaign to secure more low emission hybrid buses on the bus routes along Chamberlayne Road to help tackle dangerous levels of air pollution that are damaging our health.



Transport for London currently operates 13,800 bus services weekly on Chamberlayne road, the majority of which are powered by diesel engines. These buses account for around a quarter of nitrogen dioxide emissions on Chamberlayne Road, which frequently exceed legal limits. This affects the air quality across Queen’s Park.

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Guided visit to Islamia Girls School and Al-Sadiq and Al-Zahra School on 21 Sept


Please see the attached flyer for more information.

All are welcome. This is a FREE event but PLACES MUST BE REGISTERED IN ADVANCE. For registration and further information contact Jo Winsloe Slater (m:  07899 450307    e:  jo.winsloe@londoninterfaith.org.uk)


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Sign the petition for cleaner, greener buses along Chamberlayne Road at the QPARA tent tomorrow!

Sign the petition for cleaner, greener buses along Chamberlayne Road at the QPARA tent tomorrow!

We had a presentation on Air Quality from Client Earth at the QPARA meeting on Thursday. The Mayor of London’s Breathe Better Together web page summarises information on how air quality affects us and what we can do to better protect ourselves: www.london.gov.uk/prior…/environment/breathe-better-together

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