All the stalls are taken for Queen’s Park Day – #qpd15

There aren’t any stalls left for Queen’s Park Day. So there’s no point in applying, even to go in a waiting list.

A lot of enquiries are still coming in and we dont want people to waste their time.

The team are working hard preparing for the big day on 13th September and are looking forward to seeing everyone there as usual.

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Corrib Rest pub ACV decision letter









You have probably already heard that,  having considered the evidence provided by QPARA and the response of the owners, Brent reached the decision that the Corrib Rest Pub meets the criteria for listing as an asset of community value.

Cathy Tyson, Head of Policy and Scrutiny at Brent Council, send this letter to the owner, setting out the decision.


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Volunteers wanted to water the pots outside Queen’s Park station


With the warmer weather, the pots and planters that QPARA maintains will need frequent watering for them to look their best, especially the ones outside Queen’s Park station. The watering team are putting together a rota and would love some extra help please. The watering is best done in the evening.
 If you would like to help please contact Helen for more information:
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Use this link to get e-alerts from Brent

At the last QPARA meeting, someone recommended registering with Brent to receive emails about planning applications in Queen’s Park. Here’s how:

  • Use this link  and choose “email alert sign up”.
  • Then fill in the details requested to register: username, password, email address etc.
  • Then press “proceed” and work through each screen to provide your address and the kind of information that you want to receive.
  • One option is to hear about all planning applications within a chosen radius of your address. Choose that.

It probably takes longer to explain than to do. So, good luck!

Here’s that link again:

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The countdown to Queen’s Park Day 2015 has begun #QPD15

Arena events 2

Queen’s Park Day is still three months away, but the organising  team are already working hard to make it as big a success as is was last year. Applications for stalls have closed; competitions are being planned and attractions are being booked.

This year’s arena events will include: The Blue Falcons Gymnastic Display Team from Chelmer High School in Chelmsford, the strongman Mighty Smith, Van Buren Magic Show, Savage Skills Mountain Bike Display Team. There will also be a dog show to be judged by Queen’s Park Vets and last, but not least, look out for the annual  Tug of War between neighbouring Residents’ Associations.

Queen’s Park Day is Sunday 13th September 2015.

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Our planter at St Eugene’s Court is looking great (pity about the discarded water bottle!)


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Volunteers please for St Anne’s First World War history project


To   mark the centenary of the First World War, St Anne’s church is inviting individuals, families or small groups each to research one name from the brass plaque which commemorates 31 men from the parish who died in, or as a result of, the war. The plaque was taken from the old church, is now at the top of the stairs in St Anne’s. It is hoped to collect the research together into a book.

If you are interested in doing some detective work and volunteering to take a name, please use the following link to find out more: World War 1 Commemoration Project.


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Queen’s Park tree walk on Sunday, 14 June

John Blandy Queen's Park 6.8.04


Jonathan Meares, City of London Corporation’s Conservation and Trees Manager for Hampstead Heath and Highgate Wood will do a tree walk in Queen’s Park on Sunday, 14th June.

  • Meet:  Queen’s Park Cafe
  • Time: 11.00am
  • Duration: 90 – 120 mins

Jonathan manages an Ancient Woodland site (Highgate Wood), and Conservation and Tree Management operations on Hampstead Heath. He has developed a particular interest in the historical and conservation importance of trees.

Image courtesy of John Blandy.

Read about Jonathan Meades’ work in this article from the Ham and High: Tree disease spreads to Hampstead Heath as staff braced for deadly ash dieback


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Come and play in The Nonesuch Orchestra


Are you free on Thursday mornings? The Nonesuch Orchestra is an amateur string orchestra with professional conductor and leader. We welcome enthusiastic players. Grade  8 standard recommended.

We meet on Thursday mornings from 10.15 -12.15 at St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, 125 Salusbury Road NW6 6RG

Contact  for details.


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Know your PPGs from your CCGs? See our Health Action Group update – Clinical Commissioning two years on

In Queen’s Park we are in the Kilburn Locality. The s chaired by Robin Sharp.

Robin Sharp, QPARA lead on Health and Chair of the  Kilburn Patient Participation Group (PPG) has written a very clear and comprehensive update on Clinical Commissioning for our website.

The next Kilburn Locality PPG is on Tuesday 21 July at 6.30pm at St Anne’s rotunda, Salusbury Road.


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