Helpers wanted for Kilburn Library Garden – no previous experience required!

Kilburn Library Garden is looking great and the team who maintain it can be rightly proud of their work, more of which can be seen at

Anyone interested in volunteering please contact All involved from the start were volunteers, but the Chair is a Kew Trained gardner!

Kilburn Library Garden spring 2015

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Road Safety / 20mph zones

Brent Council workers and contractors are racing to complete the final stages of traffic ‘calming’ on Salusbury Road by the end of March. Speed platforms and lighted 20mph speed signs are being installed.
A major 20mph zone was introduced in 2013 between Salusbury and Chamberlayne roads. QPARA had pressed for this over the years and also for Salusbury Road itself to be included in the scheme.
A 20mph zone is now in place on Chamberlayne Road too. In addition QPARA joined other residents’ associations to press TfL and Brent to address the impact of traffic there including cars, lorries and buses. Discussions are underway about introducing less polluting buses, better phasing of traffic lights, stricter parking enforcement to avoid obstruction, and improvements to the bus terminus area.

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Queen’s Park Singers spring concert


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Call for contributions to our Newsletter

We are gathering material for the next QPARA newsletter which we plan to distribute to all households in the QPARA area in mid May. Please send any ideas or comments to
Information on local events taking place between June and October (for the ‘Diary Dates’ section) is particularly welcome. The deadline for copy is Sunday 12th April.

Our November 2014 Newsletter is available to view.

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QPARA objects to planning application for car boot sale

There has been a retrospective planning application for permission to hold a car boot sale on Saturdays in the Salusbury Road School playground. QPARA has registered an objection. There is still just time for individual objections as the decision will not be made until 20 March. There is a link our objection on the Action Groups/Planning page.

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QPARA donates £1,000 to Salusbury World

At the March meeting, members voted to use £1,000 of the Association’s funds to support local children.

Salusbury World Logo

The Salusbury World charity subsidises the residential trips that Salusbury Primary School organises each year for those families that cannot afford the cost. It also organises a winter party for refugee children, buying presents for all of those children who would not normally receive gifts at that time of year.

QPARA sets aside a sum of money at the AGM each year and invites charities or similar not-for-profit organisations, that have a clear connection to the area, to apply for one-off donations. These are decided on at the March meeting.

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Queen’s Studios – meet the developers

“Your Shout”, the prospective developers of Queen’s Studios on Salusbury Road, will be attending our next meeting, on 12th March, to give a short presentation followed by a Q&A session. They will be bringing a small display which will be available to look at at from 7.30 before the formal meeting starts at 8.00pm.

Monthly meetings are on the second Thursday of the month at St. Anne’s Church, Salusbury Road …. teas, coffees and the odd glass of wine  served from about 7.40. Meetings start at 8.00.

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