Queen’s Park Singers and Junior Singers are performing on Sunday evening, 24th March, in the amazing St Augustine’s Church

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Would you like to know more about how the NHS works in our area?

http://www.qpark.org.uk/action-groups/health/

We have updated the Health section of our website

Reminder: Our next monthly meeting is on Thursday, 14th March, 7.30pm refreshments, 8.00pm meeting. St Anne’s and St Andrew’s, 150 Salusbury Road.

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Will the Doctor see you now?

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Queen’s Park Day 2019 is on Sunday 15th September. Applications for stalls open on 1st April

We have started getting enquires from people interested in having a stall at the next Queen’s Park Day. Unfortunately we can’t accept any applications until after 1 April. So please don’t get in touch until after then.

You can find more information on the Queen’s Park Day pages of our website.

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Queen’s Park’s Co-op has now opened. Kilburn Times article gives information about support given to local community groups if you join and spend

https://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/co-op-opening-in-queen-s-park-1-5862364

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Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) briefing from TfL at January’s QPARA meeting – presentation material and Q&As

Click here to open the TfL presentation

Victoria Secretan from Clean Air for Brent moderated a discussion on ULEZ, following a presentation to be given by Simon Roberts Principal City Planner at Transport for London. Nisha Durgacharan, Community Partnership Specialist at TfL was also present. Representatives from nearby residents’ associations (KRRA, KTRA, BRAT and APRATA) and CAfB had been invited to join the QPARA meeting for the presentation and discussion.

Many thanks to Simon and Nisha for giving up their evening and to Victoria and all involved in organising the session.

Click here for TfL’s responses to the questions asked

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QPARA Police Action Group update

Janis Denselow and Richard Gentry, our representatives on the Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood Ward Panel, have recently updated the QPARA website with the latest information on the work of the Ward Panel, details of the Safer Neighbourhood Team and how to contact them, how to access the crime map which records where crimes have been committed in the Queen’s Park area and the various ways you can report a crime.

The Police Action Group is one of a number of Groups run by QPARA volunteers. You can find more details on the Group menu of the website. Please contact us if you would like to get involved or find out more.

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Queen’s Park Book Festival returns to the park on 29th & 30th June 2019

See qpbookfest.com for more memories of last year’s hugely successful return of the festival to the park after a pause of six years. The festival is affiliated to Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association.

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Queen’s Park Safer Neighbourhood Team warns residents about theft of catalytic converters

Catalytic converters turn toxic gases into less harmful emissions

Dear Ward Member,

Protect your vehicle from catalytic converter thieves 
We are working to apprehend them. You can help us by following this advice to protect your vehicle. 
Consider installing a Thatcham approved alarm to your vehicle. Ones that activate if your vehicle is lifted or tilted are particularly effective.

Use a catalytic converter protection device or marking system. 
Fit protective coverings on catalytic converters, these can make it much more difficult for thieves. 
Have your catalytic converter etched or forensically marked and put stickers in the windscreen to say this has been done.

Where possible park a vehicle against a kerb, with the catalytic converter being closest to the kerb. 
Once an unmarked converter has been removed from a vehicle it’s quite difficult to match it to that vehicle as there aren’t any distinguishing marks.

Catalytic converters control and convert exhaust emissions from your vehicle into less toxic substances. If yours is stolen, you will know because your vehicle’s engine will sound different.

If you suspect your catalytic converter has been stolen, report it to us immediately by calling 101. 
Thieves simply cut the catalytic converter from the exhaust pipe of a parked car and sell them on to scrap metal dealers.

Look out for people working under cars, if in doubt, call Police on 999 straight away, keeping yourself safe and give as much description as possible including any vehicle registration of vehicles they may be using. 

Explain to the operator you have reason to believe someone may be trying to take a catalytic convertor. 

Regards,

Queens Park SNT

Apparently Toyota Prius’ and Honda Jazz’s are the cars that are targeted. This video from Twitter shows them at work on a Toyota Prius.

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Read QPARA’s comments on the Brent Local Plan

Thanks for the suggestions you made after the December QPARA meeting and our previous post. Richard Johnson has now sent our comments to Brent. You can read them here.

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