Author Archives: msnorbury

QPARA and The Corrib – where we are now

Residents may be aware that QPARA’s position on the redevelopment of the Corrib Rest on Salusbury Road has become a matter of concern, including on social media.  As the new chair of QPARA I think it will be helpful to provide the following brief account of developments and negotiations since The Corrib changed hands two […]

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Nextdoor

Nextdoor is a social networking service for neighbourhoods. It was launched in the United States in October 2011 and allows users to connect with people who live in their own and nearby neighbourhoods. The QPARA area is covered by the Queen’s Park North neighbourhood. A number of members have joined and recommended it at the December monthly meeting. […]

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How QPARA can help fund your local good cause

From time to time QPARA has surplus funds (from events such as Queen’s Park Day) and we like to return this to the community by giving money to local good causes. So, if you are involved with a charity or a not-for-profit organisation with close links to the Queen’s Park area, you may be able to get […]

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Queen’s Park update

  Christmas tree collection point Brent Local Authority has agreed to use Queen’s Park as a collection point for Christmas trees. Drop off  trees at the park staff yard on Kingswood Avenue from 9th – 15th January 2017. Other options for disposal include the Reuse and Recycle Centre in Abbey Road or by using the garden […]

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Hear about latest proposed NHS change at Kilburn PPG meeting

The NHS is about to have another big change. The Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) for NW London will alter NHS and social services in the community whilst closing hospitals. Brent Council is working with Brent Clinical Commissioning Group on the Plans. Hear the latest development s from Cllr Krupesh Hirani, Chair of Brent Council’s […]

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Come to the QPARA meeting tonight for an update on plans for the Corrib Rest building

See previous post for meeting details. 

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QPARA monthly meeting on Thurs 8th Dec – Christmas Special

  Please come along to our December monthly meeting this Thursday, 8th December 2016. Refreshments from 7.30pm refreshments, meeting begins at 8.00pm. St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, Salusbury Road. There will be a Joint Discussion with Kensal Rise Residents’ Association (KRRA) on Chamberlayne/Keslake Road issues (see October minutes for full list of focus areas). Rik Smith from KRRA will be […]

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Smooth transfer of power as QPARA Chair steps down after three successful years

Janis Denselow delivered her final Chair’s report to warm applause and congratulations from a packed QPARA Annual General Meeting on Thursday and welcomed her successor Virginia Brand who will take the Chair at the next meeting on 8 December. She Tweeted: Thank you ALL @Qparkres for the fab flowers. It’s been a great 3 years as QPARA Chair. […]

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Forthcoming events announced at QPARA AGM

8 – 20 November Festival of Non-Violence The London Inter Faith Centre, 125 Salusbury Road, London NW6 6RG 17 November Public debate on Fair Trade  7-9pm at St Martin’s Church, Kensal Rise, Mortimer Road, NW10 5SN. 1 December Brent Patient Voice: Public meeting on planned NHS ‘transformation’ for how GPs operate The Learie Constantine Centre, 40-47 Dudden Hill […]

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QPARA AGM Thursday, 10th November, 7.30 for 8.00, St Anne’s and St Andrew’s, Salusbury Road,

It’s AGM time again – but don’t be put off by the title, QPARA AGMs are celebrations. An opportunity to meet your neighbours and share a drink and delicious home-made food. During the year, QPARA spends a lot of time on weighty local issues that affect us all – air pollution, planning, parking and local NHS […]

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