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Once again QPARA agrees £1,000 donations to groups supporting the local community

At our March monthly meeting, we agreed donations of £1,000 to each of the following groups with a connection to the Queen’s Park area: Brent Action for Refugees to fund tea/social evenings for Syrian refugees in Brent Brent Centre for Young People to give Adolescent Exploratory Therapy to two young people who live in the […]

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Letter to PM calling for action on diesel emissions scandal

As concerns grow about the damaging impact of air pollution on our health, QPARA has been meeting with other residents’ associations and community groups, mostly in south Brent, to look at ways of improving local air quality. This follows air pollution monitoring by QPARA along Salusbury Road last August and October, which showed average levels […]

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QPARA comments on Brent’s document on Basements

    The subject of basements has been much discussed at QPARA meetings for a number of years. In response to representations, Brent produced a draft Basement Supplementary Planning Document in February which it issued for comment. You can read  QPARA’s response here. We understand that the finalised document and a summary of consultation comments will be taken to […]

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Queen’s Park News spring edition out now

  Our volunteers have started to distribute the spring 2017 edition of Queen’s Park News to all households in the QPARA area. You can download this and previous editions from the Newsletter section of our website.

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Stall applications for Queen’s Park Day are now open

Preparations are well under way for Queen’s Park Day 2017. The date is Sunday 17th September. To apply for a stall, please read the general stall regulations and information. Then download and complete the application form and return it by email. The closing date for applications is 17th  May. Details are here  

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Woeful response on Brent’s air quality consultation – have your say now!

As of 20 March only 63 out of 350,000 people in Brent have responded to Brent’s consultation for its revised Air Quality Action Plan – apparently this is considered good!! We don’t think it is half good enough.   Air pollution, mostly from diesel emissions, is killing an estimated 9,400 people in London annually while 800 schools are […]

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QPARA response to the Corrib Rest planning application

After much deliberation and consultation, we have submitted our response to the planning application for the Corrib Rest. We believe that the Corrib plans will be considered by the Planning Committee at the meeting on 19 April (7pm start).  You can read our response here.

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QPARA monthly meeting

The March meeting will be taking place on Thursday 9th March at 8pm at St Anne’s church, Salusbury Road, NW6. Doors open 7.30pm. Refreshments will be available. Agenda Apologies for Absence Minutes and matters arising from February meeting Police report Applications for charitable donations from QPARA (Mike Cantor) Councillors’ update Action Group Reports Air Quality Planning Park Queen’s Park […]

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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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