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“The Air We Breathe: how pollution is affecting us and what we can do about it” at Brent Civic Centre, Thu 6 Jul, 7-9pm

  Brent Council and new coalition group, Clean Air for Brent (supported by QPARA), are inviting everyone to a high-profile public meeting “The Air We Breathe: how  pollution is affecting us and what we can do about it” at Brent Civic Centre, Thursday 6th July, 7-9pm. Speakers to include world-renowned health expert Sir Michael Marmot and Simon […]

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Have your say on govt. plan for tackling nitrogen dioxide – one week left to respond to consultation

After successful legal challenges in the high court, the govt. has produced and published plans to address air pollution from nitrogen dioxide. There is widespread concern that the plans do not go far enough to tackle our toxic air crisis. Consultation on the proposed plans runs until 15th June.  Make sure you have your say and […]

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Not long left to apply for a Queen’s Park Day stall

If you’re still thinking about applying for a stall for Queen’s Park Day this year, please note that the closing date for applications is WEDNESDAY MAY 17th. Details of how to apply are here. QUEEN’S PARK DAY, Sunday September 17th.

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Records broken on QPARA’s annual bird walk

  Thanks to Robin Sharp for leading and Judith Rose for making a record of the QPARA Annual Bird Walk, held on Saturday 6th May. There was plenty of avian activity in Queen’s Park and Paddington cemetery, even if the temperature kept low. A record 18 walkers saw or heard a record 22 species.  Not spotted on the day, but […]

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Join the annual bird-walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday 6th May

Please join us for a stroll through Queen’s Park and Paddington Cemetery. Meet at the park café at 9.30am. The walk will take about 90 minutes, but people can join or leave at any time. We will go round the Park and then via the Woodland Walk, Chevening Road, Winchester Ave, Willesden Lane to Paddington Old Cemetery, arriving at approximately […]

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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 and return the application form. The closing date for applications is 17th  May. Details are here  

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