Category Archives: Environment

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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CAPS – Combatting Air Pollution on Salusbury Road – project update

The CAPS project has moved forward rapidly since our first posting. Brent has confirmed that they can let us use their big mobile monitoring machine either in July/August or later if we need time to agree a suitable site close to Salusbury Road. This machine measures NOX and particulate pollution from diesel by time of day. We […]

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Annual bird walk report

Fortunately the birds in the park were undeterred by overcast and windy weather that greeted the smaller than usual number of walkers that joined us on 21st May. The birds were active everywhere and altogether the five walkers spotted 17 species. It was good to see a pair of Blue Tits flying to and from a nest […]

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CAPS – Combatting Air Pollution on Salusbury Road – a key QPARA initiative for 2016

CAPS – Combatting Air Pollution on Salusbury – is a new project for QPARA. With help from various environmental groups and the council – and  hopefully with the involvement of local schools whose children’s health is daily put at risk – we hope to start by monitoring the levels of diesel pollution on Salusbury Road. The […]

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Join the annual QPARA bird-walk in Queen’s Park on Saturday 21st 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 be looking out especially for Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers and Swifts. Bring binoculars if you have them, but if not, just bring […]

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QPARA appears before parliamentary Select Committee

QPARA representatives, Robin Sharp and Kevin Barrett, appeared before the  HS2 Select Committee on 26 January. We were ‘petitioners’ against HS2’s plan to build a large ventilation shaft and transformer unit on the Keniston Press and car park site by Queen’s Park station. Although HS2’s most recent plan is to switch this to the Canterbury Works site on Canterbury Road, […]

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Brent and Kilburn Times publicises cleaner buses petition: last chance to sign

http://www.kilburntimes.co.uk/news/environment/petition_launched_for_cleaner_buses_in_kensal_rise_as_air_has_illegally_high_levels_of_no2_1_4283188 A timely reminder that the petition closes on 4th November, so there is only one week left to sign.

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Sign our petition for cleaner, greener buses, to help tackle air pollution in Queen’s Park

  http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/clean-buses-for-chamberlayne-road-corridor-kensal-rise/signatures.html QPARA is working with the three other residents’ associations of Queen’s Park Ward on a campaign to secure more low emission hybrid buses on the bus routes along Chamberlayne Road to help tackle dangerous levels of air pollution that are damaging our health.   Transport for London currently operates 13,800 bus services weekly […]

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Sign the petition for cleaner, greener buses along Chamberlayne Road at the QPARA tent tomorrow!

Sign the petition for cleaner, greener buses along Chamberlayne Road at the QPARA tent tomorrow! We had a presentation on Air Quality from Client Earth at the QPARA meeting on Thursday. The Mayor of London’s Breathe Better Together web page summarises information on how air quality affects us and what we can do to better […]

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Volunteers wanted to water the pots outside Queen’s Park station

With the warmer weather, the pots and planters that QPARA maintains will need frequent watering for them to look their best, especially the ones outside Queen’s Park station. The watering team are putting together a rota and would love some extra help please. The watering is best done in the evening.  If you would like to help please contact Helen […]

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