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QPARA news: What is happening on Brent’s plans for Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) for the Queen’s Park Area and Kilburn Area?

First of all a personal thanks from me to all of the almost 60 people who took the trouble to provide our Streetscape team with your feedback on the plans. You expressed a wide range of views sometimes cogently and often with passion!  A lot has been going on since then and our Chair and […]

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QPARA’s response to Brent Council’s Transport Plan (LIP3)

We thought you might like to read it.

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Queen’s Park station ticket office – use it or lose it

Several Overground ticket offices have closed recently following installation of smarter ticket machines. Queen’s Park ticket office is still on the danger list. New machines have just been installed and their use will be monitored for 3 months. If this falls below a certain threshold, the axe will fall. So keep buying your local and long distance rail tickets […]

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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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Read QPARA’s response to Brent’s Parking Consultation

QPARA responded to Brent’s recent consultation on on-street parking and charges following a discussion between members at our May meeting. You can  read the letter we sent to Brent here: Parking consultation QPARA response May 2016

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Have your say about parking in CPZs. Register by 2pm tomorrow, Friday 22nd April, to join Brent focus group. First come, first served.

We have been asked to widely circulate this invitation: From: “Olatunde, Bola”<> Date: 21 Apr 2016 12:44 Subject: Parking consultation – invitation to join a focus group Dear Panel Member Brent Parking Services recently launched an online consultation about proposed changes to parking charges and the management of on-street parking in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) […]

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Please complete to Brent’s questionnaire on parking in CPZs

Brent Council is consulting residents, schools, and businesses about proposals to change how they manage on-street parking in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) across the borough. The Association will be responding following our May monthly meeting. Meanwhile please complete the questionnaire, so that Brent’s policy is informed by as wider cross section of views as possible. The questionnaire is now […]

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Queen’s Park ticket office to close?

London Underground has proposed closing the ticket office at Queen’s Park station. There was widespread community concern and QPARA objected. We understand that London Underground will install better ticket machines in December and will then monitor the number of ticket office transactions to see if they justify keeping the office open. Here’s hoping! After the successful introduction of the […]

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Select Committee supports move of proposed vent shaft from Queen’s Park station site

Further to our post last month, QPARA appears before parliamentary Select Committee, the HS2 Select Committee has now reported and has supported the move of the ventshaft and auto-transformer to the Canterbury Works site in South Kilburn. The HS2 Bill is now going through the normal stages in the House of Commons, after which it will […]

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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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