Read QPARA’s comments on the Brent Local Plan

Thanks for the suggestions you made after the December QPARA meeting and our previous post. Richard Johnson has now sent our comments to Brent. You can read them here.

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Drop off your Christmas tree in Queen’s Park for recycling

Take it by 13th January to the fenced off area by the woodland walk (Chevening Road/ Kingswood Avenue gate) and stack it there with the others. Please do not leave your tree by the yard gate, as you may well have done in previous years, or at any of the other park gates.

Please tell your friends and neighbours.

The tree will be collected by Brent Council week beginning 14 January and turned into mulch.

Alternatively, if you have a green garden waste bin, you can chop your tree up and put it in there. Do not leave it whole beside the bin.

And whatever you do, please do not just dump it in the street!

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Queen’s Park

Shakespeare will be performed in the Quiet Garden in Queen’s Park for the fourth year running next year. The play will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the date is Saturday June 22 2019.  More details will be available at the Shakespeare in the Squares website nearer the time, but for now, it’s a date for next year’s diary.
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QPARA is commenting on the Brent Local Plan

Comments on the Brent Local Plan are due on 3rd January. Richard Johnson, QPARA’s Planning lead, has been wading through it and noting its impact on our Area. He updated the December monthly meeting and asked for members to read the plan and email him their comments. He will be prepare QPARA’s response – we will put on the website for members to see. 

The Council prepared the plan following consultation between February and March this year, building on the policy options set out previously. A “Preferred Options” document divides the borough into seven distinct “Places” to create specific guidance for improving each area. It also explains the preferred policy options relating to housing, employment and transport.

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The Ultra Low Emission Zone is coming to central London in 2019 and Queen’s Park in 2021

QPARA will be hosting a speaker from Transport for London at our monthly meeting on 10th January at 8pm, at St Anne’s on Salusbury Road to explain how the Ultra Low Emission Zone will work. 

Take a look at the TfL website to check the areas covered and whether your car will be affected. More information in the Clean Air for Brent (CAfB) ULEZ blog. CAfB is affiliated to QPARA. 

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Security advice from our police liaison lead


If you are visited at your home address by someone reporting to be from British Gas without an appointment, please call British Gas to check on 0333 202 9802.

Do NOT let them in, keep your door securely shut, if in doubt call 999

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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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Collectors needed for the Queen’s Park Carollers who will be singing in the streets around the park on 13th and 18th Dec

Listen out for the Queen’s Park carol singers on the streets to the East of the park on Thursday 13th December and to the West on Thursday 18th December.

QPARA members and their offspring are invited to knock on doors, so that residents can enjoy hearing the carols and at the same time collect money for our two local food banks and soup kitchens – Laurence’s Larder, Christchurch Avenue NW6 and SUFRA, Stonebridge NW10. No donation is too small.

Volunteer collectors should meet at Summerfield/Kingswood junction at 7.30pm on Thursday 13th December or outside 7 Kempe Road at 7.30pm on Tuesday 18th December.

Please let Liz Till know if you can spare an hour or two

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Who would be a doctor? The future of Primary Care in Brent. Thursday 15th November at 7.00pm

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Packed AGM starts with moving account from Steve Crabb whose project describes the lives of Queen’s Park residents who died in WW1 active service

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