Park café reopens

Great that the new temporary tenants (Hoxton Beach) reopened the park café today after a quick clean up and repaint. Drinks, homemade food for adults and children, bread, cakes etc.

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Moped crime – drop in 5pm to 7pm, Thu Oct 26th at Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Rd NW3 3NR. Police from Brent & Camden will be there

At Thursday’s QPARA Monthly Meeting, we were very concerned to hear that a woman in her early 60’s was attacked while out walking her dog in Queen’s Park on Saturday night, 7th October. The attack took place at 10.30pm on the corner of Peploe and Kempe Roads. The attacker was on a moped. He circled the woman, rode onto the pavement, pushed her to the ground and stole her phone. In the same report, we heard of similar daylight attacks on younger women who have been attacked while out with their children.

Please be vigilant. Our thoughts are with all the victims of these vicious crimes.

Our local MP, Tulip Siddiq, is holding a drop-in meeting specifically about moped related attacks, from 5pm to 7pm on on Thursday October 26th at the Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Rd NW3 3NR, from 5-7pm. Police from Brent & Camden will be there.

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Concert of Duke Ellington songs on 22 October

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Moped related crime

From the office of Tulip Siddiq

Dear >,

A number of residents have taken the time to contact me with their concerns about moped-related crime in our constituency and across London over the past months.

This type of crime has risen seven-fold across the capital in only two years and I know many people are understandably worried.

I would like to invite you to a drop-in session I’m holding later this month. Representatives from the Camden Metropolitan Police and Brent Metropolitan Police will be in attendance.

This is an opportunity for local residents to drop-by and discuss the concerns that they have and for the police to update people on the work that they’re doing.

Date: Thursday 26th October
Time: 5 – 7 pm
Venue: Swiss Cottage Community Centre, 19 Winchester Rd, London NW3 3NR

You are welcome to drop-in anytime during these two hours. I hope to see you there.

Please let me know if you can come by emailing me at

Best wishes,

Tulip Siddiq MP

Labour Member of Parliament for Hampstead and Kilburn

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Unexpected temporary closure of Queen’s Park Café

This note appeared on the door of the café last weekend announcing that it was closing that  “for a variety of reasons”. 

The City of London have apologised for any inconvenience. They are “seeking a short term solution” to so they can reopen the café as soon as possible. Their website will be updated with news of progress. 

Meanwhile a tender process to find a permanent tenant for the café is about to start. If you want to express an interest in running the Queen’s Park Café, you can register on the City of London tender portal.

This Brent and Kilburn Times article gives some more background.

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Clean Air for Brent Meeting: 7-9pm, 11 Oct 97, Willesden Green Library

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Zone KQ – Special Parking Arrangements during the Month of Muharram 2017

Apologies for the short notice about this but there has been a change of personnel at the council and postcards with this info do not appear to have been sent out. 
If you have visitors this evening or throughout this coming weekend, please make sure they park in the free pay and display bays or if they must park in residents’ bays that you give them permits. PLEASE CHECK ALL SIGNS ON STREETS LISTED BELOW

As in previous years the Council will be extending the parking and waiting restrictions to 10pm from 28th Sept to 2nd October 2017 in:

Winchester Avenue, Dunmore Road, Carlisle Road, Radnor Road, Brooksville Avenue, North side of Chevening Road (between Tiverton Road and Salusbury Road), South side of Chevening Road (between Kingswood Avenue and Salusbury Road), East side of Kingswood Avenue (between Chevening Road and Brooksville Avenue) and West side of Salusbury Road (between Chevening Road and Brooksville Avenue).

Please note visitors to the area during this period could park free after 6.30pm in the Pay & Display bays around the perimeter of the park.

If you observe any problems with parking, noise or litter during this period you can contact Parking Enforcement on 020 8937 4995 between 8am and 10pm every day or Transportation Service, Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ. Al Khoei Islamic Centre can be contacted on 020 7372 4049 / Email –

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Brent Patient Voice public meeting: the challenge facing our local NHS hospitals, Tues 12 Sept 7pm

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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 Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London. Hywel Lloyd of the well-known think tank, IPPR, will facilitate inter-active discussion between panel and audience.There will be suggestions about what we can do locally. Please join us.
We’ll be producing more info about registering etc when the list of speakers/panellists is complete. However booking is now open at
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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 call on the govt. to take tougher measures to clean up our air: 

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