Christmas tree collection point
Brent Local Authority has agreed to use Queen’s Park as a collection point for Christmas trees. Drop off trees at the park staff yard on Kingswood Avenue from 9th – 15th January 2017. Other options for disposal include the Reuse and Recycle Centre in Abbey Road or by using the garden waste service offered by Brent.
Tennis court booking
Tennis courts can be booked via playtenniscityoflondon.com.
The courts must be paid for throughout the year. The LTA have met with the City of London in regard to part funding the redevelopment of the tennis courts. The Park Manager is preparing a tennis development plan, which will support the application for funding from the LTA. A Great British Tennis Weekend event is planned in May 2017, dates will be confirmed.
Park Café Consulation
The City of London are currently carrying out consultation to make sure the café meets with the needs of users, residents and stakeholders. To help in any future tender process, they need to gather as much information as possible about how people use the café, what people are looking for in a café in Queen’s Park and how the catering offer could be improved through the tender process. An online survey is be available until 27 January 2017. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3257541/Queen-s-Park-Cafe-Consultation
Sandpit play area
A consultation event in September gave feedback on the proposed improvements in this area. Users would like more natural play equipment, to encourage use of the underused grass area within the sand pit towards the park entrance ‘Harvist Rd’ and a water/sand play feature. Access to the toilet was also considered. Further consultation with a small stakeholder group will help shape a final design with costings and the appointment of a contractor to complete the works. The Queen’s Park Joint Consultative Group will meet in mid-January to discuss the plans further.
On the 9th January 2017 improvement works will take place at the toilets outside the café. The disabled toilet furniture will be replaced and doors to the toilets replaced. The walls will be painted and the flooring and wall tiles replaced.
A number of projects to be delivered within the current financial year include updating and replacing signage at the park entrances, replacement and new benches, tree and hedge works and minor improvement in the Children’s Farm.