Category: The Park

  • Please support the funding application for the Queen’s Park sandpit

    Queen's Park Sandpit
    Queen’s Park sandpit play area

    Update

    The application has been granted £45,000 which is enough to reach the target. The work can now go forward.

    An application has been submitted to Brent Council for a grant for improvements for the sandpit play area in Queen’s Park. The decision on this will be made by local residents following presentations at a “Decision Day” event.

    You can support this in two ways:

    • Go to the Decision Day event at St Augustine’s High School, Oxford Road, NW6 5SN. This is on the 18th June, from 13.00 to 15.30. The event is free, but you need to book tickets at: Tickets for Kilburn & Kensal Rise Decision Day.

    More information is available on the Brent Council website: You Decide.

    Notes:

    • The money for this comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (sometimes referred to as “Section 106 “) from developers, not general Council income.
    • Go here for more information about the Brent Community Infrastructure Levy.
    • The City of London Corporation Open Spaces Department does not have a pot of gold.
  • Tier 3 and Queen’s Park’s facilities

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    London moves into Tier 3: Very High Alert

    From December 16, London has been placed in Tier 3: Very High Alert to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Most of the facilities can continue to operate with strict measures in place to reduce the risk of virus transmission.

    This includes:

    • Parliament Hill Athletics Track
    • Tennis courts at Parliament Hill, Golders Hill Park and Queen’s Park
    • The Parliament Hill Fields Lido
    • The Highgate Men’s Bathing Pond and the Kenwood Ladies’ Bathing
    • Pond
    • Small weddings – 15 people or less (Golders Hill Park and Queen’s Park)
    • Pitch and Putt (Queen’s Park)
    • Guardians Gym (at the Lido)
    • Trim Trails at Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park
    • Football and Rugby
    • Volunteering
    • Licenced Events e.g. Be Military Fit and the Hampstead Winter Swimming Club
    • Cafés (takeaway only)

    We have had to close the Children’s Farm at Queen’s Park and the Peggy Jay Centre on Hampstead Heath. Keat’s House will also be temporarily closed until further notice.

    The public toilets remain open as will the playgrounds and car parks. We will continue to empty litter bins, although we do still ask that visitors take their rubbish and waste away with them wherever possible.

    Queen’s Park, Highgate Wood and Golders Hill Park (including the Hill Garden & Pergola) opening hours will remain as advertised.

    We expect to be busy during this next phase of the Coronavirus restrictions as people continue to socialise outdoors and we will continue to use our social

    media channels to remind visitors to follow the Government advice, the byelaws and to be considerate towards staff and other visitors.

    Please share this update with your contacts and thank you for your support during this time.

    For more information follow us online:
    Twitter: @CityCorpHeath, @CoLQueensPark
    Facebook: Hampstead Heath Official, Queen’s Park Official

    website: www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/hampsteadheath www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/queenspark www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/highgatewood

    Best wishes

    Anne Fairweather
    Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood & Queen’s Park Committee

    Bob Warnock
    Superintendent of Hampstead Heath

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  • Queen’s Park Book Festival returns to the park on 29th & 30th June 2019

    See qpbookfest.com for more memories of last year’s hugely successful return of the festival to the park after a pause of six years. The festival is affiliated to Queen’s Park Area Residents’ Association.

  • 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!

  • 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.