A Happy New Year to everyone!
This year, the Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens are working with Queen’s Park Library and the Beethoven Centre to make more use of your unwanted Christmas Cards.
Marks and Spencer work with the Woodland Trust to collect unwanted greetings cards. For every 1000 cards collected, they will fund the Woodland Trust to plant a tree in the UK. Read more here.
Obviously, you can put them in your usual recycling box or bags but we’re hoping you might like to help this cause. You can leave them in one of the bins which we have put in the library and Beethoven Centre, knowing that you are helping to plant new trees. We will empty those bins and take the cards to Marks & Spencer on behalf of the community. The deadline for leaving your cards is 22nd January, 2016.
If you had a real Christmas tree, as with previous years, Westminster & Veolia will be collecting them from a pen near the Ilbert Street park gate by Fourth Avenue between the 2nd and 15th January, 2016. Please don’t leave them anywhere else in the streets. We are lucky to have this service so please use it responsibly.