Orchard Sponsorship!

Become a supporter of Queens Park Community Orchard

QPCC & HCGA have been clearing the corners of the Rose Garden and over the coming months will establish a Community Orchard, that will include native varieties of fruit trees including apples, pears and nut trees.

In addition to enhancing the park fruit trees are important pollinators and will help to encourage local bio-diversity. The community will be involved with planting and maintaining the trees and hopefully in the coming years we will be able to harvest a crop for eating, baking, juicing and cider making.

All donations will be acknowledged and each sponsor will receive a certificate.


Winter Fair 2017

4th Annual Winter Fair was another success!

Top Tips for Garden Birds

Queen’s Park Gardens used to be regarded as having an unusually high number of sparrows for an inner London location and might need a little help in the cold weather while we wait for the new orchard trees to flourish.

Birds like to eat fatty proteins to keep warm in winter so why not try to make this cake for them?

Now is a really good time to clean nesting boxes because birds will start to look for perspective nesting places soon.

Charity Carol Concert 16th December

Carol Concert: 16th December

Real Action logoThe All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir is returning to St John The Evangelist, Kensal Green with a concert in aid of the charity REAL ACTION ; supporting their work with the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire. This promises to be a popular event, starting at 6.30pm. All welcome!

The church is on the corner of Harrow Road and Kilburn Lane. Directions are here.

4th Annual Winter Fair!

The Winter Fair is next weekend.  As in previous years, there will be entertainment for the over 50s in St Jude’s Hall in collaboration with Open Age & Community Champions from noon to 2pm.

The park events begin at 2pm and last until 4pm.  There will be carol singing, donkey rides, local craft stalls and plenty of things you can join in with.

Our local youth engagement initiative Trees For Christmas will also be there selling trees.

Thank you to the QPCC, Community Champions, Open Age, A2 Dominion, Citywest Homes & City of Westminster.

Ahem, if you want to make a day of it, we’ll be GARDENING from 10 am for a couple of hours (until midday). In order to make the Wildlife Area look good from Spring onwards, we have to do a lot of chores in winter.  Sewing seeds and planting bulbs; pruning and clearing; stopping for a chocolate snack too!

You’ll also find us in the park in the afternoon so if you can’t garden, you can at least come and talk to us to learn more about what we do. Failing that, please sign up to our mailing list to find out when you can help. More info here.

Part Time vacancy in the Open Age cafe

Café Assistant at New Avenues

Open Age are looking for a friendly and welcoming individual to assist them in their new Café at Open Age’s Queen’s Park and Harrow Road hub at New Avenues. .

The role:   Mondays and Fridays 10am-3.30pm (Temporary @ £9.75 per hour)

Providing a warm and friendly welcome to users of the café as well as assisting members in any inquiries they may have about Open Age activities.

Daily set up/set down of the café including chairs, tables, coffee machines and any other equipment. Serving hot drinks and keeping the Café in a tidy and hygienic manner by adhering to food hygiene and safety regulations.Cash handling – Taking payment from members, counting the takings and ensuring the float is correct. Informing the Centre Manager or Facilitator when stock needs replenishing. Assisting the manager with any administrative adhoc tasks as required.

What are they looking for?

A friendly, enthusiastic and reliable person. Basic numeracy skills/Cash handling. Passion for working with the public, particularly the older generation. Good food hygiene skills, hard working and capable of using own initiative.

Please contact Claire Hoggan on 07713 567050 or choggan@nullopenage.org.uk for further details or an application form.

Come and join us for the autumn clear-up!

After last session’s miserable weather we need to redouble our efforts this Saturday.

We will meet in the Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens. If you can’t find us there, look out for our chalk board. You are welcome for as little or as long as you would like.  Please wear sensible footwear and warm clothes and we will provide tools, guidance and chocolate snacks.

More info here.
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Join the events working group

Join the events working group (and help organise the winter festival!)

Queen’s Park Community Council events are organised by the events working group, made up of community councillors and residents, and the QPCC Community Development Officer (Lindsey). This working group helps plan, organise and run the events, which includes getting to decide what happens!

We are looking for residents who want to join the events working group. The next event to plan is the annual Winter Festival which is on Saturday 9th December 2017 (poster above). Last year there was wreath making and donkey rides amongst lots of other festive activities.

Are you good at planning events? Do you have good ideas about what we could do? Do you want to meet other people in the community? Then join us! You can offer as little or as much time as you like and we promise it will be fun!