Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt

City of Westminster have sponsored a fun event for  Easter.  Select a date and register for your free tickets here.

15 minute fun outdoor activity.

  • Monday – Tamplin Mews, Warlock Road
  • Tuesday +Wednesday +Thursday, Queen’s Park Gardens’ Wildlife Area , Ilbert Street
  • Friday – Westbourne Green Playground, Harrow Road

Bunny has lost some things! Find the hidden objects for Bunny and win a prize!

Strictly timed, covid-19 secure event – stay safe say happy!

Families from W2, W9, W10 postcodes ONLY . No children without adults, no adults without children.

*These events may be postponed in line with Government restrictions.

Learn about the Bunny Truck here.

Easter Activities

The QPCC has enlisted Lizzy’s Help to organise some activities over Easter. These will all be respectful of the prevailing safety restrictions.

Seven days of fun from Saturday, 3rd April.  The Bunny Truck will be touring out local streets, egging people on to donate to the Food Bank. Keep a look out for them in your street!

Queen’s Park: Saturday, Sunday, Monday.

Harrow Road: Tuesday, Wednesday,

Westbourne: Thursday, Friday.

Bunny’s Hidden Garden Hunt details here.

Online Houseplant Trouble Shooting 17th March 7 – 8pm

Please join our lovely friends at HCGA for a free online Houseplant Problems and How to Solve Them Workshop on Wednesday, 17 March from 7-8pm.  Participants need to BOOK A PLACE from here.

Bobby Ho has lots of top tips to help you get rid of any houseplant pests, diseases or disorders to help your houseplants survive and thrive and you can ask him a houseplant question too!

If you have a specific question, please email a photo of your houseplant problem in advance of the session and Bobby will try his best to help you to diagnose the problem and fix it; more info on this will be sent to you in your booking confirmation. Depending on time, we may only be able to answer one question per person.

Online Houseplant Care Workshop 10 March 7-8pm

Please join our lovely friends at HCGA for a free online Houseplant Care Workshop on Wednesday, 10 March from 7-8pm.  Participants need to BOOK A PLACE using this link.

HCGA recently ran a very informative Houseplant Workshop and are planning to repeat this for participants in our Westminster based projects.
Next week they will be running a trouble shooting houseplant session.

  

Bobby Ho will talk through the most important tips and tricks for caring for your houseplants and you can ask him a houseplant question too!

This online talk followed by a houseplant Q and A will provide lots of useful tips for beginner gardeners through to intermediate (and even some advanced areas).  Bring along one of your poorly houseplants to show us and get some help from Bobby Ho, a Hammersmith local and all-round plant nerd!

If you have a specific houseplant that you need Bobby’s help with, please email us a photo of the plant and Bobby will try his best to help you. Depending on the time, we may only be able to help you with one question each.

RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch

Sadly, we don’t feel able to hold our usual counting session in the park this year but the HCGA and  QP Community Council have some ideas to help you join in.

They will be giving away bird feeding kits which contain everything you need to take part in the bird count, along with lots of resources to help you make your own bird feeder to feed the birds in your garden or neighbourhood.

 

Notice of Annual General Meeting

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Monday, Jan 25th, 2021 at 6:00 pm London.

 

This will be a Zoom Event and you are very welcome to join us. Please email us in good time to obtain a link at gardens@nullqueenspark.org.
Ray will be at the virtual door to let everyone in.
Edited to add that the AGM report can be downloaded from here.

National Lockdown

We’re back into a full lockdown again but this time it’s colder. Our thoughts go out to all those people already struggling with illness, bereavement, unemployment and the devastating impact of the pandemic and the measures needed to control it until the vaccination programme starts to change things. You can find the full notes from the cabinet office here.

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown

You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible
Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open. Higher Education provision will remain online until mid February for all except future critical worker courses. If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work. If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others

You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one). You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason. Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

Tier Four

Help to keep yourself, your loved ones and the medical teams you may rely upon safe by following the new directives, however devastating it may be.

Government T4 page is here.

Details below taken from Westminster Newsletter:

Westminster – along with the rest of London – will enter Tier 4 lockdown restrictions from midnight tonight. This means that you cannot meet other people indoors, including over the Christmas period, unless you live with them, or they are part of your existing support bubble. Outdoors, you can only meet one person from another household. These rules will not be relaxed for Christmas.

Other rules that need to be followed in Tier 4 are as follows:  

  • You must stay home
  • All non-essential retail must close
  • Personal care such as hairdressers must close
  • Indoor gyms and leisure centres must close
  • Work from home if you can
  • You should not enter or leave the Tier 4 area
  • You can meet one other person outside your household in an outdoor public space
  • Communal worship is allowed if COVID-secure 

A formal review of the restrictions will take place on December 30.

Christmas: 

  • You can no longer continue with Christmas as planned
  • You must not mix with anyone outside your household over Christmas. 
  • Support bubbles can mix with one other household. 

Please visit the Government’s website for the latest information and further details. 

Christmas Rubbish & Recycling

Here is some information about the changes to the mixed recycling and rubbish collections over the festive period:

  • If your kerbside collection day is usually on a Friday:
    • Christmas Day, 25 December 2020
      • Our crews will not collect your mixed recycling or rubbish.
      • We are providing a special mixed recycling catch up collection on Saturday 26 December. There will be no special catch up collection for your rubbish, please use your next scheduled collection.
    • New Year’s Day, 1 January 2021
      • Our crews will collect your kerbside mixed recycling and rubbish as normal.

If your collection day falls on any other day not listed above, it will remain the same over the festive period.

For further info: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling

Christmas tree recycling

If you have a real Christmas tree, please remember to take it to one of our 25 real Christmas tree recycling points in Westminster so it can be recycled. Ours is by the Ilbert Street entrance of the park at the Fourth Avenue end or check here :https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling