Winter tidying

Recently, Charlotte brought some willow cut-offs from her garden and she planted them, for which we thank her.

Neil refilled the bug hotel and Ray laid some woodland walk path where people are cutting through.

A father brought his 3 year old son and they were wonderfully helpful by picking litter, and came back with a huge bag full!

 

 

 

Our next session is on Saturday, 16th February from 10am until 12, noon.

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Information about recent animal poisoning

You may have read on social media and neighbourhood forums, that there have been incidents of extreme sickness and even mortality in various open spaces, including our very own Queen’s Park Gardens.

Our heartfelt sympathies are extended to the owners of any pets who have suffered as a result of this awful sadness.

Local resident, Crissie Chambers of Canine Culture and our local Westminster Warden, Nuno Reis  have been working together to keep local residents informed and you may have had an educational notice through your door if you live close to the park.

We thought it would be helpful to put it on our website. Please feel free to share this on your own social media.  Thank you.

How Many Birds?

 

With great thanks to the vast knowledge of Andrew from the RSPB, we had a glorious bird count in the park for their Garden Birdwatch.

Our friends,  the Cheeky Rascals Child Minding Group were also counting in the Wildlife Area, where we began. The children were so energised and interested.

 

 

We were there for 11 mins & saw:
Blackbirds
Carrion Crows
Goldfinch
Great tit
Blue tits
House sparrows
Robin
Wood pigeons
1 Feral pigeons

 

We moved over to the Rose Garden for a more sustained session for the prescribed one hour, and this is the count submitted to the RSPB.

Blackbirds
Blue tits
Carrion Crows
Goldfinch
Great tit
15 House sparrows
Robin
Wood pigeons
8 Feral pigeons
1 Dunnock
1 Coal tit
1 Chaffinch
1 Common Gull
1 Grey Heron (flying overhead)

 

Why not consider becoming a member of the RSPB to support all the great work they do and learn much more?  Andrew came to us from the Central London group who hold a variety of meetings and talks.

 

 

These were our results last year.

Free Dog Advice & Workshop

*Canine Culture and QPCC Presents*

FREE DOG WORKSHOP!

Dog workshops, classes for puppies & small dogs and one-on-one sessions all take place in the Dog Exercise Area of Queen’s Park Gardens.

Dog Owners are invited to come along with their dogs for help with training such as pulling on lead, recall and socialising.

The next session will be:

Saturday, 2nd February 2019 from 11:30 am – 12:45 am

       ‘No extension leads please’     ‘Walking to heel’     ‘Recall, barking and fear aggression’

Ilbert Street, W10 4QJ

 ANY advice about being safe AROUND DOGS or any other Dog Training issues, please feel free to contact Crissie on 07949 523 71O.       

WWW.QUEENSPARKCOMMUNITYCOUNCIL.GOV.UK

PLEASE NOTE: Leaflets containing information regarding recent cases of poisonous substances being left in the park and public places will be given out, and pet owners can come for advice

Gardening Workshops in W12

Our wonderful gardening friends at HCGA are holding some workshops at their W12 site.

This is a great opportunity to learn new gardening skills.

Saturday 19th January, Pruning Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Learn how to correctly prune your fruit trees, bushes and flowering plants at this informative
practical workshop. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 9th February, Willow Weaving Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
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Make beautiful creations to take home as well as contributing to larger structures for the farm. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Saturday 23rd February, Grafting Workshop

10am – 1pm, Phoenix Farm, Bloemfontein Road, W12 0RQ
Graft your own fruit tree to take home. Booking required, please call 07890 514 050 or email
 bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

Start the Year in the Park

Happy New Year!   We wish you all a very healthy 2019.

Astrid and the team are gardening in January and we’d love you to join us.

We are planning gardening sessions on Saturday 12th and Saturday 19th January between 10am and 1pm weather permitting (if it is raining it will be cancelled at short notice).

Hopefully we’ll see some of you at one session or another.  Any queries please use the contact form.

Click for more details.

 


Please remember to take your completely undressed Christmas trees to the collection pen on Ilbert Street (by the Rose Garden gate). Do no fly-tip – it diverts council funds that could be better used elsewhere. Details Here.

A New Year’s Concert

We are thrilled to announce that Father David, of St John’s Church on Kilburn Lane, has chosen three local causes (of which we are one!) to benefit from a free classical concert from The Vaska Quartet, to be held in the church. The programme includes, Haydn, Handel, Mozart, Chopin and Mendelssohn.

It is taking place on Saturday, 26th January 2019 at 6pm, for one hour.

The concert and refreshments are sponsored by The Village Vet and there will be a retiring collection to benefit:

Real Action, the literacy charity based In Queen’s Park
The Queen’s Park Gardens Community Sports Hub and
The Friends of Queen’s Park Gardens

We would like to thank Father David for thinking of us.