Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but no group community gardening is taking place.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs. Read our notes here.
Stay at home
Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (if you can’t work from home).
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
Wash your hands for 20 seconds as soon as you get home.
Do not meet others, even friends or family.
You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.
You can remain infectious for a period after you seem to have recovered.
There are many unknowns about this virus. Seek out the provenance of advice and try to stick to substantiated facts.
Our park has so many treasures during April and May. The trees are enjoying their new leaves and blossoms. Wild flowers are blooming and birds are caring for their hungry chicks.
Be kind to your neighbours and community. We are all dealing with varied and difficult challenges.
Some familiar faces are doing remarkable things to keep everyone going.
The work of the Queen’s Park Gardens Community and Sports Hub is dear to our hearts. They are currently assisting the most vulnerable and shielded residents in our community with hot meals (from food provided by The Felix Project and meals created by Ida) and care package support. If you feel you can contribute to the great work they are doing, please visit their Just Giving page to make a small donation (they’ll accept a large one too!).
You might also like to investigate some of the uplifting personal tales being told by customers and staff on Ida’s Instagram account, a beloved restaurant in our community.
Covid-19: Our park is still open at the moment but no community gardening is taking place. If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs. Read our notes here.
In line with the most recent government directives regarding the Coronavirus, our group can no longer work in the gardens, regrettably.
Whilst our activities could be regarded as the allowed ‘once-a-day exercise’, we cannot risk endangering the health of our wonderful, dedicated band of long-standing volunteers and we must protect the lives of the NHS carers upon whom we depend by promoting, encouraging and exercising social-distancing.
We are doing what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and we hope you will join us.
For the time being, the park will remain open for solitary exercise but all group activities must cease and small groups will be dispersed. Do not attempt to use the outdoor gym.
Combine dog walking with your once-a-day exercise.
Stay safe. Go out if you must, but be careful and mindful of others.
We are so grateful to the many people who have joined us in the past and sincerely hope to resume our sessions at a safe point in the future.
More information is available from Queen’s Park Community Council’s webpage. You may have witnessed the most recent council meeting in the park, exercising strict social distancing. This was held at 6pm, before the Prime Minister’s latest announcement.
Westminster City Council’s email newsletters are a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest news, offers and events.For more regular updates on our services and activities, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
The willow dome has been persistently vandalised over the years. It reduced to an arch and more recently to one small wall of whips. We hope that our new planting with be left alone long enough to establish itself and are grateful for the kind donation.
Our other planting addition was a crab apple tree, which should be delightful in the spring.
We will begin the count in the Wildlife Area at 1pm and it will last an hour, on Monday, 27th January 2020. Andrew from the RSPB will be in attendance and you are welcome to join us but please arrive early as we aim to start the count promptly.