Category Archives: Wildlife Area

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.

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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.

Paths Refreshed

Thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday morning in the chilly breeze.

The main purpose was to spread the wood chip generously given by tree surgeons working locally and the magnificent effort certainly warmed everyone up!

The paths look great and are much nicer to walk on now.




Armistice events at St John’s Church

Five days in November will see events to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War at St John’s Church, Kensal Green.

Everyone is welcome to support and join in with these events. If you’ve never experience live, classical music, Friday’s event is a wonderful opportunity for a short taster. The events are free but donations will be most welcome.

Pupils and staff from Ark Franklin, Kensal Rise and Bales College will visit the church over three days to see the war memorial and reflect on themes of war and peace.

On Friday 9th November there will be a free classical concert at 7.30pm (more details at the bottom of this post) followed by refreshments, in support of the Royal British Legion and on Saturday 10th November there will be a coffee morning at 11.30am. A sing along with Sue Kennet of popular songs follows at 4pm with Afternoon Tea.

On Sunday 11th November the two minutes silence and wreath laying takes place at 11am in church.

Fr David Ackerman, Vicar of St John’s says:

“We mark this year the centenary of the end of the First World War and on the 11th remember all those whose lives were given in the service of others. Remembering means not forgetting. Not forgetting the freedoms we enjoy or the peace we can take for granted, but also not forgetting those who have died fighting for our freedom.

The concert on the 9th November will include piano music written after the war for one hand, a reminder of the human cost of war. I hope especially that many will come to this concert and it has been planned for under an hour so that families might come.

All our events support the work of the Royal British Legion, which does so much for ex-servicemen and women today”

Friday’s concert will be as follows:

Piotr Rozanski – piano
Romana Szczepaniak – violin
Jaga Klimaszewska – violina
Stella Nedeva – viola
Sophie Gledhill – cello

A.Skriabin – Preludium and Nocturne op.9 for the left hand
R.Ryterband – Souvenir d’un bal for left hand – UK premiere
W.A.Mozart – Divertimento in D major K.136
E.Elgar – Nimrod – Enigma Variations
E.Elgar – Quartet in E minor


QPG Hub 2018-2019 Registration Day

QPG REGISTRATION DAY IS MONDAY 23RD JULY 9AM TO 8PM – DON’T MISS OUT! This coming Monday 23rd July the QPG Community & Sports Hub will be open all day between 9 am and 8 pm for membership registrations, whether you are signing up as an adult for free QPG Bootcamp sessions throughout the year or signing up your child or children for our low-cost Summer Holiday Camps or free weekly sports sessions, this is your opportunity to do so. This quick, easy and convenient sign-up day is a great opportunity to find out all about the services we offer to the Community throughout the year. We also have a limited number of spaces for non-residents as well, so if you know anyone who can benefit from the impressive list of activities on offer to help us to spread the word prior to Monday. E-mail for more information. Kindest regards, QPG Team.

Bumble Bees and Hover Flies in the meadow

Did you know it is “Bees Needs Week 2018″?

Longterm Friend, gardener, environmentalist and local Councillor Ray Lancashire took these stunning photographs in the Wildlife Meadow during Saturday’s baking hot gardening session.

You can read more about the work Hover Flies do here . Bumblebee info here.


QPG Spring Summer Community Schedule

Our glorious Queen’s Park Community Hub are well into their Spring and Summer sessions.

This is a real triumph of effort on the part of Cllr Ryan Dalton and his indefatigable team. Website here.

Take a look below, for the schedule of events & classes taking place in the park and at the hub in Kilburn Lane.

Get ready for Half Term special activities here.

Don’t forget that you can support them by donating to QPG via this link.

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Half Term QPG Hub Activities

To sign up for upcoming May half-term holiday camp days please e-mail:

You can contact Ryan Dalton – The QPG Hub Director

on 0203 5812342 or 07802826609

There are also lots of works taking place at the QPG Hub to ensure the safety and happiness of your child remains the forefront of our mission. Works taking place include a new soft grass outdoor play area.

Love Sports? Good with Children?

Are you interested in volunteering with QPG? E-mail to find out more about our projects or check out Westminster’s Do It Page to see our latest available roles in Westminster & Brent.