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The Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

The Queen’s Park Neighbourhood Plan Referendum

Queen’s Park Community Council is committed to developing our neighbourhood as one with a strong sense of community, where diversity and difference are valued and celebrated. Our vision is of a community with access to the best possible facilities and services and a natural environment for all to live safely and healthily. Adopting a Neighbourhood Plan can help us achieve this, so we encourage all residents to register to vote and participate in the upcoming Neighbourhood Plan referendum on Thursday, 21st October 2021.

More information here.

 

Covid-19: We’ve paused our official gardening sessions until we feel it is safe for us to return, as we work in public spaces. You may sometimes find some of our core team working to maintain parts of the park. If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.
Ulla is running her Thursday morning sessions. More details here.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Community Lunch 

The QPCC invite all residents to join us for a community lunch and an afternoon of games and activities. The perfect opportunity to meet new people, reconnect with neighbours, and learn more about QPCC activities and how to get involved. Please register here if you wish to attend.

13:00 – 15:00
Saturday 25th September 2021
St. Jude’s Hall, Fifth Avenue
W10 4DN

Community clean-up

Celebrating and protecting our local environment.

Following on from the QPCC’s successful event in June, which saw 20 bags of litter taken off of the streets of Queen’s Park, they will be hosting another Queen’s Park Community Clean-Up to tie in with the Great Green Week this Saturday the 25th of September.

11:00 – 13:00
Saturday 25th September 2021, Queen’s Park Gardens
(Wildlife area)

Sign up for your place on Eventbrite, phoning 07776 683 760 or by emailing Millie.

♻️ Westminster Recycling Champions and Veolia will be providing equipment and hosting a stall to give information on recycling in the ward to residents on the day.

♻️ A QPCC stand where will be engaging with residents to hear their views on our work as a council and their priorities for the area.

♻️ There will be a number of volunteer ‘Litter Champions’ who will lead small groups to different areas of the ward. If you would like to be involved in the event by volunteering to lead or support a group or otherwise, please email Millie.

♻️ The Community Clean Up will be followed by a community lunch held in the Beethoven Centre to thank all litter champions and QPCC volunteers!

Free Dog Training

QPCC are offering a free, four week dog training course with Crissie from Canine Culture to address behavioural issues for dogs after lockdown.

There are ten places and you must register by calling Crissie on 07949 523 719 or email canineculture@nullgooglemail.com.

Mid-morning on these Sundays: 12th, 19th & 26th September and 3rd October.

 

 

Covid-19: We’ve paused our official gardening sessions until we feel it is safe for us to return, as we work in public spaces. You may sometimes find some of our core team working to maintain parts of the park. If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.
Ulla is running her Thursday morning sessions. More details here.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

August Ideas

Sign up for Westminster’s activity update email hereThis is what we learned from it this week:

GET CREATIVE WITH CITY LIONS: Our Summer Creative Challenges kick off on Friday with four exciting tasks to keep your teen creative this August. Sign up today to be in with a chance of winning e-vouchers and tickets to the Serpentine Galleries and Westminster Abbey. Find out more and register today.

CELEBRATE THE WINDRUSH GENERATION AT MAIDA HILL: The Windrush Generation has contributed massively to the British economy and culture. To celebrate, we’ve partnered up with local businesses and residents to put on a cultural market on Saturday 14 August, 10am to 4pm, at Maida Hill Market, W9. There will be a range of food, literature, arts and crafts, photos, and interactive events.

Home Away From Hive installation on Exhibition Road
BEE-INSPIRED ACTIVITY DAY: A free outdoor event for families and community groups offering fun hands-on activities with artists and nature experts to get to know the bees and insects that share our City and how we can look after them. Part of the South Ken Green Trail.

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WANDER ART: Presented by Grosvenor and Alter Projects, Wander Art is London’s newest and largest outdoor gallery with a series of installations across Mayfair showcasing the most exciting and innovative outdoor art installations from 12 world-renowned artists.

ENJOY WESTMINSTER FOR LESS WITH CITY SAVE: There are some great offers to be had with your Westminster City Save card during the next few months:

Joining City Save is quick and easy and is an ideal way to experience everything Westminster has to offer.

Summer Festival Success

After a rainy start to the day, the sun shined and everybody had fun. Thank you for visiting us in the Wildlife Area.

Queen’s Park Gardens Dog Show

This year’s Summer Festival will include everyone’s favourites with two stages, kids’ entertainment, delicious food show, family sports and games in the park,  the over 50’s party and it all kicks off with the Dog Show between 11 & 12 (just before the main festival begins).

THE DOG SHOW IS BACK!!!

This fun family friendly event is now ticketed for your safety. Reserve your place here.

The categories are :

  • Ms Diva
  • Mr Slick
  • Pup Idol
  • Best Rescue
  • Best Dog Costume

Please read the new rules carefully:

Hand gel on entry. You must remain in family groups at 2m distance at all times. Highly vulnerable people attending. Please look after each other and stay safe.

Lego Bubble!

Adults drink tea while the kids parteeee!
An hour of fun activities for children under 10.
For local families living in W2, W9 & W10 ONLY on 26th, 27th & 28th July 2021.
ONE TICKET PER FAMILY. Choose your session by booking here.
Please note that all bookings say Lancefield Street  but the days are as follows:
  • MONDAY in MOZART PLAY AREA (Off Lancefield Street)
  • TUESDAY in BRINLEY PLAYGROUND (Alfred Road off Canal)
  • WEDNESDAY in WARWICK ESTATE PLAY AREA (Lapworth Court)

Outdoor games and activities – GIANT LEGO, GIANT BUBBLES

Summer 2021 Activites

It doesn’t always feel like we’re having much of a summer but we remain optimistic.

Queen’s Park Community Council are holding the summer festival and for 13-17 years olds, ten days of summer camp. These will be dependent upon the status of the pandemic and will require pre-booking.  There are Lego Bubble parties for the under 10’s in the last week of July.

Summer Festival!!

Everyone’s favourites with two stages, kids’ entertainment, the Dog Show (11 -to 12), delicious food show, family sports and games in the park and the over 50’s party (from 12 to 3). Scroll down for the flyer with list of acts and activities expected. (Register here for the Dog Show).

7th August from noon until 6pm. Book your place here.

Queen’s Park Community Council are taking extra measures to ensure this event can go ahead! There will be a ONE WAY system with the ENTRY at Fourth Avenue. 

Details about the summer camp here.

Covid-19: We’ve paused our official gardening sessions until we feel it is safe for us to return, as we work in public spaces. You may sometimes find some of our core team working to maintain parts of the park. If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.
Ulla is running her Thursday morning sessions. More details here.
If you use the Wildlife Area, please respect those who are seeking a quiet area, free from joggers and dogs.

Summer Camp for 13 – 17 year olds

Lizzy has curated ten days of summer camp fun!

NON STOP activities. FREE. Star in a film, create a fresh sound track, paint a graffiti backdrop, or just enjoy an adventure on the canal. Our film will capture your Summer 2021 memories!
REGISTER NOW – last few spaces
  • 11am – 4pm* daily (mon-fri)
  • Paddle-boarding / trampoline/ skateboarding / music production / drumming / graffiti / survival / life skills / street first aid ALL INCLUDED
  • Free lunch
  • Free practical workshops
  • New skills – new people – new perspective – new opportunities
  • People aged 13 – 17
  • W2/W9/W10 only
  • Covid-19 secure – mainly outdoors

* flexible hours

From 9th August to 20th August 2021.  Book your place here or call for more info 07511 590 997.

Summer Camp Job Opportunity: If you are between 18 & 25 and would like to get some work experience during this period, please get in touch via this link.