Category Archives: Environment

Christmas in Queen’s Park

The Queen’s Park Community Council have some lovely events coming up and are looking for volunteers to help.   Please email Shuwanna or call 020 8960 5644 to get involved.

  • Saturday 4th December, Community Clean up: Festive edition
  • Saturday 4th December, Winter Festival 
  • Monday 6th to Thursday 9th December, Santa Truck 
  • Wednesday 8th December, Festive Community Lunch

You  can read more in their newsletter here which includes notices of upcoming meetings.


Saturday 4th December, 3pm–6pm (Donkey rides from 1pm) in Queen’s Park Gardens.

Queen’s Park Winter Festival
The Annual Queen’s Park Winter Festival will be held on Saturday 4th December. The event will feature Santa’s grotto and photo booth, carolling, wreath making, smores, kids snowball fight, donkey rides and much more! This event is free to attend, and no registration is required.


Saturday 4th December from 10am meeting in the Wildlife Area, Queen’s Park Gardens

Community Clean up: Festive edition 
Join in ahead of this year’s Winter Festival. Wear your Santa hats, Elf ears, etc, and don’t forget to bring a mug for a warm cup of hot chocolate or mulled wine afterwards!
Please call 020 8960 5644 or email Millie for more information.


Monday 6th – Thursday 9th December from 4pm–6pm  throughout the streets of Queen’s Park ward

Watch out for the Queen’s Park Santa Truck which will return to the streets of Queen’s Park again this year. Each and every street will receive a visit from Santa and Mrs Claus. Listen out for the music and head out to wave hello! The Santa Truck will be collecting food donations for the Granville Community Kitchen and hampers for the vulnerable in our community. Please give if you can. 


Tuesday 7th December 2021 from 10am

Queen’s Park Walk. There is one more Well-Being walk left in the HCGA schedule. More info here. The walks are free and all you need to do is…Book a place by emailing bookings@nullhcga.org.uk, complete an enrolment form, show your ID at enrolment, meet up in good time at Queen’s Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, London, W10 4NE


Weds 8th December from 12 Noon – 3pm, The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL

Festive Community Lunch 
You are invited to attend the Queen’s Park Festive Community Lunch for a free roast lunch with mince pies and mulled wine (Halal and Vegetarian option too), Christmas carolling, the Big Queen’s Park Quiz, well-being activities and more.  Please call 020 8960 5644 or 074 6962 6649 or email Shuwanna to book.

This event is supported by Eco World, Community Champions, ESP Foundation, Open Age, Age UK, The Avenues Youth Project, QPG Hub, M&S, A2Dominion Beethoven Centre and the Queen’s Park Primary School who all helped in bringing this celebration together.  


Sunday 12th December, 12pm–1pm The Dog Run in Queen’s Park Gardens.

Pre-Christmas Dog Socialising Class
Join Canine Culture for a free pre-Christmas dog socialising class.

  • Keeping your dog safe and happy during the holiday
  • Advice on food
  • Emergency contacts

Please call Crissie on 07949 523 710 or email Crissie.


Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd December in the W.E.C.H Community Centre

LEGO Disco Crimbo – 11am to 3pm each day, full of fun, music, active games, stories, LEGO, and more! Free lunches for kids eligible for free school meals. Local families from W2, W9, W10 only please. HANDS, FACE, SPACE. Booking essential via Eventbrite.


Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st December in the W.E.C.H Community Centre

Chill Club (age 11 – 16) – 11am to 3pm each day – Christmas Holiday Club for ages 11-16 people living in W2, W9, W10. Activities, Discussion, Fun, Snowballs, Nerf, Games, FOOD, Creative activities, or just chillin’ with friends. HANDS, FACE, SPACE. Booking essential via Eventbrite.


Subscribe the the QPCC newsletter (scroll to the bottom) and to be first to learn of events and meetings, plus ongoing important local info. (latest one is here).


Queen’s Park library have some events in December. Pop in from the cold to see their notice board and borrow a good book. You can check here as well.


St John’s Church has a series of festive events which Father David has tweeted about here.


St Luke’s and St Emmanuel’s will also have events but they’re not listed online.


Please try to shop locally, if you can.


Walking for Health

HCGA will be running a series of walks throughout 2021 and 2022 in association with WAES, RBK&C and Westminster Libraries. The next few start at 10am and are on Tuesdays through November and December.

Booking is essential for all walks. Walk finish times will vary depending on location and walk, please ask for details when booking.  Walk lengths vary from 3-6 miles and will be slow/moderately paced, with opportunities for wildlife watching and sight-seeing.

Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions, wear appropriate footwear for walking and bring a packed lunch and water. Some locations may have a café and other facilities.

The walks are free and all you need to do is…

*Book a place by emailing us at: bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

*Complete an enrolment form

*Show your ID at enrolment

*Meet up in good time at Queen’s Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, London, W10 4NE

TUESDAY 9th November 2021 10am KENSAL RISE CEMETERY WALK 

TUESDAY 23rd November 2021 10am CANALSIDE WALK

TUESDAY 7th December 2021 10am QUEEN’S PARK WALK

 

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!

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.

Neighbourhood Clean Up

Join us in celebrating World Environment Day and the Great British Spring Clean in Queen’s Park with a community clean up! ♻️

10am to 12pm on Saturday, 5th June 2021.

Starting at Queen’s Park Gardens, join one of our litter champions as they lead group litter picks across the neighbourhood as part of the Great British Spring Clean.

Register your interest here.

Important information:

  • Litter pickers and bin hoops will be provided. ♻️ 🚮 ♻️
  • Please bring your own masks and gloves. 😷🧤

Mental Health Awareness Week: Local Explorer Trail


If you’re prepared to dodge the showers, now is a great time to join the self-guided Queen’s Park Explorer Trail.

It is a fascinating way to explore your neighbourhood – from First Avenue’s All Star Boxing Gym to the Paradise on Kilburn Lane,  you can discover the local history on this explorer trail.

Download the flyer here. There’s one for Little Venice here too.

Queen’s Park in Bloom 2021

Now is the time to brighten up your window boxes and front gardens as our judges will be  out and about in the last week of May/first week of June, looking for green fingered residents deserving of a certificate of commendation.

Winners will be able to claim their prize at the Queen’s Park Festival on 7th August.

If you want any help or advice with your garden why not pop by and meet your local community gardener Ulla Johnson, or join our weekly gardening sessions held in the Rose Garden every Thursday Morning 10- 12pm?  More info here.

HCGA                                                                         Queen’s Park Community Council

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.