Category Archives: Local Community

Beginners Gardening Course

WAES and HCGA are holding a free, month long gardening course for beginners, covering a different topic each week.

Thursday 28th April 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Seed Sowing – How, When & Where.
Thursday 5th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Knowing your weeds, looking at common annual & perennial weeds (plant ID), different weeding techniques for each, use of edible and medicinal weeds.
Thursday 12th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Sustainable Gardening, composting (garden/leaf), making comfrey/nettle feed, growing for pollinators, using peat-free potting compost- what is it & why it’s essential.
Thursday 19th May 2022 at Queen’s Park Gardens 1:30pm to 3pm: Plant your Own Hanging basket.
Thursday 26th May 2022 – 10am to 2pm: Visit to Kew Gardens.

This gardening course is free, all you need to do is…

*Complete an enrolment form
*Show your ID at enrolment
*Be a resident of Westminster borough
*Attend every week

FOR INFO AND BOOKINGS please email: bookings@nullhcga.org.uk

5th March 22 session

The weather was kind to us on Saturday.

Ray tidied the brambles before joining the rest of the team to turn the compost heap.

Our next session is organised for Saturday, 12th March 2022, starting at 10 am and running through the morning until 1 pm. You are welcome to join us at any time within those hours, for as little or long as you like.

We meet in the Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens with all equipment provided – just wear sensible clothing and bring plenty of enthusiasm. You can turn up for as long or as short a time as you want. We will be working in the open air with social distancing and as always, weather permitting!

Following on from this Saturday, our schedule of sessions for the rest of March, are as follows:

Saturday 12th March 2022
Saturday 19th March 2022
Saturday 26th March 2022

We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.

Friends’ Gardening Sessions Resumed

 

We are happy to announce we are back in our boots! 

We begin our new schedule of regular, weekly Wildlife Area sessions this Saturday.

Our first session is organised for Saturday, 26th February 2022, starting at 10 am and running through the morning until 1 pm.  You are welcome to join us at any time within those hours, for as little or long as you like.

We meet in the Wildlife Area of Queen’s Park Gardens with all equipment provided – just wear sensible clothing and bring plenty of enthusiasm. You can turn up for as long or as short a time as you want. We will be working in the open air with social distancing and as always, weather permitting!

Following on from this Saturday, our schedule of sessions for March, are as follows:

Saturday 5th March 2022
Saturday 12th March 2022
Saturday 19th March 2022
Saturday 26th March 2022

We look forward to seeing you soon.

If you would like to join our mailing list, please drop us a line via the Contact Form.

Free Healing Course

Our lovely HCGA has joined forces with RBKC to provide a 5 week course to learn the healing properties of herbs.  This takes place in the Canalside Activity Centre by Sainsbury’s.

The first session is from 10am to noon on Wednesday (23rd Feb 2022) so get in touch with bookings@nullhcga.org.uk if you would like to join or need more information.

Dog Run Re-turfing


The eastern end of the dog run has been re-turfed and will be closed until it has rooted. Please access the other end of the run from the mid-Ilbert Street gate.  Dogs must be kept on their leads in all other areas of the park. Thank you.


Our wonderful team of ad-hoc volunteers have spread wood chip around the muddier access points of the Wildlife Area.  We’d like to thank Ulla and HCGA who sourced this for us.

Finally, we would like to thank everyone who attended our virtual AGM. The annual report will be available soon, and summarised in the year review.

 

 

Christmas Tree Recycling

Once again, our park is one of the four local sites for real tree recycling. Please remove ALL decorations. Try to keep the area tidy and fit for its intended purpose. Trees can be recycled from 28th December 21 until the end of day 11 January 2022. (To find your nearest site visit: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling)

There are no planned changes to collection days for recycling and rubbish collections over Christmas and New Year. Your collection day(s) will remain as normal.

You can check your collection days and times here.

For the latest info: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/xmas-recycling


Christmas Chill Club

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.