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APRIL 2016 E-NEWSLETTER

14 April 2016 - 9:00am

 
Dear Resident
Welcome to Queen's Park Council's April E-Newsletter
Queen's Park Community Council Upcoming Meeting Dates 
 

Full Council – 20th April (From 6.00pm in Office 1 of the Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue)

Policy and Resources – 27th April (From 6.30pm in Office 1 as above)

Neighbourhood Planning – 4th May (From 6.30pm in Office 1 as above)

Annual Statutory Meeting of Council 2016 – 18th May (From 6.00pm in the main hall of the Beethoven Centre)

Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings where there will be an opportunity to ask any questions and raise any concerns.

Meetings are held at QPCC Office 1 of the Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL

Queen's Park's very own gardener 

Work by the Hammersmith Community Gardens Association in Queen’s Park Gardens began last month, following the award of a contract for an enhanced management scheme. Hopefully residents have begun to notice brightly coloured flyers and posters announcing community gardening sessions on Thursdays from 10–12 with our new part- time community gardener, Ulla Johnson. We have heard loud and clear through consultation with residents that everyone wants to see improvements to the Rose Garden. Expect to see a steady swell of changes in the flowerbeds there as we head towards summer.

This is your park and we want to hear more about what you’d like to see happening. It isn’t all digging and planting, we’ve got plans from scarecrow-making sessions to autumn bulb planting and winter tree dressing fun – but we know you have great ideas too. If you want to know more and get involved, please contact Ulla onulla@hcga.org.uk or 07866 516639. We’ll also have regular posts on the QPCC and HCGA websites, updates on social media and in our monthly newsletter.

Views on the Voice?

The Spring edition of Queen’s Park Voice is about to go off to the printers and will be delivered door-to-door at the end of the month. Could you spare an hour to help us with deliveries? We are looking for new recruits to the team of volunteers who deliver the quarterly newsletter in their own street or block. In addition, we are seeking a small number of workers who will be paid an hourly rate to deliver to those streets and blocks where we lack volunteers. Email info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk  if you are interested and were aged 16 or over on September 1 2015.

And a big thank you to all those who have helped us deliver the Voice in the past.

The Summer issue of the Voice will be put together by local residents over the next couple of months. Any ideas for articles or subjects that could be featured? Would you like to share some news or views with your neighbours? Email queensparkvoicenews@gmail.com or contact the QPCC director or one of your 12 councillors, via info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk.

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour 

As the weather gets warmer, antisocial behaviour – which includes littering, smoking drugs in public places and speeding mopeds and cars - tends to increase.
Dave Hammond, ward officer for Queen’s Park, says it is always worth reporting antisocial behaviour because it helps the police build up a picture of what is going on. Residents have told him they don’t bother calling because they think the police won’t respond.

But PC Hammond says every call is logged and each time he comes on duty he reads through all the calls that have been made in Queen's Park. If you want to report antisocial behaviour to the police, use the non-emergency number 101. Any other enquiries email westminsterqueenspark.snt@met.police.uk.
The next police ward panel meeting, at which residents are welcome, is on June 23rd at 6.30pm at St Jude’s Hall on Ilbert Street.

A future for the Avenues 

Avenues Youth Project is an independent charity which has delivered youth work on the same site on Third Avenue since 1979. After school and at weekends the centre hosts activities for children and young people aged 8-19.

In addition, the Avenues Youth Project working with specialist partners has delivered workshops focusing on diverting children away from gangs and extremism and challenging exploitation.  The Project is open Tuesday to Saturday, and currently averages 140 attendances a week.

Since 2000 the Avenues Trustees have secured over £3.5m in private funding, to bolster the £1.5m received in public funding. But the Project’s future is in doubt following a decision by Westminster City Council to cut youth services by 100% from September this year. With its future is in jeopardy, the Avenues Youth Project is reaching out to the local community for support. Queen’s Park Community Councillors were recently invited to a round table discussion, and the Project would like to invite other members of the local community who are interested to get in touch.

For a guided tour of the building, to lend support or find out more please contact the Interim Director, Fabian Sharp fabian@avenues.org.uk or visit the websitewww.avenues.org.uk 
 

Feel Good Fridays !
Feel Good Fridays are coming to Queen's Park soon, free afternoon sessions
of fun, arts and crafts, or £1 with an additional creche service. Based on
the great success of 'Well-being Wednesdays' Kimberley from the Community
Champions Project and Imogen of the Friends in Need project from Depression
Alliance have joined forces.These classes are a wonderful way to
connect with other residents and neighbours. E-Mail : Kimberley@pdt.org.uk
What's On Locally

Free health checks
Aged 40-74? Book now for your FREE NHS Health Check - In just 30 minutes a­nd find out how healthy you are and how you can help prevent diabetes, heart disease, dementia and stroke. Call us on: 020 7099 3333 or visit 
londonhealthtrainers.com to find out when and where we will be in your area. It is a free appointment that could potentially save your life.

Queen’s Park Nursery Club 
Drop-In activities including action rhymes and singing for babies, toddlers and children under five. The garden is also available for outdoor activities. Please bring a piece of fruit which will be shared at snack time.
 
Date: Monday-Friday, 9.30-11.30am and 1-3pm
Age: 0-5
Venue: Queen’s Park Children Centre, 88 Bravington Road, W9
 
Queen’s Park Families Drop-In 
A fun, welcoming and friendly drop-in for families with pre-school children in Queens Park run by local charities Creative Futures and PDT
 
Date: Wednesdays (including during school holidays)
 
Age: 9.30am-12.00pm (9.30-10.30 for parents with children under 12 months only; 10.30-12 for all under 4s) Venue: St Jude’s Hall, 67 Ilbert Street, W10 4QL
 
Open Age over 50’s classes 

Line Dancing 
Whether you’re a complete novice or a line dancing pro come along for a lively & fun class.

Date: Fridays 2pm – 3pm for £1
Age: Over 50’s
Venue: Open Age, Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL – Call the Hub on 02072662776
 
Other QP Library events 
Every third Monday 7pm and 8pm – Read the book of the month with a lovely local group.
Shared reading group, with short stories for adults every Tuesday at 3.30 – 5.30pm   
Under 5’s parents and toddler sessions every Wednesday and Friday 10.30am – 12pm


With best wishes from your 12 Queen's Park Community Councillors: Musa Ahmed, Philip Andokou, Katie Cowan, Ryan Dalton, Joe Fernandes, Gill Fitzhugh, Julius Hogben, Emma Morgan, Eartha Pond, Susanna Rustin, Angela Singhate, Emma Sweeney.

 

 

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