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DECEMBER 2016 E-NEWSLETTER

12 December 2016 - 3:45pm
 
Welcome to Queen's Park Community Council's December E-Newsletter
 
Queen's Park Community Council Upcoming Meeting Dates 
Policy and Resources Committee Meeting – 14th December at 6.30pm
Neighbourhood Planning Committee - 4th January at 6.30pm  

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

All meetings are held in the Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL

Dear resident,

First, welcome to those of you who are new to this newsletter having signed up at a recent Council event. The Community Council has been very busy planning the upcoming Queen's Park Winter Fair and the designing the next edition of the Queen's Park Voice which will be out in the New Year. We would also like to thank all of our brilliant volunteers for all of their hard work at our Fireworks Display last Month.

We hope that you can come and enjoy the Festive Celebrations taking place in Queen's Park Gardens this Saturday!

Queen's Park Winter Fair

This Saturday, December 10th, the 3rd annual Winter Fair will take place in the park, from 2-4pm As well as mince pies, seasonal songs and a visiting Festive Donkeys there will be a children's lantern parade at 3pm and the opportunity to buy your Christmas Tree's from a local Youth Project.
The Council has worked very hard on this event and hope that you will be able to join us for some festive fun!

For further information about our Annual fairs please email: info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk


Over 50's Christmas Party 

Prior to the outdoor Winter Fair there will also be a Christmas lunch for over-50s with Queen's Park Council in partnership with A2Dominion Beethoven Centre, Open Age, City West Homes and Veolia Environmental which will be held in St Jude's Hall next door to the Gardens.

We will also be joined by the wonderful volunteers from the Community Champions project who will be handing out a limited number of Winter care packs before the Festive bingo and live entertainment. 'Wrapping' up with our Annual Christmas raffle!


The Queen's Park Voice 
 
The next edition of the Queen's Park Voice will be the first of 2017 and will be delivered in the last week of January. If you have any content suggestions for our future editions or have any good pictures of this weekend's Winter Fair, why not send them to us: If you have some free time to help Councillors to deliver the Queen's Park Voice to a local street email - info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk for a chance to feature.
 

Jobs and Training

 Queen's Park Council has worked with Queen's Park Library's Mahbuba Khan (who is also a QP Resident) and the new PDT Employment project team to negotiate that Queen's Park has a regular drop in session at the Library.

A couple of weeks ago the new employment adviser Shah Alam started his first session at Queen's Park Library. Shah will assist people who haven’t been working for a while to find a job or training that really suits them every Tuesday. 

The project will consist of:

* One - to- one with Personal adviser

* Links to good full and part time jobs

* Guidance on right training courses

* Work placements to build experience & confidence

* Support with childcare and work clothes

* Help create a good CV @ Queen’s Park Library Tuesdays 10:30am-12:30pm - Advice & Guidance  1:30-3:30pm CV & job search 

Nobody should be alone at Christmas

Everyone Active is opening the doors for free and treating guests who may be on their own to a free delicious home-cooked meal, followed by Christmas carols and movies, as well as a raffle for 450 isolated people over 65 in Westminster. Don't be shy, get in touch and book your FREE place by emailing porchesterhallevents@everyoneactive.com or call 0207 313 3850

Enjoy a Christmas Day Lunch with live entertainment in the company of others at Porchester Hall, Porchester Road, London, W2 5HS 

 

More Local Upcoming Events and Activities in Queen's Park 

Other important date for your diaries
 



Trees4Xmas Youth Project 

For the past four years, PYE has been involved in the sale of mainly cut and potted Abies Nordmainniana (Nordman Fir) Christmas trees, with a local church (St Lukes) in Queen's Park and the Millward Forestry.​

The project has created casual employment for a number of local youth throughout the winter months each year, supervised by adult volunteers, and creating a social benefit for the church, and trade for the supplier.

It is a triple whammy for customers, who obtain a quality product in terms of a holistic service of supply, including installation and tree disposal, employment of local young people, and trade for private business.

You can find the Tree4Xmas boys at this year's 3rd Annual Winter Festival on Saturday 10th December in Queen's Park Gardens from 2pm

To order a Christmas Tree and to support local youth visit www.trees4xmas.com or call Ryan or Leo on 07802826609

QPCC Dog Workshops with Canine Culture 

Queen's Park Community Council has funded a local dog expert Canine Culture to provide free dog training workshops to Queen's Park Residents. The next session will be in Queen's Park Gardens on Sunday 18th December at 2 - 3.30pm.

For further information please contact Crissie on  - canineculture@googlemail.com

QPCC wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year

Best wishes from all 12 of your Queen's Park Community Councillors and we will be back with another E-Newsletter in January  

 

For further information about the Council's Monthly E-Newsletter please email: info@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk