Welcome to Queen's Park Community Council's June E-Newsletter
Queen's Park Community Council Upcoming Meeting Dates
Policy and Resources – 29 June at 6.30pm
Neighbourhood Planning – 6 July at 6.30pm
Communications and Events - 13 July 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 at the Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL
Your Community Summer Festival Needs You!
Our Summer Festival is due to be held on Saturday 6 August in Queen's Park Gardens, Ilbert Street, and we are looking for local people to get involved. The success of this event - featuring food, music, stalls and activities - would not be possible without volunteers. In previous years, they have been commissioned to help deliver leaflets, run stalls, assist with children's activities, steward crowds and collect litter. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact festival coordinator Ryan Dalton on firstname.lastname@example.org, or come along to the next meeting of the festival steering group in the QPCC office in the Beethoven Centre, on Wednesday 29 June at 3pm.
Summer Festival Auditions: Queen's Park's Got Talent
For the Summer Festival, 'Queen's Park's Got Talent' auditions are being held, where the festival's stage manager will be looking for singers, dancers, rappers, comedians, and even dancing dogs to audition for a chance to perform on the main stage.
The auditions will be held on Saturday 2nd July between 12 and 4pm in the main hall of the Beethoven Centre - If you would like to book an audition time, please email the stage manager Jacquie at email@example.com or pop in and pick up an application form from the front desk of the Beethoven Centre from Monday 27th June.
Queen's Park in Bloom
Prizes in the Annual Front Garden Competition will be awarded at the Summer Festival and it isn't too late to enter. It doesn't matter whether you've got a few pots or a flower bed - if your front garden is a riot of colour, make sure we know about it! Encourage your neighbours and friends to enter too!
Our top prize is worth £100 and a new award is open to Newcomer Gardeners who have never entered before. Pick up an entry form at the Beethoven Centre on Third Avenue, in the library, or email firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for entries is July 9th.
Thank you for your important feedback
Thanks to the 28 residents who responded to our call-out for comments on a request to QPCC by The Avenues Youth Project for funding. The comments received were unanimously in favour, and at a council meeting on Jun 16 QPCC councillors voted to approve a grant to The Avenues of £20,000 for the year 2016/17.
The urgent request from The Avenues came in the wake of a decision by Westminster City Council to stop funding to what QPCC believes is a vital service. The QPCC grant will be put towards the salary of a senior youth worker and will be match-funded by The Avenues - meaning each pound contributed by Queen's Park residents via the QPCC must be matched by fundraising from other sources.
The Queen's Park Voice
The Summer edition of the Queen's Park Voice magazine is out next month. Can you help deliver The Voice in your street or block? Even 45 minutes of your time would be valuable to us.
The Queen's Park Community Council business plan 2016-18 was approved by the council this month and will be launched on July 13th. The plan sets out our priorities and projects for the next two years. If you are interested in attending this event please contact email@example.com. The plan will be published on our website and made available to all residents in the next few weeks.
Queen's Park Action Workshop
On 5th July from 6 to 8pm, Queen’s Park ward Councillors will be convening a Queen’s Park Action Workshop half yearly review meeting at The Avenue's Youth Centre, Third Avenue, W10.
Councillors Paul Dimoldenberg, Patricia McAllister and Barrie Taylor will be in attendance. The evening will be an opportunity for residents to hold councillors to account; learn about local initiatives; discover sources of community funding; hear from a number of local authority officers; and voice local issues.
If you would like to attend, please contact the organising team on:
Tel: 020 7641 4299 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cllr Barrie Taylor Cllr Paul Dimoldenberg Cllr Patricia McAllister
A Creative Future for Queen's Park
Creative Future has started a crowdfunding campaign to save Queen’s Park Families and is now live, with just 30 days to reach its proposed target of £1000.
Creative Futures is also in the running to be the Ladbroke Grove Sainsbury’s charity of the year. If Creative Futures win, it could mean they get donations and support from the local supermarket for one year which would help raise awareness (and funds) for the Queen’s Park Families project.