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LATEST QPCC E-NEWSLETTER

6 April 2017 - 9:00am

Welcome to Queen's Park Community Council's March E-Newsletter Queen's Park Community Council Upcoming Meeting Dates Neighbourhood Planning Committee - 5th April at 6.30pm Communications and Events Committee - 19th April 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 Office 10c of the Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue W10 4JL Dear resident Welcome to the latest edition of the Queen's Park Community Council's e-newsletter. With the clocks gone back Spring is well underway, and Queen's Park is buzzing with activity. Check out our 'What's on' section to find out what is happening locally, there is plenty to get involved in. With local elections for the Community Council next May, in this edition you can also find out how you can stand for election in one of the 4 Queen's Park wards. We are also looking lots of enthusiastic volunteers to help assist with the planning and delivery of the Summer Festival on Saturday 5th August, see below for more information. Queen's Park Community Council are also welcoming our new Community Development Officer Lindsey Brown, to get in touch with Lindsey please email her on: lindsey@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk Would you like to be a Councillor? This year's annual meeting of electors for Queen's Park will be on May 24 from 6pm, in the Beethoven Centre main hall. There will be a chance to hear about projects supported by the community council and learn how to apply for grants, information about how to put yourself forward as a candidate in the May 2018 community council elections, drinks and snacks and friendly conversation. Please come along. Welcome to Queen's Park Lindsey Brown, QPCC’s new community officer, arrived in March and will be working out of the Beethoven Centre three days a week – and taking a leading role in local events and projects including the Summer Festival (on Saturday August 5h). Lindsey says: “I’m overjoyed at having been chosen to be QPPC’s new Community Development Officer. It’s a privilege to be part of London’s first ever community council. Already I’ve met so many inspiring people and been overwhelmed by the amount of energy, passion and pride in Queen’s Park.Prior to this role, I worked for a start-up organisation running their marketing, business development and events operations whilst also working as a volunteer Youth Club leader in South London and studying for an MSc in Global Migration. In addition to a long track-record of volunteering I have experience organising fundraising events (the crazier the better!), so if you have an idea and need help to make it happen give me a shout. Having grown up in one myself, I am a firm believer in the power of local communities to bring people together, promote safe environments, generate a better quality of life and create positive change. I am passionate about empowering others, and see my role here as one of facilitating inclusivity, interaction and collaboration alongside running great events" Please contact lindsey@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk to set up a time or get in touch The Queen's Park Voice The latest edition of the Queen's Park Voice will be delivered to homes across the Queen's Park ward at the beginning of May. If you have any content suggestions for our future edition why not get in touch with us and share your ideas. Our Summer edition in July and we are always interested in content from local residents. If you have some free time to help Councillors to deliver the Queen's Park Voice to a local street (or two) please email our new Community Development Officer directly - Lindsey@queensparkcommunitycouncil.gov.uk. There is also a Communications and Events Committee meeting on Wednesday 19th April at 6.30pm at the Beethoven Centre, where the Committee members will be discussing the upcoming editions. If you would like to read the latest edition you can pick up a copy from Queen's Park Library and the front reception of the Beethoven Centre at the start of May. Volunteers wanted Are you interested in volunteering? The community council's new officer, Lindsey Brown, is keen to hear from you if so, with opportunities ranging from involvement in our local newsletter, the Queen's Park Voice, to joining the group that will plan and put on our annual Summer Festival - which this year will be held on August 12. Lindsey's email is above, and she is keen to hear from you. Wildlife Area - Thanks to the Friends Mostly locked for many years, the wildlife area in Queen's Park Gardens is now open and hugely popular with casual visitors, and especially children, as well as groups including local nurseries that use it regularly. This is thanks to the efforts of the Friends of Queen's Park Gardens volunteers - we thank them. Please be aware that the wildlife area is not a dog area, and there have been some issues with owners allowing animals to foul and not picking up after them. Please respect the area and the local people who care for it in their spare time. Dogs Lead the Way The QPPC Dog’s Pilot Project is fully up and running led by our local dog expert Crissie Chambers. It aims to encourage responsible dog ownership and educate all our local residents on dog related issues – what does this mean for our two and four legged residents? Regular patrols by WCC Officers (including the WCC Animal Warden) and Crissie throughout the ward. – These present a great opportunity for all residents to chat informally about any dog matters in the area – good and bad – with people that can offer practical advice and help. – Specific members of the patrol team are able to issue verbal warnings, fixed penalty notices for first time dog fouling offences and reinforce WCC’s dogs on lead policy with fixed penalty notices for second off lead offences. The only public area of Queen’s Park Ward where dogs are permitted off lead is the dog run in Queen’s Park Gardens. For any training or dog needs please contact Crissie on canineculture@googlemail.com. Mind, Exercise, Nutrition... Do it! (MEND) FREE programmes in the Community! Spring Fair The sun shone on Saturday for the Beethoven Centre’s Annual Spring Fair. The hall was filled with different community organisations and our stall was surrounded with children making arts and crafts for Mother’s Day, as well as finding out more about all the different ways to get involved with the Council and how to volunteer in the community. Congratulations to Jill and Neil who won our raffle prize for a two-course meal for two courtesy of Ida’s! Hope you enjoy, and thank you to Ida’s for your generosity. Maida Vale Councillor Rita Begum, Beethoven Centre Manager Teresa Parish, Local MP Karen Buck and Queen's Park Community Councillor Ryan Dalton at the Spring Fair which was held on Saturday 25th March at The Beethoven Centre Happy 1st Birthday to QPG Football Academy How time flies! Queen’s Park Gardens Football Academy, working in partnership with QPR in the Community Trust and London Sports Trust, celebrated their 1st Birthday with a party and awards ceremony in the gardens on Saturday 1st April. There were prizes, lots of cake, photo taking as well as lots of young talent showing off their newly learnt skills. Ryan Dalton, Philip Andokou and Tristan Samie along with local MP Karen Buck presented a number of awards including player of the year trophies. The Academy runs sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays catering for 4-24 years in both single and mixed classes. You can find out more by visiting www.qpgfootball.com or @QPGFootball on Twitter Check out this video on the link below with some images from the day! https://twitter.com/QPGFootball/status/849362857569419264 With thanks to Ryan Dalton of QPG Football Academy for the video More Local Upcoming Events and Activities in Queen's Park Other important date for your diaries 'Triple P' Parenting Courses with Tell-It Parents Action Group - The Course starts after the Easter break but please contact Angela Singhate from Tell-It Parents Action Group directly for further information on the contact details provided above. Family Multisports in Queen's Park with London Sports Trust QPG Football Academy sessions are run by Ryan Dalton, Philip Andokou and Tristan Samie Join the Beethoven Bikers Beethoven Bikers are a brand new cycling group for beginner cyclists for those who just want a regular bike ride for exercise. Parents and Children are welcome! Don't worry if you don't have a bike, the Centre do have bikes that you can borrow for free! Location: Beethoven Centre Date: Every Friday Time: 3.45 - 4.30pm Please call 02088251067 for more information or email beethovencentre@a2dominion.co.uk Best wishes from all 12 of your Queen's Park Community Councillors and we will be back with another E-Newsletter later this month!

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