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10 November 2016 - 9:00am
Welcome to Queen's Park Community Council's November E-Newsletter
Queen's Park Community Council Upcoming Meeting Dates 

Environment and Open Spaces Committee – 23rd November at 6.30pm
Full Council Meeting - 30th November at 6.00pm  

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

Dear resident,

First, welcome to those of you who are new to this newsletter. As the Community Council were very busy designing and distributing the Queen's Park Voice we did not not have an October edition although this November edition comes just in time to tell you all about our Annual Fireworks Display taking place tomorrow in Queen's Park Gardens.

We hope you enjoy the great show we have organised! 

Queen's Park Annual Fireworks

Queen's Park Community Council will be hosting the 10th Annual Queen's Park Gardens Fireworks Display Saturday 5th November (Tomorrow).
The gates of Queen's Park Gardens will open at 5.15pm and the fantastic display will begin at 6pm. You will also be able to exchange some of your volunteer time credits to watch the display directly from the VIP section on the top of the hill. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

For further information about the annual fireworks display please email:

Lets Get Talking! 

The Mozart Community Champions Project and Mother Tongue Counselling Service
are inviting adults from Queens Park and Paddington, particularly belonging
to ethnic minorities, to be a part of 2 hour conversation to raise mental
health awareness and bust stigma in an attempt to break the silence around
psychological wellbeing and encouraging them to speak openly about emotional
issues which affect everyone! 

Topic:          Let's Get Talking!
Date:           Wednesday, 23rd November

Time slots:   12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
                  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Venue: Queens Park Library, 666 Harrow Road, W10 4NE

Facilitators: Kimberley Durrance (Mozart Community Champions Project

    Muskaan Khurana (Mother Tongue Counselling Service)
To register or for more details, contact 077 1563 6626. Or 0208 964 8024.


The Queen's Park Voice 
The latest edition of the Queen's Park Voice was delivered last week. If you have any content suggestions for future editions or have any good pictures of tomorrow's Fireworks, why not send them to us: for a chance to feature.
Queen's Park to Central Park 
Queen's Park Community Council would like to wish the best of luck to lifelong resident Michelle Huggins, a keen runner, who recently raised over £3000 for The Avenues Youth Project and is now in New York, competing in the New York City Marathon this weekend to fundraise for NET Cancer Research and awareness, after her running partner Sam was diagnosed with a Neuroendocrine Tumour - a fairly rare form of cancer.


Local Opinions Needed  

Leeam Leyani is a local resident who is currently studying for a BA in Geography at the University of Leicester and is undertaking his final year dissertation. His subject is social mixing and his research area is Queen's Park and Kilburn, where would like to interview local residents, specifically aged 18-26. Interviews would be face-to-face, and could be in a public place such as a coffee shop. Alternatively, an interview on Skype or other video messaging service would also work. Interviews will not take more than 25 minutes. The information gathered would be for academic purposes only, and your identity would be anonymous. If you could help Leeam please email him on:


Jobs and Training
The council has identified support and training for local people who are out of work as a priority for the next 18 months, and is keen to hear from any organisations or individuals with skills in this area who would be keen to work with us.
Please contact - or call 0208 960 5644. 
Queen's Park Gardens Award

The Friend's of Queen's Park Gardens are delighted that the Wildlife area of Queen's Park Gardens was awarded a Silver Gilt award in the 'Small Conservation Area' category by London in Bloom. It is great to this officially recognition of the hundreds of hours of hard work that the Friends Volunteers have put in over the years.


More Local Upcoming Events

Another important date for your diaries is Saturday December 10th, when our annual winter fair will take place in the park, from 2-4pm following a Christmas lunch for over-50s held in St Jude's Hall next door. As well as mince pies, seasonal songs and a visiting mini-farm, there will be a children's lantern parade.


The Investigator is one of the United Kingdom’s leading Black History and Culture Specialists. His lively energetic presentations are designed to bring forth history and culture to the spectator allowing for a more enriched awareness of the universal contributions and achievements of a culturally diverse society. 
The Investigators workshops are the only sessions that are open to residents, young people and parents. Why not join the staff at the Avenue's Youth Centre, Third Avenue from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on the following dates - 
10th November & 17th November

Dates: Wednesday 19th & 26th October and the 2nd & 9th November. 
Working with industry professionals you are invited to come along to the Avenues and show us what you’ve got!!
Pay tribute to some of the musical genius that paved the way within the music industry for young people today.
Spit lyrics, sing songs, create beats or produce/present a radio show.  The theme - Black History and Black Futures.  There is so much to be said, so why not be the one to say it
All of this is available to young people aged 13+. 

Queen's Park Gardens Football Academy Website 

Queen's Park Gardens Football Academy, a QPCC grant recipient, have a brand new website: where you can stay up-to-date with planned upcoming sessions. 

We will be back in December with even more news.

Best wishes from all 12 of your Queen's Park Community Councillors 




For more information please email -