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Coming soon: have your say on the playground refurbishment

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Brighton & Hove City Council are working closely with Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) and members the local community to develop a questionnaire, for the local community to have their say on what a revamped playground should look like. The questionnaire is to be … Continue reading

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Joint funding for Queen’s Park defibrillator

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The Friends of Queen’s Park have joined forces with the Queen’s Park Tennis Club to purchase a debribrillator.  The life-saving equipment is to be fixed to the exterior wall of the tennis clubhouse and first aid and training sessions in its … Continue reading

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Queen’s Park Tennis Club social membership is now available

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Supporters of the Friends of Queen’s Park can now enjoy social membership of Queen’s Park Tennis club. Social membership will entitle you to use the club’s bar and facilities, as well as getting a discount should you wish to hire … Continue reading

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Love trees but don’t know what you are looking at?

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Register  to  receive  your free tree identification guide to help you learn about trees and connect with the nature around you! Friends of Queen’s Park is supporting the charities, Field Studies Council and Trees for Cities, to connect  people  to  their leafy surroundings by supplying  thousands  of free ID … Continue reading

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Funds to plant trees won by Friends of Queen’s Park

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The Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) has won funding from the Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) to plant more trees in the park. The fund, which is administered by the Forestry Commission, is worth a little under £14,300 and will be used … Continue reading

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Carols in the Park returns

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The first Carols in the Park since lockdown restrictions were lifted will return on Friday, 3rd December at the Royal Spa School, Queen’s Park. With the Salvation Army brass band providing the music, the Carols kick off at 6.30pm.  Mulled … Continue reading

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Volunteer day – Sunday 17th October

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Another volunteer day will take place on Sunday, 17th October from 11 am till 1 pm. Volunteers are asked to come to the pond. Our Park Ranger and the chair of the Friends of Queen’s Park will be leading the … Continue reading

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Playground makeover to begin – have your say

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The start of the Queen’s Park playground revamp is about to get underway shortly, but, before it does the community will be given a chance to have its say about what it would like to see. Brighton & Hove City … Continue reading

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Friends of Queen’s Park constitution

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1.      Name The name of the group will be Friends of Queen’s Park. 2.      Aim Protection and improvement of the park environment for the people who use it (to include, but not limited to: activities, facilities, infrastructure, heritage landscape, historic … Continue reading

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Volunteers get stuck in

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The first official volunteer day, since COVID lockdown restrictions were eased, took place at the pond on Sunday, 11th July. Nearly  a dozen volunteers, under the supervision of Park Ranger, focussed their attention of securing the cages in the pond, … Continue reading

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