The ever popular Bark in the Park is on its way back. The dog show, supported by Coastway Vets, will take place again on Sunday, 18th July in the dog area of the park.

The return will be subject to the latest Government guidance on COVID safety measures for outdoor events.

The fun event will include the following classes:

  1. Cutest puppy
  2. Handsome dog
  3. Prettiest girl
  4. Doggy triathlon
  5. Golden oldie (>7 years old)
  6. Best rescue
  7. Temptation alley
  8. Fancy dress
  9. Best trick
  10. Sausage catcher
  11. BEST IN SHOW

We welcome sponsorship for each of the categories. For prices click HERE.

Tree works in Queen’s Park

June 18th, 2021

The Council’s contractors, Connick Tree Services, will start tree works in Queen’s Park in the week commencing Monday, 21st June.

According to Peter Small, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Arboricultural Manager at Cityparks,  there are a number of small trees to be felled – all due to poor condition and or defects.

Other works will include pruning works and pollarding of a small number of more mature trees. Much of the work specified is to elm trees, however any significant pruning of elm trees in the park will be delayed until later in the year, due to the risk of elm disease infection throughout the summer months.  This will mean that Connick Tree Services will return to the park towards the end of the year to complete the planned programme of works.

BARK IN THE PARK DATE CHANGED

June 16th, 2021

The Government’s delay in lifting lockdown has forced the Friends of Queen’s Park to postpone the date of its popular Bark in the Park fun dog show.

The event, supported by Coastway Vets and Mischon Mackay has been delayed by two weeks and will now take place on Sunday, 1st August in the designated dog area of the park.

Commenting, Friends of Queen’s Park chairman Geoffrey Bowden said: “While the original date was only one day ahead of the Government’s planned lifting of lockdown, nevertheless, following consultation with the Council, it was felt prudent to delay the event by a fortnight when, we have been assured, the COVID restrictions will have been lifted.

“I am most grateful for the understanding of the sponsors who had already signed up for the event.”

Sponsorship opportunities
Each class can be sponsored. For more information click HERE.

Pitches
For information about stalls click HERE

 

Queen’s Park conservation area consultation

June 3rd, 2021

In October 2020 Brighton & Hove City Council undertook a statutory public consultation relating to an Article 4 Direction for the Queen’s Park conservation area, to remove certain permitted development rights. Following the closure of that consultation and consideration of the responses it became clear that the Direction as ‘made’ was not explicit that it would only apply to works to the street frontages of buildings.

The Council has therefore decided that it would not be confirming the Direction and, instead, have made a new Direction with additional wording to clarify that it only applies to development fronting a highway used by vehicular traffic. The upcoming statutory consultation on the new Article 4 Direction will take place from June 4 2021 to July 4 2021.

Comments can be made via the Council’s consultation portal, where details of the Article 4 Direction can be viewed, from 4 June, at https://consultations.brighton-hove.gov.uk

Alternatively details of the Article 4 Direction can be viewed on the Council’s website at https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/queens-park-conservation-area-proposed-article-4-direction-statutory-consultation

BACKGROUD

The Queen’s Park Conservation Area Character Statement was adopted by council in September 2018 following public consultation. This document identified the cumulative loss of architectural details (including the change of traditional windows to UPVC, inappropriate timber windows, modern doors, loss of front boundary walls, modern railings and gates and painting of unpainted brick features) on the fronts of houses as being detrimental to the character and appearance of the conservation area. As a result, a recommendation was made in the Character Statement to prepare an Article 4 Direction to halt these harmful changes where they affect the street frontages of houses.

Informal consultation was undertaken in early 2020, with 65% of respondents either agreeing or strongly agreeing that an Article 4 Direction would help to preserve the character and appearance of the Queen’s Park conservation area. A report was taken to the Tourism, Equalities, Communities and Culture Committee on 18th June 2020 where the Committee authorised the making of an Article 4 Direction, subject to statutory consultation.

A number of householder permitted development rights will be removed by the Article 4 Direction (such as works to the front elevations including doors, windows, roof materials) as well as permitted development for the removal or alteration or front boundary walls and external painting. For further information I attach the Queen’s Park Conservation Area Map and the Article 4 Direction Notice.

BARK IS BACK!

May 23rd, 2021

The popular Bark in the Park is back. It will take place on Sunday, 18th July in the dog area of the park. Once again Coastway Vets will be the overall sponsor.

The event will be organised taking into account latest Government guidance for outdoor events which is expected to be published on 21st June.

The event will feature ten classes, as well as Best in Show. The categories are:

  1. Cutest puppy
  2. Handsomest dog
  3. Prettiest girl
  4. Doggie triathlon
  5. Golden oldie (> seven years old)
  6. Best rescue
  7. Temptation alley
  8. Fancy dress
  9. Best trick
  10. Best sausage catcher
  11. BEST IN SHOW

Each class, including Best in Show, can be sponsored. For more information click HERE.

For information about stalls click HERE

FQP AGM: Wed 25 Nov

November 8th, 2020

Please join the Friends of Queens Park, Brighton, for their Annual General Meeting to be held online (Zoom Webinar)  at 7pm Wednesday 25th November, 2020. Click link to register. Read more…

Outdoor Theatre: Mogs And Frogs Sept 26/27

September 11th, 2020

Our friends Fiona Bruce and Owen Aaronovitch are putting on a show! They will perform Mogs And Frogs And Doggy Tales, their 50min kids show shows at the Royal Spa Nursery, at these dates and times: Read more…

Q&A with Chris Lowe

August 12th, 2020

Chris Lowe of the Friends Of Queens Park is a keen naturalist who spends many hours tending and caring for the pond in Queens Park. In response to questions from concerned residents, he answers some of the pressing issues of recent weeks. Read more…

Sussex Champion Elm

June 29th, 2020

Queens Park, Brighton, which is home to a large and significant collection of elm trees, is proud to reveal news about one of its oldest trees. Read more…

Become a Dutch Elm Disease Spotter

June 26th, 2020

Help save our Elm trees! Brighton and Hove City Council is putting out an urgent request for help this year with Dutch Elm Disease (DED). Read more…

Action Required: New Consultation For Queens Park

February 4th, 2020

Our friends from Brighton & Hove City Council have been in touch about the Queens Park Conservation Area. Read more…