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A new date for Bark in the Park 2022 announced

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The predicted extreme heat forecasts for the original date for Bark in the Park forced us to take the unprecedented decision to postpone the popular event for the wellbeing of the dogs. Working with Coastways Vets, our headline sponsor, we … Continue reading

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What you said about an outdoor gym in Queen’s Park

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Thank you for responding to our community survey asking whether you would like to see an outside gym. An overwhelming 82.95% of respondents told us that they would like to see one installed. The most favoured location was the East Drive end of … Continue reading

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Guided tour of Queen’s Park’s Elm collection

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Peter Bourne modestly describes himself on his LinkedIn profile as an “Unqualified Elm Researcher with 30 years experience.” In fact, he is one of the country’s acknowledged experts in the genus and is highly regarded by Brighton & Hove City Council, … Continue reading

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Have your say – should there be an outside gym in the Park?

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The Friends of Queen’s Park are considering bidding for funds to allow an outside gym to be installed in park. However, before committing to making an application the committee has launched its own consultation with the community to test its … Continue reading

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Sign up for the butterfly walk

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Friends of Queen’s Park have teamed up with the Sussex Wildlife Trust  to arrange a series of park walks to kick-start wildlife audit. The first takes place on Thursday 30th June  between 11.30 and 12:30. it will be led by Sussex … Continue reading

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Locations for new trees

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The first phase planting of the trees purchased with money from the Friends of Queen’s Park’s successful bid to the Forestry Commission’s Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) has been completed. On-going maintenance will now become a focal point for volunteer … Continue reading

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Tree planting volunteer day

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You are invited to be part of the Friends of Queen’s Park volunteer force supporting the Cityparks team planting the first phase of trees purchased with the funds awarded to us as a result of our successful bid to the … Continue reading

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Date for Bark in the Park 2022 is set

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The date for the Friends of Queen’s Park (FoQP) popular dog show, Bark in the Park, has been set for Saturday, 9th July. Once again, Coastway Vets will be partnering with FoQP and all funds raised will be going towards … Continue reading

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Today’s tree planting is postponed

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Today’s planned volunteer day, which was to be dedicated to planting the first phase of trees funded through our successful Urban Tree Challenge Fund (UTCF) bid, has had to be temporarily postponed. Unfortunately, Cityparks have, so far, been unable to secure the … Continue reading

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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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