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Carols in the Park is happening this week

November 27th, 2023

The Friends of Queen’s Park’s ever-popular Carols in the Park takes place on Friday (1st December) outside the Royal Spa Nursery.

The event will start at 6pm with a line-up led by the Salvation Army brass band and the Vox Community Choir.

One of Carols in the Park’s loyal sponsors, Starfish & Coffee, will be staying open right up to the start of the event. But for those arriving early, mulled wine, mince pies and refreshments will be on sale at the Royal Spa.


Click HERE to download our carols’ song sheet.

Have your say on play area second phase refurbishment

November 1st, 2023

Monday 23rd October – 3rd December

Phase 2 will concentrate on updating the toddler area and introducing much loved sand play equipment to the existing sand pit. The play equipment will be designed for children under the age 6, inclusive of all ability levels.

Due to on-going maintenance, water play will not feature part of this scheme, but will include a variety of equipment that’ll give children of all abilities the opportunity to play in many different ways.

The Council and the Friends of Queen’s Park would also like your vote on bringing back a quiet version zip wire for all children to enjoy.

This online survey is a great opportunity for residents, particularly parents and carers, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of their play area for children and young people.

Other areas of the open space will remain for informal play and leisure.


Click HERE to have your say

First phase play area refurbishment official opening postponed

November 1st, 2023

With Storm Ciarán bringing high winds and heavy rain to Brighton, it has been decided, reluctantly, to postpone today’s official opening of the first phase refurbishment of the play area. It is still intended to celebrate the culmination of three years hard work and, once a new date has been agreed, we will announce it.

Official opening phase 1 refurbishment of play area

October 30th, 2023

WEDNESDAY, 1st NOVEMBER – 3:15 – 4:15

Member of the local community are invited to attend the official opening of the first phase refurbishment of the play area in Queen’s Park.

The Deputy Major, Cllr Mohammed Asaduzzaman, will be sharing ribbon-cutting duties with 5-year old Oscar, a young and very excited Queen’s Park playground user.

The official opening ceremony takes place between 3:15 pm and 4:15 pm.

WEATHER FORECAST: The Met Office forecast is for sun and cloud with a 40 percent chance of heavy rain in the morning.

Bark in the Park 2024 date

October 24th, 2023

The date for Bark in the Park, the Friends of Queen’s Park’s ever-popular community dog show has been fixed for 2024. The date agreed with heading sponsor Coastway Vets, is Saturday, 1st June.

As ever, there will be opportunities for the sponsorship of each of the classes, as well as further opportunities for traders to join in the fun. To find out what is available click HERE.

You are invited to the AGM 2023

October 23rd, 2023

You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Queen’s Park taking place on Wednesday, 25th October 2023 taking place in Queen’s Park Tennis Club.

The meeting will start at 7pm and is scheduled to end at 8:30pm.

Click HERE to access:

  1. The agenda
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Accounts for the last finance year

All set for Carols in the Park

October 2nd, 2023

The Friends of Queen’s Park’s annual carols service, Carols in the Park, will take place on Friday, 1st December at 6.00 pm outside the Royal Spa Nursery. Mulled wine, mince pies and refreshments will be served. The Salvation Armybrass band will play and the Vox Community Choir will perform too.

Carols’ sheet
Download the carols sheet HERE.

All events taking place in the Park and organised by the Friends of Queen’s Park can only happen with the active support of volunteers from the local community. We need help with the following tasks:

setting up                   litter picking
bucket collectors      – clearing the site 

If you feel you can help as a volunteer from 4 pm onwards click HERE.


Stalwart volunteer is honoured

October 2nd, 2023

For more than 20 years Chris Lowe has been a Friends of Queen’s Park stalwart. Sadly, ill health forced him to step back as an active volunteer and serving on our committee.

His knowledge of local flora and fauna is encyclopaedic, with a special passion for the park’s Swift population. 

Chris’ exploits as volunteer pin-up boy attracted wide coverage in the local media when he posed for a photograph taken by former FoQP committee member Conrad Brunner. It showed Chris sitting at a table in the middle of the pond and was used to illustrate a story about the need for park volunteers (the pond being another of Chris’ passions). The striking image did the trick and in August a specially framed print was presented to Chris during a celebratory get together in the club house of Queen’s Park Tennis Club to thank him for his years of devoted service.

A new date for the Wild Garden clearance is fixed

October 2nd, 2023

A new date for the clearance of the Wild Garden to replace an earlier date, which had to be postponed at the last minute, has been fixed.

The new date, when volunteers will be invited to join a team from Sussex Wildlife Trust, is Saturday, 27th January. A reminder nearer the date will be sent out. Volunteers will be asked to meet at 10:30 am at the entrance to the park at the top of North Drive. 

Date for AGM is announced

October 2nd, 2023

The Friends of Queen’s Park’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 25th October.

The meeting, which is open to all members of the local community, will take place in the club house of the Friends of Queen’s Park Tennis Club and will start at 7 pm.