Jubilee Sports Centre sits in a conservation area and is made up of a tight knit community of people from many backgrounds.
Around 12,500 people live here today in 5,100 properties. Around 23% are owner occupied (including mortgages and shared ownership), 34% are Council tenants, 22% Housing Association tenants and 20% privately rented.
In May 2014, it will become the first new urban Community Council following new law enacted in 2007.
It is one of the poorest wards in one of the richest boroughs in the country. By National standards, child poverty rates are in the top 10%. Overcrowding. ill health and disability are high, as is unemployment. Fear of crime seems to be higher than the actual crime rate, which is lower than the average in the Borough.
The Jubilee Sports Centre is in the middle of the Estate, and backs on to the Mozart estate, home to many of the Ward's most overcrowded families. Westminster City Council tell us it is underused and out of date, but the users report that it is busy and important to them.
The building has been neglected and could benefit from good maintenance and upgrading, as could the Moberly, which is in fact in Brent, outside the Borough Boundary, although it is owned by Westminster.
There is much support for the view that the community needs this amenity to stay within the centre of the area.
To find out more about the Queens Park area, see:
2013 Ward profile
Queens Park Estate overview