At our first pub evening of the New Year on Tuesday 17 January we are delighted to have as our speaker a member of the Royal Parks policing team who works in our ‘local’ Hyde Park. PC Stephen Barnes will be giving us a short talk on ‘Policing in the Parks’ covering all those issues which are dear to our hearts – cycling, dogs, rough sleepers, etc – and of course any others which you may wish to raise with him.
As most of us make regular use of this wonderful amenity right on our doorstep, you will doubtless want to hear how the Parks Police look after it and keep it safe for our enjoyment. So please come along armed with questions and as usual a lively discussion will follow.
We will meet in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30pm. The talk will start at 7pm but do come early to have a drink and chat with friends. Please feel free to invite any of your neighbours who may like to hear PC Barnes and who may be interested in joining our Association.
A very happy New Year to all our members!
Dates for your new 2017 diaries – our pub evenings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, up to and including June, at which point we take a summer break.
The dates for 2017 are:
Just a reminder that our annual Christmas Party is fast approaching and we hope that you will join us to celebrate the festive season. This year as last, it is being held at 40 Connaught Street, courtesy of Chestertons from 6.30pm – 8.30 pm. We are very grateful to Chestertons for providing this splendid venue and if you were with us last year you will know that a very good time was had by all. We expect this year to be even better!
The date is next Wednesday 14 December and full details are on the leaflet below. Please contact Sandra Brendlor as soon as possible to reserve your tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7402 6099.
Here are the dates of upcoming HPEA events:
Annual General Meeting – Tuesday 8 November at 7pm at St. John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, London W2
November pub evening – Tuesday 15 November at The Victoria pub, Strathearn Place
December Christmas party – Wednesday14 December, venue TBC
At our next pub evening on Tuesday 18 October we are pleased to welcome Simon Gartshore and representatives of British Land who will talk to us about their emerging vision for the future of the Paddington Central Estate, the area behind Paddington Station and around Sheldon Square. They will be giving us a review of what has been achieved in this area in recent years and will discuss their ideas for the future of the Estate and the opportunities for further development. As their plans are only in the formative stages they would welcome our views and hope to be able to discuss with us the ideas that they are considering. This is an excellent opportunity for us to have an early stage input on the local developments in our area and I hope that as many of you as possible will attend.
We will meet as usual in Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place between 6.30 – 8.30pm. We envisage that the talk will start at 7pm but do come along early for a drink and a chat with other members. Please feel free to invite any of your neighbours who may be interested in hearing about this and in joining our association.
All HPEA members are invited to a special meeting to launch the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum. It will be held at the Victory Services Club on Wednesday 22 June at 6.30pm.
We will be looking at the special arrangements needed to gain agreement and understand the constitutional and key organisational issues. Our Chairman Nick Johnson will be introducing our business partners and asking for your views and agreement to the application we need to make to the Council. We hope you can come to this important meeting.
Please see the Hyde Park Paddington forum website for more information http://www.hydeparkpaddington.org/
At our next pub evening on Tuesday 21 June the Hyde Park Estate Association is very pleased to be given the opportunity once again to meet members of the team behind the proposed development adjacent to Paddington Station and to give them our views. As you may be aware, following the response to their original proposals earlier this year Sellar Paddington Limited withdrew their planning application and are now planning to present revised proposals for the site.
They will be holding a public consultation and exhibition later this month (24th, 25th and 27th June) but prior to this have agreed to come along to the HPEA pub evening to seek our views. This will be your chance to ask any questions and to find out what they have done to answer the concerns previously raised following the earlier application. It is a great opportunity to meet the key people involved with the site and the development of Paddington and to make your views clear.
We hope that you will be able to join us and to take an active part in the planning process. We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30pm.
Members may be interested to read of the new ambassador service being launched by Marble Arch London (this is the newly formed Marble Arch BID, equivalent to the Paddington BID which has been active in the Paddington area for some years).
The ambassadors will be provided by Marble Arch London and will work with the police, TfL and Westminster City Council to report environmental issues, assist with way-finding, support homeless people off the streets and manage back anti-social behaviour such as aggressive, organised begging.
You can read more about this and other Marble Arch London initiatives at their website here.
There’s a programme of events during the summer in Merchant Square which you are all cordially invited to join.
You can find out more by checking the new Merchant Square website at www.merchantsquare.co.uk or see the flyer attached.
Summer of Fun Leaflet