Our friends at St John’s have asked us to publicise this very popular event as follows:49th Horseman’s Sunday18th September 2016 (10am to 2pm)St John’s Hyde Park
Running since 1967 in the Hyde Park Estate, the horses of our local stables will once again gather for their annual blessing outside St John’s, Hyde Park. This festive occasion gathers the horses that use Hyde Park, including horseguards, the police and carriages. Once assembled in front of the church, the vicar appears on horseback fully robed for a traditional blessing. Surrounding all the horsing around is a traditional village fete including refreshments, jazz music, cake stall and many children’s activities. A great day for the whole family it is not to be missed. A festival eucharist starts at 10am including Bach’s Jesu joy of man’s desiring, with outdoor fete, service and cavalcade following. It’s all packed up by 2 o’clock, so don’t be late.
Contact telephone: 020 7262 1732
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/
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.
Here’s our late spring poster which can be seen on our notice board on the corner of Kendal Street and Connaught Street.
At our next pub evening on Tuesday 15 March we will be having a speaker from Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust to talk to us about their vision for St. Mary’s Hospital and to update us as to the current state of their plans for future development. As this is our local hospital and something that affects the lives of all of us in this area, it should be a most interesting evening.
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 7.00pm but do get there early to have a drink and a chat with friends beforehand, and of course to get a seat! As always please feel free to invite any friends or neighbours who may be interested in joining our association.