Pub evening Thursday 20 September

CHANGE OF DATE: SEPTEMBER PUB EVENING WILL BE THURS 20TH 

Message from Susan Quinn

September is now upon us and with that our first pub evening of the new season.  The date for our next meeting will be Thursday 20th September and not the third Tuesday of the month which is our usual date.  It was originally planned that our speakers for our September pub evening would be our three Westminster City councillors but due to unexpected conflicting meetings our councillors cannot attend but will be joining us instead on Tuesday 16th October.  However I am pleased to say that we do have another speaker for that evening and I hope as many as possible of you will be able to come along.

Our speaker will Stephen Spavin, the Outreach and Befriending Support Co-ordinator for Age UK Westminster. As I am sure you are aware Age UK does a great deal of valuable work in the community and Stephen will speak to us about some of the activities, services and projects that they provide.  In particular he is involved in the Befriending programme but will also be able to provide a broad overview of the other work that is done by Age UK in our community.

We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.15 – 8.00pm on Thursday 20th September.  It will be a good opportunity to meet up with friends and neighbours after the summer break and to enjoy a drink or two in a most convivial atmosphere.  As this is our first get together after the summer we will also devote some time to discussing any issues that you would like to raise with the HPEA or would like us to be aware of.  This is the place to air your views and help us to make our community the best possible place to live.

So please NOTE THE DATE – and I look forward to seeing you at the Victoria on the 20th.

Best regards
Susan Quinn

Pub evening Tuesday 19 June

MESSAGE FROM SUSAN QUINN
The next HPEA pub evening will be held on Tuesday 19th June at our new time from 6.15 – 8.00pm.  Our speaker for the evening will be Chris Peers,  Manager of the Paddington BID (Business Improvement District).  Many of you will know Chris and everyone will be very interested in what he has to tell us about the latest happenings in the area including their new Community Safety Team and their 2018 entries to London In Bloom and Britain In Bloom.  Chris will be very happy to take questions and to fill you in on all the news related to developments in the Paddington BID area.
We may also be welcoming some members of the new Westminster Council SWAT (Street Waste Action Team).  They are about to start a pilot project to reduce rubbish dumping across the ward and would like input from residents – so this will be your chance to have your say on what you think needs to be done about this persistent problem.
It should be a very interesting evening and I do hope that as many of you as possible will be able to come along.  We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria, corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place.  Please feel free to invite others in the area who may wish to join our association.
Unfortunately I will not be able to be there on the 19th but Maria Parpou, our Treasurer, will be hosting the evening and I am sure she is looking forward to welcoming all of you.

April pub evening will be at the earlier time of 6:15pm on Tuesday 24 April

The April pub evening has been postponed from 17th April to the following Tuesday 24th.  The topic is local policing issues and we look forward to welcoming a member of our local police team, who will update us on current news and developments. We will have an opportunity to raise issues with them and ask questions.
 
We are delighted to return to the Victoria pub following its recent refurbishment – please do come along and inspect the improvements! The times at the Victoria have been brought forward slightly and we now have the room from 6.15pm to 8.00pm, so please arrive a little earlier than previously. We will have to get used to the new timing but please assume that our speaker will start soon after 6.30pm.
 
We are especially grateful to Susan Quinn as always for making the arrangements for the pub evening and particularly in the present circumstances.

No March pub evening

As many of you will know our usual venue for our monthly pub evenings, The Victoria, has been closed for refurbishment and will not reopen until the end of March. 
We have therefore decided not to hold a pub evening this month but will resume in April once the Victoria has reopened.  Susan Quinn will confirm the date and time of the April meeting shortly, and also let you know what the topic for the evening will be.

Pub Evening – Wednesday 17 January 2018

Our first pub evening of 2018 will take place on Wednesday 17 January, not Tuesday 16 as would normally be the case.  On this occasion we are pleased to have as our speaker Jay Miller, a resident of our area and keen user of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens who has been campaigning about the problems some cyclists inside the parks pose for pedestrians and their pets.  Jay has taken to filming his outings in the park and would like to share his experiences with us.  This should be a very interesting presentation and discussion, so please do come along to hear what he has to say.
We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30pm – 8.30pm.   This is a good opportunity to meet up with your friends and neighbours in the New Year so we hope to see you there.  Please also feel free to extend this invitation to others in our area who may wish to find out more about the HPEA and to join our association.

Christmas party time!!

Our ever-popular Christmas party will be held on Thursday 7 December from 6.30 to 8.30pm. As always it will be a festive evening of music, bubbles and canapes!

The venue is Chestertons, 40 Connuaght Street W2 2AB and we thank them for their support.

Tickets cost £20 each and are available either from Chestertons or from Sandra Brendlor (sandra@brendlor.com). See the link below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!

HPEA Christmas party 2017

Pub evening Tuesday 21 November

Our next pub evening of the autumn season will take place on Tuesday 21 November.  On this occasion we will have as our speaker Sue Price, Chairman of the Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.  Many of you will know Sue and will be interested to hear what has been going on in our local park in recent months and what is being planned for the future.  The Friends of HP and KG do a great deal of work to make our park the wonderful amenity it is for our community – please give this evening your support!
We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.  Sue will speak at 7.00 but please come early to have a drink and a chat with your neighbours beforehand.   As always there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following her talk.  We also are happy for you to invite any neighbours who may be interested in joining our association to come along.