Many of us who live and work in the Hyde Park Estate are aware of the
significant changes taking place to all forms of transport in the area.
We are fortunate to have long-standing local resident Mr John Walton,
Secretary of PRACT ( Paddington Residents Active Concern on Transport )
to take us through a summary of recent, planned & proposed transport
changes to: buses, trains; Paddington mainline & local TUBE stations,
Crossrail, Cycle Super-Highways & Quietways, local roads, streets &
The purpose of this meeting is to inform members as to what is happening
now and in the future to enable your HPEA Committee to properly represent
your views and any concerns to our Westminster City Councillors, TFL & others.
Sally Martin, HPEA Transport Committee will Chair the meeting and a question and answer session at the end of John’s briefing.
Many HPEA members are already signed up to the proposed Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum. Westminster City council are now carrying out formal consultation on the establishment of the Forum and you are invited to take part. Here is the information from the Forum’s website, http://www.hydeparkpaddington.org:
“An application to designate the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum was made to Westminster City Council on 22 December 2016. Following the application’s validation the City Council is inviting formal responses from businesses and residents. The role of the Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum will be to lead and undertake neighbourhood planning. This will give the community, both businesses and residents, a chance to influence development and change your neighbourhood.”
The consultation is open until 6pm 20 April 2017 and HPEA members are encouraged to give feedback which you can do as outlined below. The WCC website page is http://www.westminster.gov.uk/neighbourhood-planning-resources#news
You can view or download the flyer about the consultation at this link.
If you would like to make any comments in relation to the proposed Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum, please send them to the postal/email address below by 18:00 hours on Thursday 20th April 2017.
Policy and Strategy,
Westminster City Council,
15th Floor East,
Westminster City Hall,
64 Victoria Street,
London SW1E 6QP
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:
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.
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.