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.
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
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.
At our next pub evening on Tuesday 17 November we are very pleased to welcome Andrew Alchin, one of our local residents, who has kindly agreed to give us a talk entitled ‘
A History of Paddington in Maps’ . Andrew has had a lifelong interest in maps and is a collector of antique maps and city views. He has lived in the Paddington area since the early 1970’s. In his Powerpoint presentation he will describe the development of Paddington, including the Hyde Park Estate, over the centuries,
using a wide variety of maps and diagrams as illustrations. He will demonstrate the key role that transport has played in Paddington’s history from the beginning and which continues to the present day.
As Andrew will be illustrating his talk via a TV screen in the Bar please do come early to get a good seat. We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on the corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place W2 from 6.30 – 8.30 pm.
The HPEA Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 13 October at 7.00pm at the Lancaster London Hotel. Our special guest speaker will be Stephen Greenhalgh, Deputy Mayor of London who will speak on Community Safety and Policing.
Please also note that the doors will open at 6.30pm and that the meeting will start promptly at 7.00pm. This will give us more time for refreshments following the meeting and for the opportunity to chat informally with your fellow members.
The Agenda for this meeting and the Minutes of the 2014 AGM can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.
We would be most grateful if you could have a look at these BEFORE coming to the meeting so that we can get the formal business of the meeting over as quickly as possible and have more time for the presentations, questions and discussion.
Would you please note that only members who have paid their subscription for 2015-16 will be able to vote. (The membership year begins on 1 April.) If you haven’t yet joined or renewed your subscription for this year please send a cheque made out to the ‘Hyde Park Estate Association‘ to our treasurer William Quinn, 12 Somers Crescent, London W2 2PN. To remind you, subscription rates are £15 for Individuals, £25 for Couples/Households and £50 Corporate.
Our summer party will be held on Saturday 27 June in Gloucester Square – please see the attached flyer for more information.
On Wednesday 13 May the speaker at our monthly pub evening will be Mark McKeown, Residential Asset Manager for the Church Commissioners. As most of you will be aware the Church Commissioners are the freeholder of much of the commercial and residential property in our area and are therefore very involved in the look and feel of the community in which we live. Mark has kindly agreed to update us on the Church Commissioners plans for the area and its vision for the future. This topic will doubtless be of great interest to many, and Mark will of course answer any questions that you may have. So do come along and feel free to invite any neighbours who you think might be interested in joining the HPEA.
We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on the corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place from 6.30 – 8.30pm. Mark will probably begin to speak at about 7.00pm but do come early to have a drink and chat beforehand.
At the next HPEA pub evening on WEDNESDAY 11 FEBRUARY we are very pleased to welcome as our speaker Christa Scholtz, Scheme Manager of Home Start Westminster
, a charity supported in part by Westminster City Council. Home Start Westminster trains volunteers who visit and befriend families in difficulty who have a child under the age of five. Volunteers offer help and support and if necessary refer on to other appropriate services, for example if there is a medical or housing problem. Two of our members are trustees of this charity and they thought you would be interested in hearing more about its important work for vulnerable families in our area.
We will meet as usual in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place between 6.30 – 8.30pm. Please do come early to have a drink and a chat with other members before the talk starts. Also as anyone who came to our January pub evening will know, seats can be limited!
CYCLE SUPERHIGHWAY FOLLOW UP
As a follow up to our last meeting, which was our most well attended ever, we have been told that the revised East West Cycle superhighway proposals will be published on the Transport for London website
in the next few days. New consultation dates have also been published and these have been sent out to members in a separate email.
We hope to see you at the Victoria on 11 February.