Date for your diary! HPEA Summer Garden Party, Saturday 22 June

Following the success of our garden party for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last year, we are delighted that this year we’ll be celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Hyde Park Estate Association!

Gloucester Square Gardens will be the venue on Saturday 22 June from 4pm to 8pm, and this year we’ll be donating proceeds to our local branch of Help for Heroes.

There will be delicious food, lovely drinks, cake, ice cream and candy floss, plus of course live music, children’s entertainment and a few surprises! Watch this space for more information – but make sure to put this date in your diary, it’s not to be missed!

Next pub evening is Wednesday 13 March

At our next pub evening we will be discussing the very current issue of short term lettings. As you may know, Westminster City Council does not allow short term lettings (less than 90 days) without planning permission. Such short term tenancies can lead to problems in neighbourhood areas, and in some cases may be linked to benefits fraud.

We are therefore very pleased that David Whitehouse-Hayes, Counter Fraud Manager at Westminster City Council, who deals with housing benefit fraud and illegal sublets, has agreed to attend our March pub evening and speak to us about this problem.

Please join us on Wednesday 13 March between 6.30 and 8.30pm in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place.