HPEA social evening, Tuesday 24 September

We’re holding a special New Members’ evening on Tuesday 24 September at the Monkey Puzzle pub on Southwick Street from 6pm onwards.

Our local Monkey Puzzle won the national customer service WOW Award this summer, and there will be a Monkey Puzzle WOW welcome with 10% off all drinks and food consumed throughout the evening. A special introductory rate to join our Association will also be on offer – £10 for an individual, £15 for a household, and do talk with our Chairman on the evening if you are an organisation, group or business keen to join and work in partnership with our Association to protect and improve our neighbourhood.

We look forward to welcoming existing and new members for a convivial evening!

To help us to manage numbers, it would be helpful if you could let our secretary Sheila Davies (sheila@sheiladavies.co.uk) or Lynda King-Taylor (LKTLondon@aol.com) know if you are planning to attend.

Check out the Monkey Puzzle website here.


Horseman’s Sunday at St John’s Hyde Park – Sunday 22 September

Horseman's Sunday

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Horseman’s Sunday continues a tradition started in 1968, when the stables in Hyde Park were threatened with closure. From horseback, the vicar of St John’s Hyde Park will bless a cavalcade of horses. Festivities begin with a traditional Anglican service at 10 o’clock followed by the cavalcade and outdoor fete with refreshments, stalls, a jazz band and family activities. Come and enjoy this quirky and fun day out for the whole family in the centre of London.

Horseman’s Sunday
22nd September, 2013, 10:00am – 2:00pm

at St. John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, W2 2QD

Find out more at http://www.stjohns-hydepark.com/index.php/horsemans-sunday-mainmenu-103

September pub evening – Wednesday 11 September

Here we are again in September, and the good news is that our pub evenings are re-starting! The next one is Wednesday 11 September and our speaker is Kate Davies, Chief Executive of the Notting Hill Housing Trust, one of the biggest housing associations in London.  To give you a flavour of what Kate will speak about, here are a few words from Kate herself:

‘There are three types of people who live in London: people who have enough money to buy their own home, people who have managed to get into social housing, and the third is the group of people who rent privately.  The first and second groups are shrinking and the third is growing, reversing a century old trend. Becoming a home owner is getting more and more difficult for the average Londoner, and social housing is hardly being funded. The issue of affordability is acute in the capital, with three out of four new homes being sold to overseas buyers.  Maybe you have adult children living with you, or have downsized to help them?  Possibly you are a landlord? Or even a shared owner? Maybe you are on the waiting list for a Council flat? Perhaps your home is too big or too small, or inadequate for your needs? ‘
Come along to hear Kate give a brief talk on ‘Housing in London’, answer your questions and lead a discussion on housing issues.
This should be a very interesting evening and we look forward to seeing you in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30 pm on Wednesday 11 September.  As usual there will be an open bar for soft and alcoholic drinks and an opportunity to stay on afterwards for a bite to eat.  Come and join your friends and neighbours to catch up after the summer holidays.