November pub evening

Pub evening, Tuesday 20 November

Message from Susan Quinn
Dear Members and Friends

At our next pub evening on Tuesday 20 November the topic for the evening will be quite far removed from our usual concerns of planning, traffic congestion, short lets, vice and crime.  Instead we will be hearing about something which contributes to the wellbeing of our community rather than detracting from it.  I am very pleased to announce that our speaker will be Alan Herdman, a member of our association and a world renowned expert in the  Pilates Method, who teaches right here in his studio in Seymour Street and who lectures and trains others in many other locations both in the UK and worldwide.  As I am sure Alan will tell us,  Pilates is something that can benefit everyone, from age 9 to 90 so whether you have ever tried it or not, or even if you have never heard of it, I think you will be intrigued to find out how it began, how it works and what benefits it can bring.

For those of you who don’t know Alan, here is a brief introduction..  Alan studied at the London School of Contemporary Dance and was working as a teacher and dancer when, in the late 1960s, he was invited to New York to learn about the Joseph Pilates Method. There he worked intensively with two instructors who had been trained by Pilates himself.
Although well-regarded amongst New York’s dance fraternity, Pilates was unknown in the UK at that time and Alan returned in 1970 to set up Britain’s first-ever Pilates studio. Among his first clients were actors, dancers and singers, but word soon spread as doctors and physiotherapists began recommending Pilates to patients struggling with chronic injuries.

Alan now lectures on Pilates around the world, and he has written several successful books, including The Pilates Directory (2004), The Gaia Busy Person’s Guide to Pilates (2003), Pilates for Men (2007) and The Complete Pilates Tutor (2014). He runs a training course for Pilates instructors in London and supervises courses in both Athens and Istanbul. As well as running his own studios, he and his assistants teach in dance schools and designated Pilates studios internationally.

As you can see from this short biography, we are very fortunate indeed to have Alan amongst our midst and I am sure that you will find his talk most interesting.

As usual we will meet in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.15 – 8.00pm.   Although we have to finish our meeting by 8.00pm anyone who wishes to stay longer to have a drink or a meal is of course very welcome to do so.  Please feel free to invite any of your neighbours or friends who may wish to join our association.  New members are always welcome and this is a good opportunity to introduce the HPEA to others who live in our area but have not yet joined us.

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 20th.

Best regards
Susan Quinn

HPEA Christmas party, Tuesday 4 December 6.30pm to 9.00pm

HPEA Christmas party tickets now available – message from Sandra Brendlor

Come and join us for the Hyde Park Estate Association Christmas party on Tuesday 4 December, 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

This year our party will be held at the Royal Standard pub on Sale Place, W2 1PH (it’s on the corner of Star Street and Sale Place).

Tickets are £25 each and you can purchase them by debit or credit card – please print off the form below and return to Sandra Brendlor, either by email to sandra@brendlor.com or by post to 14 Somers Crescent, London W2 2PN. Alternatively you can pay by cheque payable to HPEA – please send to Sandra Brendlor at the above address.If you have any queries please email sandra@brendlor.com or telephone 07711 106256.

We look forward to seeing you there!

HPEA Christmas party ticket order form

October pub evening: Tuesday 16 October

Message from Susan Quinn:
The Hyde Park Estate Association will hold its next monthly pub evening on Tuesday 16th October.  We are now back to our usual third Tuesday of the month time slot and I hope that this will make it easier for you to remember the date.  At this meeting we are pleased to be be hosting all three of our Hyde Park Ward Councillors,  Heather Acton, Antonia Cox and Ian Adams.  Ian has been newly elected as one of our ward councillors this year but many of you will know him already as he has been a past Lord Mayor of Westminster and he lives in the Hyde Park Estate.  All three Councillors will be updating us on Westminster City Council activities and especially those that affect us in our area.  They will of course also be happy to answer your questions and to hear your views and concerns.  This should be an extremely interesting and valuable evening and I do hope that as many of you as possible will try to come along.
We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria on Strathearn Place, starting at our new earlier time of 6.15 as we have to vacate the room at 8.00pm.  Anyone wishing to stay on for a meal or other refreshments after that time is welcome to do so but it will be open to other members of the public at that time.
If you know of any members who are not currently receiving our emails, please pass this on to them and ask them to email communications@hpea.org.uk to ensure that they are on our email list.

AGM agenda and papers

We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Monday 8th October at the Royal Lancaster London (6.30pm registration, 7.00pm meeting starts).

Please click on the links below to read or download the agenda, the minutes from last year’s meeting and the annual accounts which will be presented at the AGM.  Copies of these will also be available at the meeting.

We have a number of presentations on important issues and interesting developments over the last year.  We are also delighted that our new Ward Councillor, Ian Adams, will be the key note speaker.

Drinks and light refreshments will be served following the meeting.

AGENDA HPEA AGM 8 October 2018

Annual General Meeting HPEA Minutes 17-10-17

HPEA Accounts 2017_18

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.

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.