The April pub evening has been postponed from 17th April to the following Tuesday 24th. The topic is local policing issues and we look forward to welcoming a member of our local police team, who will update us on current news and developments. We will have an opportunity to raise issues with them and ask questions.We are delighted to return to the Victoria pub following its recent refurbishment – please do come along and inspect the improvements! The times at the Victoria have been brought forward slightly and we now have the room from 6.15pm to 8.00pm, so please arrive a little earlier than previously. We will have to get used to the new timing but please assume that our speaker will start soon after 6.30pm.We are especially grateful to Susan Quinn as always for making the arrangements for the pub evening and particularly in the present circumstances.
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.
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.
Our next pub evening of the autumn season will take place on Tuesday 21 November. On this occasion we will have as our speaker Sue Price, Chairman of the Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Many of you will know Sue and will be interested to hear what has been going on in our local park in recent months and what is being planned for the future. The Friends of HP and KG do a great deal of work to make our park the wonderful amenity it is for our community – please give this evening your support!
We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 – 8.30 pm. Sue will speak at 7.00 but please come early to have a drink and a chat with your neighbours beforehand. As always there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion following her talk. We also are happy for you to invite any neighbours who may be interested in joining our association to come along.
At our first pub evening of the New Year on Tuesday 17 January we are delighted to have as our speaker a member of the Royal Parks policing team who works in our ‘local’ Hyde Park. PC Stephen Barnes will be giving us a short talk on ‘Policing in the Parks’ covering all those issues which are dear to our hearts – cycling, dogs, rough sleepers, etc – and of course any others which you may wish to raise with him.
As most of us make regular use of this wonderful amenity right on our doorstep, you will doubtless want to hear how the Parks Police look after it and keep it safe for our enjoyment. So please come along armed with questions and as usual a lively discussion will follow.
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 7pm but do come early to have a drink and chat with friends. Please feel free to invite any of your neighbours who may like to hear PC Barnes and who may be interested in joining our Association.
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:
We are very sorry to have to let you know that the HPEA will NOT be holding its usual pub evening at the Victoria this month. There was to be a public meeting on Tuesday 17 May at the Victory Services Club to launch the application for the new Hyde Park and Paddington Neighbourhood Forum. As this was the same night as our usual monthly pub evening we were planning to invite members to attend this important meeting instead. However due to last minute problems with the venue at the Victory Services Club that meeting has had to be postponed and there was not enough time to rearrange our own meeting for the same night.
Please accept our apologies for this and for the short notice of the cancellation. We hope to hold our June pub evening as planned on Tuesday 21 June. More information will follow regarding a speaker etc. In the meantime would you please let any of your friends or neighbours who normally attend our meetings and who is not on email know of the cancellation.