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.
The next HPEA pub evening will take place on WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER. (Please note that this is the third Wednesday of the month and not the second which is our usual date).
On this occasion we are very pleased to have as our speaker Sue Price, Chairman of the Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. Sue will tell us about her organisation and the many issues it concerns itself with to make the park such an enjoyable place for residents of our area. One of the hot topics at the moment is the proposed cycle superhighway and I am sure Sue will share with you her thoughts about how this will affect the park. Of course she will also be pleased to answer your questions about other park related issues so do come along for what promises to be a very interesting evening.
As usual we will meet in the Upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria Pub on Strathearn Place from 6.30 -8.30pm. Come along for a drink and a chat before the talk starts and perhaps stay on afterwards for a meal if you like. Please also feel free to invite any neighbours or friends who you think would like to meet us and join the HPEA.
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.
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
Now that the concert season is upon us, we have some helpful information from the Royal Parks regarding their approach to the events, and how to deal with the issues which will inevitably arise. Please view the document here: Executive Summary for Barclaycard presents British Summertime Hyde Park
You should have received a letter with the dates of the concerts and other events – here’s a copy for reference: Concerts 2013 – -1 and Concerts 2013 – Page 2
If you have any complaints regarding the sound, you can call the Royal Parks on 0800 567 7079 or Westminster City Council on 0207 641 2000 (24 hours).
Both the police and Cllr Heather Acton have requested that concerned residents should call 101 in relation to the increased presence of Roma in the area.