Lancaster Gate tube station closures

HyPER members have recently raised concerns about the amount of temporary closures currently being experienced at Lancaster Gate underground station. We contacted TfL and have received this response: The closures at Lancaster Gate are being caused by the need to deploy staff to other priority stations (in this instance Notting Hill Gate, Marble Arch andContinue reading “Lancaster Gate tube station closures”

Royal Parks Coronation guidance

This weekend the Royal Parks have a huge role to play in the Coronation. Months have been spent on preparations, including the cleaning of statues and monuments in the parks, the removal of bollards and railings along the ceremonial route, the planting of 2000 marigold bulbs in the flower beds and borders and re-seeding ofContinue reading “Royal Parks Coronation guidance”

Coronation Celebration Drinks at St John’s Church

St John’s Church is hosting a community coronation drinks party, to celebrate the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla. This is an opportunity for St John’s to welcome friends and neighbours from right across our community to celebrate over a glass of English fizz and some canapés. This event is intendedContinue reading “Coronation Celebration Drinks at St John’s Church”

Live performance of Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera

Contemporary opera comes to the Hyde Park Estate. Featuring award nominated composer, musician and vocalist Helen Epega (The Venus Bushfires), renowned Master African Percussionist Richard Olatunde Baker and celebrated guitarist Adam Coney. This exciting performance is taking place at St John’s Church, Hyde Park Crescent, on 29th April at 2pm and 7:30pm. Watch a trailerContinue reading “Live performance of Song Queen: A Pidgin Opera”

Licensing application at former Maroush Bakehouse

The licensing application that was recently submitted for the former Maroush Bakehouse on Edgware Road, which was applying for very late night drinking and eating, has recently been withdrawn. HyPER understands that a revised application may be submitted, but nothing has been received to date at the time of writing.

Coronation weekend in Connaught Village

Connaught Village will be celebrating King Charles III’s Coronation with a special “Crown & Glory” weekend event. Activities will be available on Saturday 6th May: for little ones there will be royal crown-making workshops 11am-5pm, and for adults a floral crown making workshop at 11:30am, 1:30pm, and 3:00pm. Book via email connaughtvillage@fourcommunications.com and walk-ins areContinue reading “Coronation weekend in Connaught Village”

Have your say on the proposed Connaught Village Green

Update 19th March 2023We’re grateful for the many responses we’ve had from HyPER members regarding this scheme. Whilst we encourage you to respond to the Council’s consultation in the first instance, we’d also like to hear what you think. Here are a selection of comments we’ve received: “1. It is vital that traffic flow throughContinue reading “Have your say on the proposed Connaught Village Green”

Proposed Praed Street Footway Widening

Westminster Council is proposing to widen the footway on Praed Street outside the Hilton Hotel. This will reduce the carriageway to one lane and is anticipated to prevent the illegal waiting of taxis that currently takes place outside the station. This proposals include the following improvements: It is anticipated that construction of a proposed schemeContinue reading “Proposed Praed Street Footway Widening”

HyPER wins prestigious environmental honour

We are pleased to announce that HyPER has been chosen by the Environmental Research Group at Imperial College London to trial an air pollution monitor as part of a community programme to improve local air quality. The award is part of the Breathe London Community Programme, a three year research scheme in which local groupsContinue reading “HyPER wins prestigious environmental honour”

Minutes from “Have Your Say” 24th November

HyPER’s Have Your Say event on Thursday 24th November was another well-attended and fast-paced event. The meeting followed-on from October’s crime meeting and started with a review of the actions from that meeting. The evening started with a review of the action grid from the last meeting. The action grid has been updated with notesContinue reading “Minutes from “Have Your Say” 24th November”