Have your say on the proposed Connaught Village Green

Proposals Westminster Council, in conjunction with the Church Commissioners, has released plans for a new “Connaught Village Green” in the heart of Connaught Village. A new public space is proposed to be created outside Hogg’s chemist, using what is currently the small car parking area. Also proposed are improvements to the surrounding public realm, includingContinue 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”

HyPER Remembers

To mark Remembrance Day, Esme Daley representing HyPER attended the ceremony in Lancaster Gate presided over by Westminster Council’s Lord Mayor (Hamza Taouzzale) and Father Paul of St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens. Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg was also in attendance. The St James’s choir was joined by brass players offering an appropriately sombre musical accompaniment. HyPERContinue reading “HyPER Remembers”

Updated planning application for Portsea Mews

Some time ago we wrote about the proposals to redevelop Portsea Mews, an area which is currently in a poor state of repair and attracting a lot of antisocial behaviour. After some objections to the height of the previously-proposed development, the newly-submitted application reduces the height back to its current level and moves a smallContinue reading “Updated planning application for Portsea Mews”

Next Have Your Say crime meeting

Following hot on the heels of last month’s very successful Have Your Say crime event, this sequel event will be taking place on Thursday 24th November. Our local police team (including the area’s Sergeant, Martin Noon) and our local councillors have kindly agreed to this follow-up meeting to continue to address the issues raised toContinue reading “Next Have Your Say crime meeting”

Connaught Village Christmas celebrations

This Thursday 17th November from 3pm Connaught Village is celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season with an afternoon of complimentary sustainable craft workshops, live music performances, in-store promotions, and a chance to meet and pose for a photo with husky dogs. The Tree of Love, Joy and Hope will have a new yuletide makeoverContinue reading “Connaught Village Christmas celebrations”

Silent vampire film being screened at St John’s Church (postponed)

Come to St John’s Church on Saturday evening 12th November for the screening of the first great vampire film, on the Big Screen with live organ improvisation and bar available. F.W. Murnau’s 1922 silent horror classic Nosferatu: Eine Symphonie des Grauens (A Symphony of Horror) is the first great vampire film, based controversially on BramContinue reading “Silent vampire film being screened at St John’s Church (postponed)”