HyPER awarded £25k for Hyde Park Estate greening project

HyPER is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded £25k from Westminster Council’s Greening Westminster fund. The money will go towards the installation of a “parklet” on the Hyde Park Estate. These mini-gardens — which have been installed in a number of areas around London — add greening and biodiversity to roads that wouldContinue reading “HyPER awarded £25k for Hyde Park Estate greening project”

Invitation to curator’s tour and brunch at Eve Leibe Gallery

We are very excited to welcome back Eve Leibe Gallery to Connaught Village, who previously were generous in hosting a HyPER pop-up party. Their new location is at 39 Connaught Street. Eve Leibe have kindly invited HyPER members to their forthcoming curator’s tour and brunch with with Sam King and Maria Dolfini, this Saturday 29thContinue reading “Invitation to curator’s tour and brunch at Eve Leibe Gallery”

Paddington Area cycling consultation

Consultation is now open regarding a number of cycle infrastructure schemes in the Hyde Park Estate and Paddington area. These are all schemes that are already in existence, but that were introduced as temporary measures during Covid. This consultation is about making them permanent, including some adjustments to do so. Stanhope Terrace and Sussex PlaceContinue reading “Paddington Area cycling consultation”

Take part in HyPER’s award-winning initiative to reduce air pollution

Would you like to see air quality improve for ourselves and the next generation? Then help us locate an air sensor, the first step of the project. Having won a recent competition for an air pollution monitor, we now need your help to decide exactly where to site it. HyPER is now a member ofContinue reading “Take part in HyPER’s award-winning initiative to reduce air pollution”

Have your say on the future of our local high streets

Westminster Council has commenced a new High Streets Programme. This aims to support and revitalise Westminster’s high streets, making them more resilient, vibrant, and diverse, as well as ensuring a balance of spaces, amenities, and services for the local community.   The programme will begin by focusing on a cluster of high streets around Paddington andContinue reading “Have your say on the future of our local high streets”

Connaught Village Summer Fair throughout June

On Saturday 10th June Connaught Village will be launching Summer Village Vibes, a month-long celebration of summer coinciding with the Hyde Park Estate’s annual Open Gardens’ Weekend. Throughout the whole of June and into early July there will be events taking place in the area. Open Gardens The month kicks-off with the popular annual OpenContinue reading “Connaught Village Summer Fair throughout June”

New speed monitor for Connaught Street

After a request by HyPER members and with the help of our ward councillors, we thank Westminster Council for installing a new “Vehicle Activated Speed” sign on Connaught Street. Whilst we still want to see vastly less through-traffic using Connaught Street as a rat-run, we are grateful for the installation of the sign as anContinue reading “New speed monitor for Connaught Street”

Royal Parks Update: HyPER Attends Key Stakeholders Meeting

HyPER attended the Royal Parks stakeholder update on Tuesday 23rd May. The meeting was a useful opportunity to hear many updates about what is happening across the Royal Parks and there was a huge amount of information imparted. What follows is a brief summary of what might be of interest to HyPER members. Strategy updateContinue reading “Royal Parks Update: HyPER Attends Key Stakeholders Meeting”

Portsea Mews redevelopment given go-ahead

We are pleased to report that the proposed redevelopment of Portsea Mews has now been given the go-ahead. The planning application has been ongoing for some time. Most recently it was recommended for refusal by Westminster Council’s planning team, due to the loss of residential accommodation and its impact on the conservation area. However, theContinue reading “Portsea Mews redevelopment given go-ahead”

New Hyde Park Estate cycleway proposals

Westminster Council has released new plans for a cycleway to go through the Hyde Park Estate. This cycleway, previously called Quietway 7, was first consulted on in 2016, and was further consulted on in 2021. The scheme was then put on hold pending the outcome of any traffic alterations on the Estate. It has nowContinue reading “New Hyde Park Estate cycleway proposals”