March pub evening – Tuesday 19 March

Message from Susan Quinn

Dear Members and Friends

The next Hyde Park Estate Association pub evening will be held on Tuesday 19th March. The topic for this evening has been chosen because the Committee has had numerous complaints about the worrying incidents of crime on the Hyde Park Estate and the apparent inability of the police to deal with it, due to their own reductions in manpower. As a consequence, the HPEA is exploring the possibility of employing a private security firm to patrol the Estate, if we can find an appropriate mechanism to pay for it, and if enough residents are in favour.

At this meeting you, as members of the HPEA, will have an opportunity to hear from one such security company. On this occasion we will be pleased to welcome Karen Connell and Jacob Hunter of Hunter Protection, a private security firm based in Westminster. Karen and Jacob will tell us about the service that their company provides and how it might benefit our area. They will, I am sure, be able to answer any questions we may have in order to help us decide whether this is a route worth pursuing. Our Chairman Allen Zimbler will host the evening.

We will meet as usual in the upstairs Theatre Bar of the Victoria on the corner of Strathearn Place and Sussex Place from 6.15 – 8.00pm. I hope that as many of you as possible will come along and please feel free to invite any of your neighbours who may be interested in these issues and in joining our association. This should be a most interesting evening and I look forward to seeing you there.

Best regards
Susan Quinn
HPEA Committee