Autumn Newsletter

Our garden recently won second place in the Small Private Squares category of the London Garden Squares Competition. We were competing against thirty other gardens with the top three receiving gold medal status according to RHS guidelines. We will soon be adding the silver plaque to the garden shed doors to join the others from previous years.

The trees were examined by our tree surgeon last month and he has identified a large number that need trimming. On the south side of the square Continue reading Autumn Newsletter

2014 AGM

woman gardening gloves posies flowers gardening toolsOur annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 6:30pm on the 17th March in the basement of the German Church, on Montpelier Place.

All residents are welcome.

Agenda:

  1. Appointment of meeting chairman
  2. Review and approval of Minutes of AGM held on 25th March 2013
  3. Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction of new Committee members (if any)
  4. Garden Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Any Other Business
  7. Provisional date for next AGM: 23 March 2015

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2013 Christmas Carols Party

We had a great evening last Tuesday at our annual Christmas Carol party. The weather was mild and many dropped in once they heard the  Salvation Army Band get going shortly after 6:45. A crowd of at least fifty enjoyed the mince pies and excellent mulled wine.

A dozen or more soldiers from the Blues and Royals stationed at Hyde Park Barracks joined us in uniform and a few were even persuaded to try some of the mulled wine.

The mulled wine was courtesy of Marianthe and Jane Bradbury of Number 39 with Neil Carthy adding some support.

We raised £1,483 for charity: 60% going to the Salvation Army fund for the Homeless and 40% to the Household Cavalry Foundation. Continue reading 2013 Christmas Carols Party

2013 AGM

AGMOur annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 6:30pm on the 25th March at the Montpeliano restaurant, with light refreshments being provided.

All residents are welcome.

Agenda:

  1. Appointment of meeting chairman
  2. Review and approval of Minutes of AGM held on 26th March 2012
  3. Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction of new Committee members (if any)
  4. Garden Chairman’s Report
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Lighting scheme
  7. Any Other Business
  8. Provisional date for next AGM: 25 March 2014

Related Documents:

Feb 2013 Committee Meeting

Here is a summary of the items discussed at the committee meeting held this month:

In the current financial year we have an overspend of approximately £3,000.Our reserve position and financial position remain secure.

The budget for ex-contract bulbs and plants remains at £2,500.

We will create a new reserve and allocate £2,500 to it each year to offset future capital expenditure. Items covered will include the irrigation system and re-painting the railings.

In the annual Garden Square competition we placed fourth in the “Small Private Squares” category. This is a fall of two places from last year but we are confident that the garden will look better than ever in 2013 with prizes sure to follow.

Save the date! This years summer party will be on Tuesday, 2nd July.

Draft minutes of the meeting (PDF)

Christmas Carols Party Report

We had a great evening last Thursday at our annual Christmas Carol party. The cold weather was no deterrent with many encouraged to drop in when the Salvation Army Band struck up at 6:45. A crowd of at least thirty enjoyed the mince pies and excellent mulled wine.

A dozen or more soldiers from the Blues and Royals stationed at Hyde Park Barracks joined us in uniform and a few were even persuaded to try some of the mulled wine.

We raised over £1,500 for charity: 60% going to the Salvation Army fund for the Homeless and 40% to the Household Cavalry Foundation. The Household Cavalry Foundation exists to help serving soldiers, casualties, veterans and their dependants.
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Christmas Carol Party

We’re having our annual Christmas Carol Party on Thursday, 13th December at 6:45pm. All square residents and their guests are welcome to come and enjoy the mulled wine and minced pies… just bring your singing voice.

Hats not required

As in previous years the Salvation Army Band has kindly agreed to come and play we have invited a group of soldiers from the Hyde Park Barracks to supplement our singing efforts.

Continue reading Christmas Carol Party