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Our latest edition of the ECSRA magazine celebrates some of the highlights of the last twelve months, including the installation of four plaques to commemorate four local heroes. The Council’s City Living Local Life (CLLL) fund has been good to us as it sponsored the four plaques to celebrate the lives of notable individuals who... Read more »
2020 was an unusual year to say the least. The country ‘locked down’ three times from the first quarter of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To be safe, conform to regulations and not overload the NHS we couldn’t hold any of our social and community events. Instead we watched from the perimeters when... Read more »
During 2019 we lost Jennifer Ware, a long-standing member of our Executive Committee.  When Jennifer discovered that a property developer was planning on demolishing many of the beautiful buildings in Earl’s Court Square she canvassed everyone and, with the residents’ support, approached the Greater London Council to stop the works starting. She was instrumental in... Read more »
ECSRA’s main focus, during 2018, has been on persuading the Council to strengthen their planning and refuse enforcement procedures as we feel prosecutions would act as a deterrent.  The “hotspot” outside 1 Earl’s Court Square has improved due to ECSRA lobbying for the provision of an on site bin area. Other issues which we have tackled... Read more »
2017 was a busy year for ECSRA. We lobbied the Police and our local Ward Councillors about the increase in anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and rough sleepers in the Square resulting in a two-month drug operation in Earl’s Court to combat drug related crimes and ASB.  During this time there were 25 arrests, 75 Stop and... Read more »
This year sees the launch of our new website and branding that will enable us to keep members and visitors in touch with activities in Earl's Court Square.  We have also updated the presentation of the newsletter to incorporate the new branding and a magazine style format. This will be published annually in the spring... Read more »
The Chairman’s Message thanked Heidi Bradner for her hard work on the continuous monitoring of rubbish in the Square with her team of local volunteers. Her efforts lead to a prize for ECSRA.  A cheque for £2,500 from Western Riverside Waste Authority/RBKC in their Golden Ticket ‘Recycle Right’ prize draw for organisations and community Groups.... Read more »
Earl’s Court Square resident Chrissie Courtney took over as Chairman of the ECSRA. She has valuable past experience in community work from her time in the New Forest as a District Councillor for 8 years. Christine Powell retired and was thanked in no small measure for her 10 years as ECSRA Chairman. This was the... Read more »
We had an historical write up from Melvyn Jeremiah an original ECSRA committee member, on the early activities of the committee. It originally being formed to fight a pair of brothers, who were buying up substantial properties to convert into rabbit-hutch bed-sits. Attending the 40th Celebration party were original committee members Jennifer Ware, David Ramsden,... Read more »
The Autumn Newsheet focuses on current issues and events that have taken place during the summer. The Annual BBQ and the Strawberry Tea party, held in conjunction with the Earl's Court Community Trust, both attracted many people - some regular and some newcomers to our Square for whom it was an opportunity to meet the... Read more »
The spring newsletter reviews the events taking place during the summer, including the the annual BBQ, the Strawberry Tea Party and a production of Twelfth Night by the Earls Courtiers in Barkstone Gardens. Another annual event is the Brompton Cemetery Lectures, covering the history, ecology, myths and legends of this calm and beautiful park -... Read more »