Newsletters have been a source of information and musings for the Earl’s Court Square Residents’ Association (ECSRA) for nearly 30 years. The earliest archive newsletter is June 1988, which reports the AGM in January held at No. 21, in those days the home of the Poetry Society and two names of the Committee of the Association, Jennifer Ware and David Ramsden who are still appointed committee members today.

Main reporting’s have continued to the present time on dates for events, the BBQ in summer, the Spirit of Christmas with lighting of the Christmas Tree, a social AGM and other party style events to bring people together on special occasions.

Planning and conservation has been central to reporting, as have licensing, rubbish, pollution, policing and local Council decisions which impact us.

Notable reporting’s some serious and some with amusement have graced over 60 newsletter productions with their interest and importance. From sinking holes to foxes, much has been reported on lobbying, recommendations and making the Square a better place to live. ‘News Roundup’ on conversions and restoration work on buildings and railings, the closing of the south east arm of the Square, the saving of the original coal hole covers, which lead to a borough wide decision, rerouting traffic flow and parking. Some history and people profiles are reported too, their volunteer time and the impact they have made is interesting and informative too.

Displayed are the more recent newsletters, our thanks go to Faron Sutaria who have kindly supported and printed our newsletters for a number of years and since 2002 Judy Head of Head Creative Associates has been on board to do the layout. Committee Member Sue Lupton has the archive should anyone be interested in reading further past copies.

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