Welcome to The Belsize Society website

Eton Avenue – credit: Luke Collins

The Belsize Society is a charity of over 500 household members who seek to preserve the character of the area, by keeping a close eye on planning and environment issues. We work with local public bodies to improve the quality of local services and we promote a greater sense of community by providing information about local issues and holding social events. We publish a quarterly Newsletter and an annual booklet of recommendations for Tradesmen You Can Trust.

Find out more About Us, About Belsize and join The Belsize Society here.

News & Issues

See all current news and issues, or read a post below:

  • New Cycle Hanger for Belsize Avenue - Camden is consulting on placing another cycle hanger in Belsize Avenue, outside nos.41-43, not far from the most recent proposal outside no. 49. There will be a loss of 2.7 metres of parking but Camden have not stated how many parking spaces will be lost.The proposal can be seen here… Read more
  • Haverstock Hill Cycle Lanes - Camden Council has decided to go ahead with the ‘pop up’ cycle lanes on both sides of Haverstock Hill. Work is due to start in early December but most of it will be done in January 2021. Once the scheme is in operation, any feedback the Council receives will help… Read more
  • Proposed changes to Camden Parking Permit Charges - Camden Council is committed to tackling the air quality and climate change crises. As such and in line with their Camden Transport Strategy, they are proposing to make changes to some parking permits and charges. Essentially they are raising the diesel surcharge substantially, making new arrangements for motor cycles and generally… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • Abacus Belsize Primary School Online Auction - We have been asked on behalf of Abacus Belsize Primary School to let you know about their annual online auction. Local businesses big and small, as well as members of the Abacus community have very kindly donated goods, services and unique experiences for anyone to bid on. Any funds raised  in the online auction will go towards the Shakespeare drama project at school in spring 2021, which all year groups take part in. The auction will run between 23 November and 6 December: www.pta-events.co.uk/abacusbelsize Read more
  • Looking at Camden’s tree register - We know we live in a leafy part of the city, with Primrose Hill and the Heath attracting countless Londoners to relax attracted by these green spaces. However, a recent research project has placed Camden in the top 20 places in England and Wales with the most tree cover. Gardens, tree-lined streets as well as the parks, place our Borough ahead of rural areas, which the study finds have the least tree coverage, including parts of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The mapping experts - the credit… Read more
  • Walking in Lockdown - Belsize Square to St John-at-Hampstead circular walk Route: Start in Belsize Square; walk via Belsize Crescent onto Fitzjohn’s Avenue and then to Church Row. Visit the Churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead and the Additional Burial Ground. Walk down Frognal back into Belsize Park. Keep a lookout for the following features. Trees in Belsize Square Autumn in Belsize gives us the opportunity to look at the changing trees. In Belsize Square, there are two juvenile Malus Rudolph trees (Crab Apples) which currently display yellowing leaves and red fruit which are easily… Read more