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:

  • HS2 update on Adelaide Road Works - HS2 is extending its site on Adelaide Road which will involve removing more boundary wall. This will happen from 19th April for up to two weeks. For details and map please see here. Read more
  • Mayoral Environment Debate - A More Natural Capital invites residents to join a landmark moment for nature & climate in London: Mayoral Environment Debate, chaired by Julia Bradbury, on  Monday 12th April at 19.00 -21.00. The debate will allow Mayoral candidates to forward their policies on nature and climate to London’s voters. If you… Read more
  • The Belsize Streatery - We have received a number of enquiries about a proposed consultation on re-opening the Streatery this year. We now understand that there will be no consultation because of the imminent local elections which mean that Camden Council is inhibited from undertaking any form of statutory consultation. The Council has however,… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • Highgate Newtown Community Centre Wellness Cafe - has started a new Telephone Befriending Service to help people who are shielding or isolating and unable to meet friends and family members. If you’re feeling anxious or scared or are worried about your health and wellbeing, and would like to chat, then you could do so regularly with someone from this service. Its aim is to support residents in Camden, who are aged over 55 and are feeling lonely, to stay connected with a friendly listening ear at the other end of a phone. All volunteers have had… Read more
  • Belsize Village Streatery 2020 - In 2017, Belsize Village was described as being "besieged by burglars” in the Evening Standard. In January, Robert Stephenson-Padron reflected at a Camden Council Meeting on what the Belsize Village Business Association has been able to do to revitalise the Belsize Village area. The Association was started just over two years ago, a period when Bob had observed numerous businesses closing and footfalls dwindle. Despite the cloud of the Coronavirus pandemic, the past summer was one seeing economic vibrancy return to our Village. He’s particularly pleased that the employment… Read more
  • The Last Belsize Festival 1989 - The Village has formed a focus of local activity of many kinds over the years.  Developed in the nineteenth century by William Willett, he gave up land in order to open up a triangular village green See “Streets of Belsize”, Camden History Society.   Did you know that for many years Belsize Village hosted the Belsize Festival?  Organised by local people, and supported by the Belsize Residents Association, the Festival was held for the first time in September 1974 with Belsize Lane closed to traffic.     The picture… Read more