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

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  • Camden consults on 2022-2026 Clean Air Strategy - Camden Clean Air Action Plan 2022-2026 describes what Camden Council and other partners will do to improve air quality and protect health from air pollution over the next four years. It also provides useful information, guidance and suggestions to help you protect your own health by avoiding air pollution and… Read more
  • Camden Clean Air Parklet: Belsize leads the way - After many months of planning, Camden Council opened its first Parklet on 28 June in Belsize Park! The aim of the Camden Clean Air Parklet is to create a space that is dedicated to the community and improving the air we breathe.  A Parklet is a car parking space that… Read more
  • Application to demolish O2 Centre and replace with flats - BelSoc is part of the Confederation of Local Community Groups (“CLCG”)  which has been formed to oppose the planning application by developer Landsec to build blocks of flats on the site occupied by the O2 Centre, its car park and other commercial units running down the rail line from Finchley… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • SOVIET SPIES IN LAWN ROAD  - Former BRA Chair and local history expert, Averil Nottage, writes: Between the mid 1930s and mid 1940s seven Soviet spies lived in the Lawn Road Flats, (now known as Isokon), and many others lived nearby.  Who were these spies and what brought them to the area? From 1933 the rise of Fascism and suppression of workers’ movements in Germany and Austria led many active Communist Party members to flee their homelands, bringing little but their political passions with them.  They gravitated to areas where their views might be received… Read more
  • Belsize Society Newsletter August 2022 - The August BelSoc Newsletter is online here as a pdf Welcome to the August Newsletter of the Belsize Society. It was great to see many of you at the Summer Party this year, after being unable to host this event for the past two years. We had a sunny day, cakes and tea, and a wonderful garden to enjoy this in.  We are really pleased that our former chair Averil Nottage will lead an historical walk in the area around Parkhill Road. In this Newsletter, she has written about… Read more
  • Diana Self – An Appreciation - It is with great sadness that we report that Diana Self died on 22 June peacefully at her home.  She was 97. Diana was a remarkable woman who made an enormous contribution to the Belsize Residents Association, now the Belsize Society.  Having moved to Lancaster Grove from Hampstead after her retirement, she joined the committee of the BRA in December 1990 and soon took responsibility for social events.  From 1996 to 2000 Diana chaired the society at a time when parking controls were being introduced, Belsize Village was pedestrianised… Read more