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.

 

SUMMER PARTY CANCELLATION

Following the government’s decision to continue lockdown restrictions,
our Annual Summer Party planned for the 4th July has to be cancelled.
But we’re hoping to see many of you at events
we have planned for the Autumn.

News & Issues

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

  • HS2 update on Adelaide Road Works (18.05.21) - HS2 Works: Adelaide Road will be closed between 7.00 and 19.00 on Saturdays 29th May and 12th June 2021 in order to install site offices and welfare units on the HS2 site. Please see here for maps and details of road closures and diversions. Read more
  • Belsize Society Newsletter May 2021 - Welcome to the May Newsletter of the Belsize Society. We were able to hold an AGM in March on Zoom, and this issue describes some of the discussion. The AGM included a short presentation about the Belsize Streatery which, as it re-opens, is also the focus of a Camden consultation.… Read more
  • Belsize Society Annual General Meeting 2021 - This year’s AGM was held on Zoom on Sunday 7 March, with around 45 members attending.   The Chair of Trustees, Prabhat Vaze, reported that, despite the difficult conditions of the pandemic, the Committee had continued to scrutinise planning and tree applications.  More use has been made of the website,… Read more

Features & Comments

See all current features and comments, or read a post below:

  • 31 Daleham Gardens: A new lease of life - In September 2020, Camden’s Cabinet approved a regeneration strategy for property in Daleham Gardens, identifying the preferred option as being redevelopment through disposal to a local Community Land Trust (CLT). The approved strategy recognised that a locally-based, community-led developer, such as a CLT, with a strong local knowledge and community roots, non-profit status and focus on high quality affordable homes could be well-placed to deliver affordable housing on this site. Following an Expression of Interest Process in early 2021, which sought submissions from community groups interested in the site,… Read more
  • Mary Shenai’s Belsize Walks - As we celebrate 50 years since the first few residents came together to form an association for people living and working in Belsize Park, we look back on community walks by and for our residents. In September 1998, BRA luminary Mary Shenai led a walk in Belsize Lane with the theme of “Standing in History”.  At that time, there had been changes in the Village.  Mary’s view was that those changes should make residents realise that they were part of a continuing process, standing in history, and that it… Read more
  • Tribute to Aileen Hammond - It was with sadness that BelSoc learned of Aileen Hammond’s death on 19 February.  A much-respected councillor for Belsize, a much-loved member of BRA and BelSoc, and a generous and selfless person, she will be very greatly missed.  Judith Gubbay pays her tribute:  My friend Aileen was clever, and witty, and kind, and energetic. Described by one friend as a force of nature, she never wasted a minute of her life. Aileen was a news addict and a compulsive letter writer. She had trenchant views - about transport, climate… Read more