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.

The Belsize Society Annual General Meeting
for this our 50th Anniversary year, will be held on
Sunday, 7th March 2021 at 15.00 via Zoom. (Members only)
Agenda and papers will be sent to members by email and post.
Please contact info@belsize.org.uk for the meeting ID and passcode
.

 

News & Issues

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

  • Belsize Society Newsletter: February 2021 - Welcome to the February Newsletter of the Belsize Society. This is the first of 2021, a year that will be the fiftieth for the Society and its predecessor organisations. In this Newsletter, we’re looking back at one special experience of the summer, the Belsize Village Streatery, with reflections from the… Read more
  • Local News - CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE LAUNCHES ONLINE ARCHIVE Camden Art Centre was established in 1965 as a place for making, viewing and discussing art.  It has launched an online archive of selected exhibitions and projects from 1991 – 2020.   For audio, video and lots of fantastic pictures, go to https://archive.camdenartscentre.org/archive. From… Read more
  • 100 Avenue Road - Essential Living, the developers behind the controversial 100 Avenue Road development at Swiss Cottage which was opposed by the Belsize Residents Association, have caused fury by attempting to remove all the affordable housing from the scheme.  The first application 2021/0025/P seeks to scrap all 36 affordable and intermediate rent flats,… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • 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
  • We are 50 years old - It is 50 years since Belsize residents came together to preserve the amenity of Belsize Park. FIFTY YEARS AGO:  A group of local residents ran a campaign against a proposal for a ring road around London that would have destroyed Victorian houses and cut Belsize Park in two.  This turned into the BRA in 1976. FORTY YEARS AGO: The BRA Constitution was adopted in 1982 and a campaign against estate agent boards was started. THIRTY YEARS AGO: In February 1991, Harold Marks was Chairman. The BRA was contributing to… Read more