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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  • Flash Flooding on Monday, 12th July - Following Monday afternoon’s flash floods, Camden is requesting that anyone who noticed or experienced flooding should report this to GREENCAMDEN@CAMDEN.GOV.UK Camden is particularly keen to learn about the following types of flooding: * internal: clean water or sewage (please say which) at a property, eg in basement, or coming up… Read more
  • Alert for budding croquet enthusiasts - Hampstead Heath Croquet Club are running some 'Pay & Play' sessions for beginners during July and August. Please see our activities page for details. Read more
  • Public Consultation on London Rental Electric Scooter Trial - Residents have been invited to have their say on Camden’s involvement in the London wide electric scooter trial which launched in parts of the Capital earlier this month. Transport for London (TfL) has been working with London boroughs and other organisations such as the Metropolitan Police and London Councils to… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • 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