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.

Find out about Air Quality in Belsize
from Camden’s air quality officer at BelSoc’s Q&A Session on 25th November. What has lockdown meant for air pollution in London and how does air quality in NW3 compare to other areas? Details for joining this Zoom meeting on our Events page

News & Issues

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

  • Proposed changes to Camden Parking Permit Charges - Camden Council is committed to tackling the air quality and climate change crises. As such and in line with their Camden Transport Strategy, they are proposing to make changes to some parking permits and charges. Essentially they are raising the diesel surcharge substantially, making new arrangements for motor cycles and generally… Read more
  • Belsize Society Newsletter: November 2020 - Welcome to the November BelSoc Newsletter. As we enter a second lockdown, the Newsletter has a focus on strolls around the Belsize areawith a walk that takes you to Hampstead and back. There is also a piece looking at the trees listed in Camden’s open data. We are hosting the Camden… Read more
  • Local News: November 2020 - Hampstead Theatre will lift our spirits with Pinter If you are by now yearning for the theatre, then you will be interested in the Hampstead Theatre’s production of Harold Pinter’s “Dumb Waitor”.  Directed by Alice Hamilton, it is now due to run from 3 December to 16 January. The play… Read more

Features & Comments

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  • Abacus Belsize Primary School Online Auction - We have been asked on behalf of Abacus Belsize Primary School to let you know about their annual online auction. Local businesses big and small, as well as members of the Abacus community have very kindly donated goods, services and unique experiences for anyone to bid on. Any funds raised  in the online auction will go towards the Shakespeare drama project at school in spring 2021, which all year groups take part in. The auction will run between 23 November and 6 December: www.pta-events.co.uk/abacusbelsize Read more
  • Looking at Camden’s tree register - We know we live in a leafy part of the city, with Primrose Hill and the Heath attracting countless Londoners to relax attracted by these green spaces. However, a recent research project has placed Camden in the top 20 places in England and Wales with the most tree cover. Gardens, tree-lined streets as well as the parks, place our Borough ahead of rural areas, which the study finds have the least tree coverage, including parts of the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. The mapping experts - the credit… Read more
  • Walking in Lockdown - Belsize Square to St John-at-Hampstead circular walk Route: Start in Belsize Square; walk via Belsize Crescent onto Fitzjohn’s Avenue and then to Church Row. Visit the Churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead and the Additional Burial Ground. Walk down Frognal back into Belsize Park. Keep a lookout for the following features. Trees in Belsize Square Autumn in Belsize gives us the opportunity to look at the changing trees. In Belsize Square, there are two juvenile Malus Rudolph trees (Crab Apples) which currently display yellowing leaves and red fruit which are easily… Read more