BRA Archive

Belsize Village

In March 2019, members of the Belsize Residents Association voted to become a Charitable Incorporated Society. This was the culmination of work done to improve how the Association undertook its activities which in turn, followed its 2018 AGM when the membership asked the BRA Committee to set up a CIO. This and the next pages, form the online archive of the BRA.

The Belsize Residents Association is a group of over 500 households 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 local Tradesmen You Can Trust.

The Belsize Residents Association (BRA) is a non-profit and non-political organisation. Our members are drawn mainly from the area between Lyndhurst and Adelaide Roads from north to south and between Fitzjohns Avenue and the approaches to Fleet Road from west to east. Whilst the BRA acts as a channel of communication, where possible, between our members and those who provide our public services, we do not lobby or act directly on behalf of individual members, nor can we provide legal or planning advice.

Our activities include:
Checking all local planning and tree applications; commenting or objecting where appropriate. We also seek to influence planning policy. The BRA response to all applications is listed in the minutes of our monthly committee meetings.

  • Raising concerns about and responding to consultations on local public services, traffic, parking and transport. Meeting regularly with councillors to discuss local issues.
  • Providing information about local issues and activities through quarterly newsletters, two noticeboards and this website as well as publishing an annual booklet (“Tradesmen You Can Trust”) listing tradesmen recommended by our members.
  • Noticeboards: the BRA has noticeboards in Belsize Village and on Haverstock Hill. These are used to publicise community events.
  • Organising a programme of social events.

Annual General Meeting
Our AGM takes place in March each year. The annual reports, accounts and minutes of the meetings are available here.

The Committee
The BRA Committee consists of current BRA members who are elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting. Committee members take responsibility for specific topics based on their particular interests and skills.

Chair Local Services
Events Governance
Membership Secretary Newsletter Editor
Planning Secretary
Tradesmen You Can Trust Treasurer
Trees & Streets

Past editions of the newsletter, annual reports & accounts, AGM minutes and Committee minutes (from January 2014 to March 2019) are available at the end of this Archive section.