Belsize Society Newsletter August 2023

Posted on 16/8/2023

Welcome to the August Newsletter of the Belsize Society.

It was great to see many of you at two events over the last weeks. For the Summer Party this year, we managed to avoid some ominous weather forecasts. We were also pleased to hold an event jointly with the Friends of the Belsize Community Library about the Erno Goldfinger house on Willow Road. 

We are really pleased that our former chair Averil Nottage will lead an historical walk about the Eton College estate. In this Newsletter, she has written about the themes in the walk. Please do sign up for this walk on EventBrite.

The annual London Open House Festival is due to take place in September and you’ll be able to see some Belsize properties during this. One is BelSoc committee member Sanya Polescuk’s architectural practice, a building notable for the steps taken to retrofit energy efficiency into the building. On that theme, we also highlight energy performance certificates.

The Newsletter covers what is on at Hampstead Theatre and some Camden Council information about trees in the borough and bulky waste collections. There are also some details of the charity, Doorstep Library.

We are awaiting further news about the planning applications for Howitt Close, where the Society participated in the recent planning inquiry. The Newsletter sets out the current position.

We hope you enjoy the Newsletter.