Belsize Society Newsletter February 2023

Posted on 21/2/2023

The February BelSoc Newsletter is online as a pdf.

Welcome to the February Newsletter of the Belsize Society.

In this Newsletter, we bring you an article by Averil Nottage where she shares her research on Old Bailey records about duels in Chalk Farm. (Averil will also be giving a talk at the Library on another aspect of local history, `Artists, Refugees and Spies in Belsize in the 1930s’.)

Across the Newsletter, we update you on some initiatives being taken in the area. One focuses on the cost of living, with a meeting being held recently exploring the support available to those affected, and the options for taking a community led approach. The Council has recently consulted on climate change and the Society responded to this. A piece in the Newsletter covers what we said. We also cover a skills support intervention focusing on IT and the latest on the planning application regarding Howitt Close. The Newsletter has updates from the Isokon Gallery and some tips on bulky waste collection.

It was great to see many of you at the carol singing before Christmas. People were very generous in donating to the Marie Curies Hospice. We hope to see you again at the AGM, when we will be returning to the Belsize Square Synagogue, and able to talk about the Society and enjoy cakes and tea together. 

Hope you enjoy the Newsletter.