Belsize Society Newsletter November 2023

Posted on 14/11/2023

Welcome to the November BelSoc Newsletter.

It was nice to see many of you at the Society’s historic walk in October, with Averil Nottage leading the walk. We had a fascinating stroll into Chalk Farm, finding out more about the Eton College Estate.

The Society’s members have been busy book writing. We cover Ranee Barr’s novel set in Belsize and Sri Lanka, and are also pleased to report former BelSoc committee member Pat Holden’s new book.

The Newsletter also includes news from the Globe Tennis Club, which has been the home of a rising tennis star. The Newsletter has a piece about the new walk-in centre for cancer advice at Maggie’s at the Royal Free. 

There is a lot going on in the area over the coming months. We describe what’s on at the Hampstead Theatre. We cover seasonal events, such as one by Belsize Community Choir and the annual concert for the homeless. The latter is organised by Matthew Watts, who will be leading our carol singing in a few weeks time.

This Newsletter covers a number of planning matters. We hear about the listing of a local building designed in the modernist style by architect Georgina Cheeseman. There is also news of the outcome of the latest planning application for Howitt Close. The rejection of the proposal was welcomed.

During the recent Open House, 8/8a Belsize Court Garages received numerous visitors, keen to see the award-winning retrofit. The Newsletter covers this, as well as recent incentives to retrofit.

We hope you enjoy this Newsletter.