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HS2 update on Adelaide Road Works 9/4/2021

HS2 is extending its site on Adelaide Road which will involve removing more boundary wall. This will happen from 19th April for up to two weeks. For details and map please see here.

Mayoral Environment Debate 29/3/2021

A More Natural Capital invites residents to join a landmark moment for nature & climate in London: Mayoral Environment Debate, chaired by Julia Bradbury, on  Monday 12th April at 19.00 -21.00.

The debate will allow Mayoral candidates to forward their policies on nature and climate to London’s voters. If you want cleaner air, thriving parks, more abundant wildlife and new foot paths and cycle ways, this is your chance to ask the next Mayor for them.
To attend, please register through this link:…
To submit a question in advance please email

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The Belsize Streatery 25/3/2021

We have received a number of enquiries about a proposed consultation on re-opening the Streatery this year. We now understand that there will be no consultation because of the imminent local elections which mean that Camden Council is inhibited from undertaking any form of statutory consultation. The Council has however, approved the planning application for bin enclosures for 12 months and agreed the licensing permissions. At present, the Streatery is likely to open sometime in mid-April in accordance with government regulations, If you wish to express your views for or against its reopening, we suggest you contact your ward councillors; for Belsize, these are Tom Simons, Luisa Porritt and Steve Adams.

Potential Development of 02 Centre and its surrounds 3/3/2021

A significant development is being considered around the 02 Centre on Finchley Road and stretching over to West End Lane. Camden has prepared some planning guidance to ensure the eventual proposals include a range of public benefits and is asking for the public’s views on their draft document. Please see here. This consultation will run until Tuesday 6th April 2021.

Belsize Society Newsletter: February 2021 9/2/2021

Welcome to the February Newsletter of the Belsize Society. This is the first of 2021, a year that will be the fiftieth for the Society and its predecessor organisations.

In this Newsletter, we’re looking back at one special experience of the summer, the Belsize Village Streatery, with reflections from the organisers about the steps that paved the way for this. We have also been able to retrieve from our archives some past uses of the village area. In this fiftieth year, we’ll try to dip into the Society’s history but the festivals organised by the Belsize Residents Association are a good start for this nostalgic look.

You’ll see the annual request for recommendations for Tradesmen You Can Trust. Do remember that it is really helpful if you can also let us know about the tradesmen that you have used from TYCT, as that helps us keep the list up-to-date. Other Society business covered in the Newsletter include our new donations policy. We have an update from the Belsize Library and a poem by Robert llson for these difficult times. There is also some news from the 100 Avenue Road development.

You’ll see with this Newsletter the papers for the Annual General Meeting (or you have had the papers emailed). It is hard to believe that a year ago we were meeting at Belsize Square Synagogue, able to talk about the Society and enjoy cakes and tea together. Hopefully, the March AGM will be our first and last online-only AGM. But hope you can make this event. Joining details are available from and the meeting is open to members or those intending to join.

Between lockdowns, we were able to commemorate our long-serving committee member Consuelo Phelan with a tree, planted in St Peter’s church. Local news is also included in this Newsletter.

Hope you enjoy the Newsletter.

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