Belsize Society Newsletter August 2022

Posted on 15/8/2022

The August BelSoc Newsletter is online here as a pdf

Welcome to the August Newsletter of the Belsize Society.

It was great to see many of you at the Summer Party this year, after being unable to host this event for the past two years. We had a sunny day, cakes and tea, and a wonderful garden to enjoy this in. 

We are really pleased that our former chair Averil Nottage will lead an historical walk in the area around Parkhill Road. In this Newsletter, she has written about one of the themes in the walk – spies in Belsize – complementing her piece last time on the British Modernists who also lived in that area. Please do sign up for this walk on EventBrite, which will be a tour through this history.

We were deeply saddened to hear of Diana Self’s passing. The Newsletter has a piece commemorating her. There is also a piece about volunteering for the Society, an aspect of our work for which Diana provided a lot of support, as she hosted numerous events bringing members together to progress Society work.

The Newsletter has two pieces about clean air, with Camden consulting on its pollution strategy and the new Parklets being established in the Borough. A Parklet has appeared at the corner of England’s Lane and Antrim Road.

On planning matters, we report on the O2 Centre development and on the closing of the England’s Lane launderette. Also, the Hampstead Theatre’s autumn schedule is highlighted. 

Hope you enjoy this Newsletter.