Huge new “flood defences” planned for the Heath Ponds.
The Society has fought the City of London Dams Project for four years. An appeal to the government to grant the Heath Ponds an exemption from recent changes that have reclassified them as reservoirs is the last remaining chance to stop the work. The chainsaws are already out and the bulldozers are already moving in.
more than 1,000 letters of objection and a 14,000 - signature petition, Councillors voted six to three
with one abstention in favour of the scheme. Councillor Gimson warned of a
potential tsunami sweeping away her constituents in Dartmouth Park.
The Society has appealed to the Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss to intervene by exempting (as she has the power to do) the ponds from laws designed for commercial reservoirs.
Court rules Ponds Project
can go ahead.
One expert engineer has decided the future of the Heath.
The High Court has ruled against the Society's claim to halt the Ponds Project.
Severely intrusive engineering works will disrupt the Heath's use for the next two years, and permanently blemish its beauty.
The Ponds Project
Pond by Pond works summaries:
Tuesday 30 June
St Stephen's, Pond Street
Guest Speaker: Kate Ashbrook
Proposed by local residents, drawn up by the Neighbourhood Forum. Do you agree?
Society membership passes 2000
Membership of The Heath and Hampstead Society has passed 2000 for the first time in its 118 year history!
The rise has been spurred on by public backing for last year's legal proceedings launched by the Society, challenging the legality of the City's proposals for huge new dams that will disfigure the Heath forever.
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Rare Books of local interest
for sale to members
Original 1912 editions of Barratt's Annals of Hampstead kindly donated by a generous member of the Society to help us raise funds.