NEXT WALK: 7 February
10.30am; meet outside Brew House Cafe, Kenwood House.
led by Thomas Radice
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 chainsaws are out and as many of you will know the first of 170 trees have been felled including 13 mature oaks on the Stock Pond.
The earth shifters are here too and now we must grin and bear it for the next two years.
To stay informed please follow the links below which will be periodically updated.
The Ponds Project Gazeteer
Pond by Pond works summaries:
City agrees to Society's protective provisions for Heath
After months of consultation with the Society, the City's proposed new 'Open Spaces' bill will now include protective provisions ensuring the continued wild and natural state of the Heath.
ATHLONE HOUSE SAVED
Plans to demolish a much-loved landmark on the edge of the Heath and replace it with mega-mansion dubbed 'a Stalinist wedding cake' have been thrown out after a six year battle lead jointly by this Society and the Highgate Society.
Read the full decision
Rare Books of local interestfor 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.
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.