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Tree Identification
Meet at Cafe,
Golder's Hill Park
2.30 pm
led by Bettina Metcalfe
International Dendrology Society

'Preparing for a storm
expected some time in the next 400,000 years.'

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 Gazeteer

Pond by Pond works summaries
Hampstead Chain
Highgate Chain

Legal proceedings

Diary Dates


7pm Thursday 2 June

Speaker: Matt Maran

St. Stephen's, Rosslyn Hill.

(Not Tuesday as stated in Newsletter)

Springett Lecture

7.30 Thursday 27 October

Thomas Pakenham


Society raises nine objections to proposed use of former police station as a school.
Further increases in school-run traffic and pollution would be a disaster.


The guest speaker at our Annual General Meeting on 2 June 2016 will be the photographer Matthew Maran, who has just completed a four-year project, with the support of the City, to publish a beautiful book of photographs of Hampstead Heath.

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
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

To find out more visit our Guided Walks section for details.

Proposed by  local residents, drawn up by the Neighbourhood Forum. Do you agree? 

Major roads closed and hundreds of HGVs a day through Hampstead for the next ten years?

How the Heath was saved

Rare Books of local interest
for sale to members

Original 1912 editions

Barratt's Annals of Hampstead kindly donated by a generous member of the Society to help us raise funds.

Society membership passes 2000

Membership has passed 2000 for the first time
in our 118 year history! 

A rise spurred on by public backing for last year's legal proceedings launched by the Society, challenging the legality of the City's  huge new dams that will disfigure the Heath forever.