Thomas Radice and Lynda Cook, Heath Sub-Committee
The intrusive and large-scale engineering works to the Hampstead Heath ponds that have dominated the scene for the past two years are the result of professional advice to the City of London on its duties under reservoirs legislation. Heath & Hampstead Society Committee members Thomas Radice and Lynda Cook will explain the background to the City’s Ponds Project and the arguments behind the Society’s unsuccessful legal challenge. The walk will show participants the current progress of the works and discuss the long-term environmental and visual impacts on the Heath after the works have been completed
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
The causeway between Hampstead Ponds Number 1 and 2 will be closed for resurfacing for two weeks from Monday 27 June, but will be open weekend 2/3 July. The Causeway is closed at the contractor's insistence for safety reasons.
7.30pm Thursday 27 October
New End, Hampstead
Proms at St Jude's
Classical and jazz music
Guided heritage walks
Sat 25 June to Sun 3 July
37 SCHOOLS ENOUGH
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.
City agrees to Society's protective provisions for Heath
Chairman's letter to The Economist answering a call for Green belt development and end of 'barmy rules' such as statutory protected views from the 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
for sale to members
Rare Books of local interest
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.