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Freezing on top of Parliament Hill during a winter inspection of the Heath

Sweltering inside the Town Hall on a summer's evening. Trying to stay awake whilst slogging through a 350-page summary of the Government’s latest planning directive. Enjoying a glass of something whilst a sub-committee chairman highlights the glories of Arts and Crafts style architecture.

The work of Society's committees is nothing if not varied. What it does have in common however, is that it is entirely voluntary. Yet without the skills and dedication of those who serve on them the work of the Society would be impossible.
The General Committee meets six times a year and is ultimately responsible for the Society's affairs. Its members are locally active and have usually worked on the sub-committees, of which there are four: HeathTownPlanning and the web. They meet about once a month and are responsible for the day-to-day business of the Society.

A lot of work goes on between each of these meetings. Regular 'inspections' of the Heath are made. Papers are prepared on matters of interest and concern. Representations are made to Camden, English Heritage and the City. Informal meetings are held. And many matters affecting the Heath and Hampstead are considered.