Ergotec Health

at the Stag, 67 Fleet Road, NW3, Wednesday 25 May 2016
Doors 7pm, Event starts 7.30-9.30pm
Talks include: Robotics for Advanced Surgery

Dr Dan Stoyanov’s talk will explain the latest engineering methods which can be applied to surgery through robotics and engineering to advance the possibilities of modern surgery, with a particular focus on minimally invasive techniques in difficult environments such as early-stage pregnancies. More info >

Proposed Sainsbury's Store Scrapped
Another successful Belsize campaign

No To Sainsbury's Belsize
Campaigners say NO to Sainsbury’s: Jessica Learmond-Criqui, Dame Janet Suzman,
Linda Chung, Budgens supermarket staff and many local objectors.

192 Haverstock Hill

The company says it has failed to reach a commercial deal with the developer.

Deliveries and Waste
No space provided in the plans for deliveries. Large vehicles deliver many times a day and this site is totally unsuitable.

Access to Russell Nurseries Estate
Many tenants of Russell Nurseries Estate already have great difficulty navigating the narrow thoroughfare between the blocked-in area and the high wall of Belsize Park tube station.

Existing Food Retailers
The area is served by three healthy food independent retailers, belsize does not need another retailer, one that will probably threaten the viability of one or more of the existing retailers.

Cycle HighwayArtist's impression of the proposed scheme

Proposed Cycle Superhighway Swiss Cottage

Massive turnout for the public meeting
held on Wednesday 16 March
at St Stephens, Rosslyn Hill

The planned cycle superhighway will permanently affect access to Swiss Cottage, Regents Park and the West End.
We will no longer be able to drive into the upper part of Avenue Road from Fitzjohn’s Avenue, or be able to drive into Regents Park other than between 11am and 3pm
read more >

TfL Meeting

A consultation sets out TfL's proposals for a route from Swiss Cottage southwards, along Avenue Road, the Outer Circle of The Regent’s Park, Park Crescent and Portland Place. Consultation open until 20 March 2016. full details here >

Haverstock Scheme

It is time to cheer up our section of Haverstock Hill with some blooms!

The latest proposal is a joint venture between Camden Council and local residents. Claire Louise Leyland, along with local Camden officers are working towards creating flower beds around the bases of the trees with community consultation.

This illustration is one idea. The plan is to bring greater focus and enjoyment to our wonderfully-wide pavements. Camden will provide some plants and hopefully local businesses will sponsor at least a simple flower bed with volunteers helping to maintain them. There is a convenient water tap outside Thornton’s Budgens. If you would like to get involved in any way please contact Linda Grove.
Read the full story of the original proposal >

100 Avenue Road

100 Avenue Road to go Ahead
19 February 2016

The Secretary of State has followed the Planning Inspector’s recommendation to allow the appeal.

Permission has been granted for Essential Living to demolish the existing building at 100 Avenue Road and replace it with a 24 storey tower block and a part seven, part five storey building.

Read full details >

Exhibition of pictures of Belsize Village and Central Belsize
Burgh House, Hampstead 2 March to 29 May 2016 – free admission

Belsize in View

‘Belsize in View’, an exhibition of photographs of Belsize Park curated by David S Percy is at Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead from March, In addition to many original photographs of Belsize the exhibition features a number of carefully restored archive images, including coloured engravings and other fascinating old photographs, some featuring parts of Belsize that are no longer with us.

"I was at a meeting at Burgh House yesterday. I, as did everyone else, admired the Belsize exhibition and thought it was wonderful. Congratulations on the collection and the display."
Linda Chung
Chair of the Friends of Burgh House

Christopher P Wood – Painter of Magical Landscapes

The Old Road

Sylvester Fine Art presents an exhibition of paintings by the artist Christopher P Wood, launching Saturday 16 January 2016.
Wood is a landscape artist who looks beyond the obvious and presents a visualisation that speaks of a reality, rooted in the spiritual realm. Wood’s landscapes bring forth imagined worlds that are built on ancient foundations which have clearly been informed by his place of birth and where he lives to this day; Leeds. The endless skies and dramatic natural landscapes of Yorkshire can be found somewhere between Wood’s fantasy and reality. More info >

Volunteers working on the Royal Free garden project

Digging fot thr Royal Free project
Volunteers digging over the garden ready for planting shrubs and spring bulbs

A group of enthusiasts led by Linda Grove have ensured that Pond Street was planted with shrubs and covered in daffs in the Spring. A group of Korean tourists help to plant the area outside the Royal Free read more >

B May
Brian May

Urgent Need to save AIR Studios

The petition has over 10,000 signatures and is
supported by Hans Zimmer and Brian May details here >

LATEST on AIR STUDIOS full story >

Since the original petition the applicants for the basement development have submitted amended plans and Camden has sent out letters of consultation on these amended plans. This amended application does not remove the massive basement which they still wish to construct. It is the noise from the building of the basement which would have the most impact on studio next door. Read more >

Composer and conductor Gavin Greenaway says it is sheer folly to excavate near Air Studios. Read his letter to the editor of the Camden New Journal >

Air Studios

AIR Studios relocated in 1992 to the beautiful Lyndhurst Hall on the corner of Rosslyn Hill and Lyndhurst Road and named it AIR Lyndhurst. Due to the potential disruption form building/ basement pool work next door AIR Studios may have to close for six months and may never reopen. So the studio has hired top lawyer David Cooper who has sent an official letter of objection to Camden.
Read the full story and appeal here >

100 Avenue Road Appeal: The Planning Inspector has now sent his recommendation to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.
Important new infomation, read more here >

Please help to keep our Village and the local area tidy

Bin that Butt!

The Retail section of Belsize Village
Camden council wishes to remind us that the retail section of the village and the flats above the shops have daily morning collections.
For retail premises in the daily collection area you may put out your waste between 8am-9.30am.
Waste should not be presented before 8am or after 10am. To use these daily collections you must be a customer of Camden’s Business Waste Service.
If you are a resident who lives in a flat above a shop you may put out your waste between 7am-9.30am

The Residential part of Belsize Village
If you live in the residential section of the Village (other than retail premises or a flat above a shop in Belsize Lane, Belsize Mews, Belsize Place, Princess Mews, Belsize Crescent) the day for your refuse collection is TUESDAY and your waste must be presented neatly and secured for collection from 7am onwards on your collection day. Everyone is requested to please store their refuse in bins – or in your property – on non-collection days. This will prevent foxes from opening up bags on the street. More details >

Charlotte Gascoigne and Linda Grove are looking for local folk to join them to help improve our public spaces in NW3, so if you would like to get involved, starting with the gardens in Pond Street in front of the Royal Free, then please send them an email.
There is no requirement to be a fantastic gardener, just someone who appreciates our lovely location and wants to help to improve and preserve it.
The Peace garden in South Hill Park has been an inspiration, and we are fully aware that by being involved in community projects like this brings our neighbourhood closer together, creating a place where we want all to live, So come on, get those marigolds on and join them! – contact Charlotte and Linda.

Admiral Property

Sir Richard Steele function room saved from redevelopment

S R Steele
The pub’s beer garden and upstairs function room has been saved after its owners lost a planning appeal to build flats above the tavern. Read More >

Village Flowers in full bloom
The flowers along Belsize Lane have been extended th
is summer, an additional six baskets along Belsize Lane down to McCrone Mews, a basket on the lower lamppost on Belsize Crescent, and one opposite the entrance to Belsize Court Garages – they look really lovely.

..... Flowers in Belsize Village

These flowers are organised by Angela King of Heywoods, Angela says: "It obviously costs us more money to do this, so I would be most grateful for any further donations that our local residents may like to make to help with the annual flowers, as well as our Xmas lights. I have the baskets changed twice annually, so we have a spring/summer show and an autumn/winter show – they are maintained weekly too." Donation information is below.

Artist Belsize Village
Chatting to artist Alan Lancaster In the Village

Want to know more about Belsize Park?

Belsize Story Films

The two films about Belsize Park are now free
to view in full online
And the documentary on Hampstead Garden Suburb celebrating the story
of one of the first garden suburbs is also available to view her

XUL Architecture

Jessica's Help

Village Lights and Flowers

The spring/summer flowers aren't provided free
On behalf of the Belsize Village Association Angela King of Heywoods Estate Agents collects the donations and organises the winter lights & flowers as well as the installation every year.

Donations Please – Drop Cash or Cheques in to
Heywoods Estate Agents 27 Belsize Lane - NW3 5AS
(Cheques payable to Heywoods Estate Agents attn Angela King)
Or donate via credit card through PayPal

With many thanks to the organisers



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