Your views on the Forum's vision

The votes are in on our Vision document. We sent the document to every home in the Forum's area, and about 400 people sent in responses. We will present the findings at a 'Community Update' event at 6.45pm on 20 November 2014, at the Hampstead Community Centre, 78 Hampstead High Street.

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To give a flavour, there was very strong support for the objectives expressed in the document, though some people had reservations on particular issues. Many residents took the opportunity to express their views on a number of points. 

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Camden designates Forum

Camden Council has given its formal approval to Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum. This important step followed a period of public consultation that the Council conducted in summer 2014. The outcome was that Camden 'designated' the Forum, clearing the way for us to create a Neighbourhood Plan for our area.

For a forum to be designated, the Council must approve the boundaries of its area, and its constitution. It must be satisfied that the forum has consulted widely with residents in its area and is making strong efforts to understand local concerns. Now that Camden has given its approval, the boundaries of our area are fixed. 

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Camden's consultation on the Forum

Camden Council has carried out a public consultation  on whether it should designate us as Neighbourhood Forum. This is a necessary step that all such forums must go through. We submitted our application, our proposed boundaries and our constitution. The consultation period ran from 12 June to 25 July 2014, and has now ended.

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The Forum at summer festivals

2014-07-06_14.19.14.jpgThe Forum met hundreds of local residents at the South End Green Festival on 29 June 2014 and at the Hampstead Summer Festival's Big Fair on 6 July. Our volunteers gathered many opinions on local issues, and on the kind of neighbourhood that local people would like to see in the future. Janine Griffis, Forum chair, was quoted in the Ham & High as saying: “It was incredibly busy and everyone thought it was the best Big Fair ever. The organisers did a fantastic job.” Thanks to these and other engagements, the Forum now has more than 600 members, and the list is growing. Do join us and help to build a vision of the future. 

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Consultation on Forum nears 25 July deadline

Camden Council has begun a public consultation on whether it should designate us as Neighbourhood Forum. This is a necessary step that all such forums must go through. We have submitted our application, our proposed boundaries and our constitution. The consultation runs from 12 June to 25 July 2014. To comment, please email planningpolicy@camden.gov.uk.

Do take part!

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Photo gallery: Hampstead’s Big Fair street party attracts 20,000 revellers

A carnival atmosphere swept Hampstead as thousands enjoyed a day of food, music, art and games with the return of the Hampstead Summer Festival.

Ham & High 3 July 2014

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Whatever happened to ‘The Big Society’? Neighbourhood forums battle on with little government support

David Cameron’s “Big Society” dominated headlines in the run-up to the 2010 general election as he pledged to give people the power to shape their own communities. Four years on, the Conservative leader’s flagship policy has seemingly been relegated to the sidelines.

Ham & High 23 June 2014

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Community tea: ideas on Living Hampstead

S_Web_7961.jpgAbout 120 people came to our community tea party at St Stephens, Rosslyn Hill. There was lively discussion around tables on conservation and housing, community and business, and trees and transport. Many people contributed their views verbally and on Post-it notes. 

Thank you to St Stephens and to Gail’s Artisan Bakery.

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Hanging in the balance

So at last, the People’s Popular Front of Hampstonia might have a small foot in the door when it comes to getting things done around here. 

Hampstead Village Voice Spring 2014

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First AGM considers Hampstead's future

agm-2014.jpgThe inaugural AGM of the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum was held at Hampstead Community Centre on 6 March 2014. About 80 people attended. This marked the formal establishment of the Forum: a constitution was adopted, area boundaries approved and a committee elected. Afterwards, there was an informal brainstorming session. This is the report on what was said:

  

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