New Hampstead neighbourhood forum will have ‘real power to shape area’s future’

A collective of residents with real power to shape Hampstead’s future – that is the dream of campaigners bidding to set up a new community pressure group.

Ham & High 11 Dec 2013

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New Hampstead neighbourhood forum will be force to be reckoned with for planners

A campaign to create a community group with powers to help shape planning policy in Hampstead was launched this week.

Ham & High 3 Dec 2013

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Burgh House meeting sees a Living Village

On 26 January 2014, about 50 people gathered at Burgh House to discuss what was important to them about Hampstead, and their priorities for the village’s future. The purpose was to begin setting the mandate for the Hampstead Neighbourhood Forum, which is being established to develop a Neighbourhood Plan under the provisions of the Localism Act.

The meeting was held in a ‘World Café’ format, designed to stimulate conversation around small tables. Each table was given a question intended to provoke the expression of views. This report groups the ideas expressed into themes that could form the basis of the future activities of the Forum – and thus of the eventual plan. While these themes appeared to be important to all those present, a wide range of views – in some cases far from unanimous – were expressed. 

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