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10 October, 2022
DHRA Annual General Meeting Minutes. October 2022
Approximately 25 residents attended this year’s AGM – some committee members had prior travel or work commitments, and some were not able to attend due ...
5 October, 2022
DHRA Minutes. September 2022
Traffic issues (i) Traffic working party Paddy O’Connor reported. Following the first survey of residents’ views (reported at the 2021 AGM), a second survey had ...
3 October, 2022
Living history: Downshire Hill
I discovered Downshire Hill almost 25 years ago. At the time, I was a new Londoner, living in a small flat above a pub in ...
31 March, 2022
DHRA Minutes. February 2022
Redevelopment of Murphy’s Yard site It was agreed that the application for this site, on the south side of Hampstead Heath, should be opposed in ...
23 December, 2021
DHRA Annual General Meeting Minutes. October 2021
There was a good turnout, 31 residents attended. Andrew Neale, DHRA chairman, introduced the agenda items, which had been circulated to residents ahead of the ...
4 October, 2021
Annual General Meeting. October 2021
Wednesday 20th October | 7pm at the Freemasons The DHRA AGM is planned for 7pm Wednesday 20th October, downstairs at the Freemasons. Hope everyone can come ...
10 September, 2021
A new Blue Plaque for Jim Henson’s home on Downshire Hill
A new blue plaque for puppeteer and creator of 'The Muppets', Jim Henson has been installed at 50 Downshire Hill where he lived from 1979 ...
10 September, 2021
Police Station Sales Process
It is understood that James Frost from Redington Capital is in the process of purchasing the station for a sum below £10 million. His current ...
7 September, 2021
DHRA Minutes. June 2021
Minutes of last meeting/ matters arising.Minutes of the previous meeting on 23 April were approved.New members.The committee welcomed Camilla Darling.Security/Burglaries. Sally was thanked for her ...
23 April, 2021
General Update. February 2021
Police Station redevelopment. The EFA (Education Funding Agency) have advised the Council that they intend to pursue a 210 place school on the Police Station ...
7 November, 2020
General Update. November 2020
School The saga with the planning application for a 420 place School at the site of the Old Police Station continues.Following the rejection of the ...
10 May, 2020
Annual General Meeting. May 2020
Wednesday 10th MAY 7pm at the Freemasons All residents are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the DHRA on Wednesday 10th May at ...
21 January, 2020
DHRA Minutes. January 2020
Nicola Sinclair- forwarded additional information covered as further agenda items Minutes of last meeting/ matters arising. Minutes circulated. No objections.Thanks to Patricia for the preparation ...
1 October, 2019
DHRA Minutes. October 2019
Minutes of last meeting/ matters arising Minutes were distributed by email. No amendments were sought. HPS / Abacus Planning update The application is currently expected ...
27 January, 2018
School Update. January 2018
Update-26th-JANUARY-2018Download Police Station redevelopment. The EFA (Education Funding Agency) have advised early the Council in early 2017 that they now intend to pursue a 210 ...
1 December, 2016
DHRA Minutes. November 2016
Minutes of the last meeting were agreed. BT Box A BT Infinity box had been installed, after many years waiting and chasing. The committee was ...
10 November, 2016
Funding Update. November 2016
December 2016 Financial summary to date of Police Station campaign funding-update-2016-11Download Donations from Downshire Hill, Keats Grove, Hampstead Hill Gardens and Haverstock Hill. Donations of ...
7 November, 2016
General Update. November 2016
School The saga with the planning application for a 420 place School at the site of the Old Police Station continues. Following the rejection of ...
4 September, 2016
DHRA Minutes. September 2016
The Old Police Station/Abacus Primary School unsuccessful development proposal There was discussion of Camden Council’s unanimous refusal of planning permission, after a full and informed ...
28 July, 2016
School Planning Meeting. July 2016
Result of Council Planning meeting regarding school on 28th July 2016 Following extensive work by DHRA and others on planning, transport, Heritage, noise, air pollution, ...
28 July, 2016
Result of Council Planning meeting regarding school on 28th July 2016
Following extensive work by DHRA and others on planning, transport, Heritage, noise, air pollution, the need for a school and local amenity, several technical reports ...
9 June, 2016
DHRA Annual General Meeting Minutes. June 2016
The chairman welcomed all the DHRA residents. The meeting was well attended. He ,noted that sevarl new residents had moved into the street and looked ...
25 May, 2016
General Update. May 2016
School The saga with the planning application for a 420 place School at the site of the Old Police Station continues. With lots of help ...
20 May, 2016
Letter to EFA regarding proposed school
This letter was address to the Education Funding Agency & the Office for Standards in Education. Please dpownload the letter using the PDF Files button.
3 May, 2016
HCRD detailed objections. May 2016
HAMPSTEAD POLICE STATIONPROPOSALS BY CfTB/ABACUS/KIER COMMENTS fromHAMPSTEAD COMMUNITY for RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT ABACUS- IT SIMPLY DOES NOT ADD UP! DECLARED UNSUITABLE BY ITS OWN TRUSTIn Jan ...
3 May, 2016
DHRA May 3rd statement to Ham And High
Everyone agrees that Belsize Park needs a new, 210-place non-faith school. Hampstead has three good ones a few hundred yards from the proposed site, one ...
1 May, 2016
DHRA Letter to all residents re proposed School
Abacas School on site of the old Police Station Planning reference 2016/1590/P You may or may not be aware that a planning application has now ...
19 April, 2016
DHRA Letter to all residents re. proposed school
Abacas School on site of the old Police StationPlanning reference 2016/1590/P You may or may not be aware that a planning application has now been ...
16 April, 2016
Heath and Hampstead Society Response to School planning application
Copy of letter received from the Heath & Hampstead Society. Please download the file to view more.
20 March, 2016
DHRA Minutes. Late March 2016
The Old Police Station/Abacus Primary School development proposal The committee reviewed developments since the first meeting of the DHRA School Subcommittee on 13 March, and ...
9 March, 2016
Presentation DHRA EGM at Keats Library. March 2016
Abacus School on site of the old Police StationSpecial meeting Wednesday 9th March 2016 at 7pm Meeting Objective Inform attendees of scheme and likelihood of ...
9 March, 2016
Minutes of EGM Committee Meeting re Abacus School
9 March 2016Keats Library The meeting started at 7 PM with approximately 40 people in attendance. Meeting notices had been distributed on Downshire Hill and ...
6 March, 2016
DHRA Minutes. March 2016
The Old Police Station: Abacus Primary School Committee members had attended the Camden Forum school consultation meeting on 24 th February. They reported on the ...
21 February, 2016
School Update for Residents. March 2016
Abacus School on site of the old Police StationSpecial meeting Wednesday 9 th March 2016 at 7pm at Keats Library You may or may not ...
7 February, 2016
DHRA Minutes. February 2016
Minutes Minutes of previous meeting were circulated. Issues relating to the Police Station/Abacus free school redevelopment It is not known when the school intends to ...
24 January, 2016
DHRA Admissions Consultation Response
Please download the attached PDF file for more information.
24 January, 2016
School Update for Residents. January 2016
Abacas School on site of the old Police Station Catchment consultation You may or may not be aware that there are plans to house the ...
19 December, 2015
Abacus Primary School Admissions Consultation for Sept 2017
Abacus Belsize Primary School – Admissions September 2017 Consultation In light of its proposed move to the site of the former Hampstead Police Station on ...
17 December, 2015
DHRA Minutes. January 2016
Minutes of last meeting were circulated The chairman and other committee members updated the committee as to developments since 6 December meeting regarding Abacus School’s ...
6 December, 2015
DHRA Minutes. December 2015
Abacus School’s proposed move into the Police Station Following up on the meeting on 8 November with Jonathan Kendall and Tom Smith of Abacus School, ...
8 November, 2015
DHRA Minutes. November 2015
Prior to the meeting and as a result of the October meeting DHRA had sent several questions and these are listed below with the discussion ...
6 September, 2015
DHRA Minutes. September 2015
DHRA garden party Formal invitations to the DHRA garden party on Sunday 20 th September 2015 will be delivered over the next two days. It ...
15 June, 2015
DHRA Minutes. June 2015
AGM Approximately 40 members attended the AGM held at the Freemasons Arms last month. It continues to be an important opportunity to bring members together ...
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