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DHRA Minutes. November 2023

Traffic Discussions with Camden and neighbouring organisations continues.From a wider context, coordination of proposals across neighbouring residents associations is ongoing and encouraged. A general view ...

Algernon Newton’s view of ‘Downshire Hill’, Hampstead

Algernon Newton was born in Hampstead in 1880, a grandson of Henry Newton, one of the founders of Winsor & Newton, the art materials company. Newton's painting 'Downshire ...

Downshire Hill in the making

Downshire Hill is considered one of London's finest Georgian streets. Those that visit, admire its streetscape, its green expanse of front gardens and the variety ...

DHRA Minutes. April 2023

Street Refuse Andrew and Redding reported on work to improve rubbish matter in front of 1a to 4 DH.  Contact made with owner of alleyway ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

DHRA Admissions Consultation Response

Please download the attached PDF file for more information.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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