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All Hallows Gall

‘Howling at Halloween’ against compulsory charges – Saturday October 31st. At dusk, Halloween Ghouls haunted the ‘free speech’ obelisk on Parliament Hill. Pond swimmers dressed in ghoulish garb protested the suffocation of our voices by The City of London Corporation and the threat to local representative democracy if the proposed abolition of the Hampstead Heath […]

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What a Sh*t Show – demo on Oct 11th

‘WHAT A SH*T SHOW!’ We held a mini-demo on Sunday October 11th at Hampstead Ladies Pond to protest City of London Corporation’s ‘gross negligence’ over sewage contamination. In March 2020, the City of London Corporation forced through compulsory swimming charges for the first time in the history of Hampstead Heath, defying the Consultative Committee and […]

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‘LOCKED OUT’ demo this Sunday Sept 20th

DEMO_FLYER_20.09.2020_LOCKEDOUTDemo this Sunday Sep 20th 2-4pm. “LOCKED OUT” Be there! Keep #hampsteadheathponds #freefromcompulsorycharges. We need MARSHALS, MEGAPHONE, DRUMMERS, TRUMPETS & tons of artwork on the theme of LOCKED OUT! We are also having and seeking speakers on the subject of the privatisation of public land, right to roam, community benefit societies running communal swimming spaces, […]

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Survey Results Community Vigil tomorrow

CALL OUT! Community Vigil tomorrow Sept 9th at 3.30pm Guildhall. We will be delivering Forum’71 Swimmers’ Survey results to our pond landlords @CityCorpHeath  Please bring green ribbons in honour of #MentalHealthAwareness Location: City of London’s West building, Guildhall, Basinghall Street, London EC2V 7HH

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LGBTQ+ Aug 22nd & friends demo by the Men’s Pond

Photos by Forum ’71 Photos by Joshua Bratt @Joshbratt87 Movie – demo Aug 22nd 2020

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Next protest Aug 22nd – join us + photos from our Aug 8th protests

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Take our SURVEY on the effects of compulsory bathing charges

TAKE THE SURVEY NOW! This short survey is designed to gauge the feelings of people who swim in the Ponds to the charges implemented as the Ponds re-open after the lockdown period. This survey is completely anonymous and confidential. The findings of this survey will be used to help our group understand the opinions of […]

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Protest at Bathing Pond this Saturday Aug 8th

Cozzie up – on the Heath this Saturday to demonstrate against the City of London’s anti-democratic decision to impose compulsory charges at our historic bathing ponds.  Come learn more about the resistance @saveourponds

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Campaign car stickers – DIY – download here!

Why not follow the example of celebrity motor, Bluebell the Beaut of North London and adorn your wheels, your house or your dog with our campaign logo stickers!  Many thanks to Martin of the Men’s Pond. Download our campaign LOGO and make your own!    

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SOP successfully launch direct action at Parli Hill

Watch ITN’s coverage of our inaugural direct action For several hours on Sunday afternoon July 26th, Forum ’71 S.O.P. activists canvassed hundreds of people on Hampstead Heath including local MP and leader of the Labour Party, Keir Starmer. Many we met were unaware of the City of London’s decision to impose charges to access the […]