Below is a list of our campaign press and media coverage dating from the official launch in July 2020. Other coverage relating to compulsory access charges at our bathing ponds is also listed.

Hampstead and Highgate Express (Ham & High)  – 14th July 2020
Time Out – 16th July 2020
Camden New Journal – 17th July 2020
Evening Standard – 24th July 2020
ITV London News – 26th July 2020
Ham & High – 27th July 2020
Society Magazine (France)  @SocietyOfficiel
Ham & High – 19th August 2020
Evening Standard – 20th August 2020
Ham & High – 26th August 2020
Camden New Journal – 27 August 2020
The Pink News  – 28th August 2020
BBC London Radio – Drivetime feature – at 13.33 mins, 1st September 2020
Swim & TonicAudio Video Facebook live event – 5.45pm, 17th September 2020 *
Hampstead Village Voice – pp 23, edition #43, Autumn 2020
Ham & High – front page (pdf) – 15th Oct 2020
Evening Standard  – 19th October 2020
Ham & High letters On heath budget cuts – 31st January 2021
Ham & High letters – Lack of City transparency – 18th April 2021
Camden New Journal – 20th May 2021
Guardian Newspaper – 1st July 2021

Letter to Ham & High  – Ponds Sustainable as what?
Letter to Camden New Journal  – Ladies’ pond is effectively closed to me
Abolition of HHCC report by Lord Lisvane
City’s wasted funds
Lord Lisvane’s report – On London, For the Good City
Calls for Heath to receive ‘more funding, not less’ amid budget cuts anger
Women swimmers challenge lawfulness of ponds charging system 2021
Ham & High coverage of the legal challenge story


* N.B. At the time of recording, we were unaware that the UK Goverment’s Environment Agency had been unable to do the usual bathing pond water quality tests which by law the City of London Corporation were obliged to do in its stead. It then transpired that major sewerage leaks had gone undetected at the women’s pond due to lack of testing, thereby necessitating several weeks’ closure. To date, we know of no fines, penalties or other admonitions imposed upon the Corporation for allowing this disgusting dereliction of duty to occur.  Public Health England have since been on hand to assist with monitoring  – though no published dates have been made available.