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‘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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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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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 […]

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Forum ’71 advocate speaks at #100voices convention for London National Park City

On Wednesday 22nd July, 20 year old pond swimmer Micah Sami spoke on our behalf at the London National Park City’s 1st anniversary birthday convention called #100voices. We are very privileged to participate in this exciting and inspirational venture for all Londoners and hope we can contribute in our own small way to help make […]

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Direct Action this Sunday on the Heath

“COZZIES on COATHANGERS” Bring along a swimming costume on a hanger to represent how we’ve been #hungouttodry by the City of London Corporation’s anti-democratic decision to impose compulsory charges at the #hampsteadheathponds Please come offer your support for our campaign & help spread the word Date and time: Sunday 26th July at 12 noon – […]