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Feature in Hampstead Village Voice

https://www.hampsteadvillagevoice.com/ Please read the 3 page spread by Tom Frederic on the ‘Corporate Assault of the Ponds’ in the summer 2021 edition of the Hampstead Village Voice, pages 27-29.        

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Guardian coverage

Read coverage of the campaign in this week’s Guardian newspaper.

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#heath150 CNJ coverage

On the 150th Anniversary of the 1871 Hampstead Heath Act, local newspaper, Camden New Journal published an extensive review of how the Act came in to being and how it has benefited communities to this day.

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Ham & High coverage of May 16th demo

Not the most inviting weather but a good, committed turnout. Many thanks to those from all three bathing ponds who ventured across the heath with us to spread the message that compulsory charges have GOT TO GO! Covenants on the land in the Hampstead Heath Act of 1871 – this year being its 150th anniversary […]

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Transparency is notably absent – pond charges

In this week’s letters section of the Ham & High Newspaper, F’71 campaigner Judith Perle’s questions the ‘honest broker’ status of the City of London Corporation on the controversial issue of bathing charges at Hampstead Heath. Transparency is notably absent.

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Happy Valentine’s to our ponds

Happy Valentine’s Day to our beloved ponds #hampsteadheathponds Help us keep them #freefromcompulsorycharges Thank you to CP, TS, MJ, KW, CH, & AL in the making of this video as well as our generous donors. The City of London, Hampstead Heath landlords, will make a big decision on Feb 24th regarding added and increased charges […]

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Letter to the Ham & High

Our letter objecting to the planned Heath budget cuts was published in this week’s Hampstead & Highgate Express newspaper. See entry for Jan 31st 2021 Press

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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, […]