Alternative Community Management

Forum ’71 aims to promote and engage in discussions to implement an inclusive, consensus-based community run management structure for Hampstead Heath bathing ponds as an alternative to the distant, top down, managerial-led approach that has predominated in recent years by current Heath landlords, The City of London Corporation.

Such people-powered models exist and operate successfully in many swimming and bathing venues across the United Kingdom.

Here are a few examples.

Forum ’71 is conducting ongoing research in to viable models of management such as Community Benefit Societies, Community Interest Companies, non-profit Social Enterprises and Endowment Trusts for potential future application at Hampstead Heath’s historic bathing ponds.