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 and Endowment Trusts for potential future application at Hampstead Heath’s historic bathing ponds.