The Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association
The Hampstead Garden Suburb Residents Association is a voluntary organisation open to all residents, with an elected Council and appropriate standing committees. It can call on members with a variety of specialised knowledge who give their services free for the community. Council meetings, which are open to all residents, are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except August) at 8.00 pm in Fellowship House, Willifield Way, NW11. The Association is a watchdog for the welfare of the Suburb and acts as a strong pressure group. It conveys the views of its members to the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust, to the Borough of Barnet and to Government on a wide range of Suburb issues such as traffic, conservation and amenities. www.hgs.org.uk
Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust .
The Trust is the estate management company for the area and was established in 1968 to help conserve and preserve the Suburb. Freeholders are subject to a Scheme of Management passed by the High Court in 1974, while in the case of most leaseholders the Trust is the ground landlord. Residents are required to get the prior approval of the Trust before altering the external appearance of their properties. Consent is also required for significant changes to gardens, erection of garden sheds and felling or pruning of trees. Within the London Borough of Barnet, the Suburb is the largest Conservation Area; and so local authority approval, too, is required for alterations. Over 500 buildings have been individually 'listed' and owners are required to get the approval of English Heritage for internal alterations. The Trust is a registered charity and membership is open to residents who have lived on the Suburb for three years. There are eight unpaid Directors, four elected and four appointed by professional bodies. Their Architectural Advisor will be pleased to advise you on any alterations you may wish to undertake. The Trust employs a landscape consultant, to help residents with problems involving gardens, hedges and trees. The Trust maintains a list of builders and specialist contractors recommended by residents and welcomes additions to this list. The Trust can be found at 862 Finchley Road, NW11 6AB Telephone: 020 8455 1066 and 020 458 8085. Visit www.hgs.org.uk and www.hgstrust.org
Hampstead Way, Asmuns Hill for the village feel, Central Square for Sir Edwin Lutyens architecture and North Square / Erskine Hill for grand mansions. Other smart streets include Winnington Road (the less well-known twin of Millionaire's Row – The Bishops Avenue), Ingram Avenue, Wildwood Road (which dates back to Roman days). Prices range from a modest £200,000 apartment to imposing mansions of £40,000,000 plus.
Who lived or lives there?
Elizabeth Taylor, Sir Donald Sinden, Harold Wilson, Jonathan Ross, Richard and Judy, Lord Mandelson and Des O'Connor have all been smitten by the Hampstead Garden Suburb bug at one time or another.