Heath and Hampstead Society letter rebukes Camden Conservatives over ‘misleading’ ward proposal

PUBLISHED: 11:45 20 September 2019

South End Green. Picture: Sam Volpe

South End Green. Picture: Sam Volpe


A now-scrapped proposal from Camden’s Conservative group to give South End Green its own council ward “made misleading claims” about the Heath and Hampstead Society (H&HS).

That's what the century-old society wrote in a strongly worded letter to the government agency managing the ongoing review of Camden Council's ward boundaries.

Both the local Tories and the H&HS have now said they are "on the same page", and are both backing a retention of the existing ward arrangements in South End Green, but the letter - sent at the end of July - publicly rebukes councillors.

You may also want to watch:

In it, the letter criticises any implication that the society "focussed more" on Hampstead Village than in South End.

It says: "The society needs publicly to repudiate [this] in so far as it misrepresents the society's position."

The H&HS' chair, Marc Hutchinson, told this newspaper this was a "misunderstanding".

He added: "The position of the Tory councillors is now to leave the boundaries as is, which is what we want to see too."

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ham&High. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Hampstead Highgate Express