NCS NEWSLETTER The Newsletter of the Norland Conservation Society
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING and
SUMMER PARTY 2008 Wednesday 18 June 2008 at 7.30 pm in St James Norlands Church St James‛s Gardens, W11 Spring in Clarendon Cross - Watercolour by Clive Wilson
CHAIRMAN‛S REPORT This time last year we seemed to be under siege, and on a losing wicket: • we became aware of the full implications of the House of Lords‛ decision in the Shimizu case in terms of loss of control over planning proposals; • subterranean developments were bursting out all over, and it seemed the Council had no powers to refuse them; • rashes of Estate Agents boards were breaking out like chicken pox, and we seemed powerless to do anything about them; • Planning Officers seemed increasingly floppy in sticking to UDP policies in guiding applicants, and deciding whether or not to recommend them for approval; • the Government had issued two consultation papers on Permitted Development, which apparently paid homage to Conservation Areas as being different, but then spelt out proposed policies which seemed to lift the lid on all kinds of demolition and Website: www.norlandsociety.org.uk
development without actually proposing different treatment for such areas; • the West London Tram was still threatened by the London Mayor; • the Westfield Retail Development at White City caused considerable anxiety, due to its size (more or less double the original permission), its effect on our local retailers, and the likely use of Norland for free and overflow parking in residents‛ spaces outside controlled hours. And then, on July 21, a large number of houses in Norland were seriously flooded - many by a reverse surge in the sewers - with extremely unpleasant consequences for the owners. As always, barely a week goes by when we are not brought up short with the realisation of the importance of a local conservation society like ours (as well as of course the Kensington Society, whose guidance we all greatly appreciate). Some of these concerns have
All residents of the Norland Conservation Area are welcome to attend. (Non-Members will be asked to join at the door). Please join us, after the meeting, for food and wine. There is no charge for this!
AGENDA 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.
Apologies Chairman‛s Report Planning Report Treasurer‛s Report and Adoption of Annual Accounts Election of Executive Committee Any Other Business - Discussion Forum
gone away, or are being taken care of: • the Government has more or less accepted all the points we made on Permitted Development: it really does look as if Conservation Areas will be treated differently, control of rear garden extensions will be tightened up, and local Councils will get greater powers to make Article 4 Directions (see page 6); [Continued on page 2]
Correspondence to: the Hon Sec, 32 Royal Crescent Mews, W 11
• the Flood Action Group, put together by our indefatigable Ward Councillor Julie Mills, is being effective in getting Thames Water to liaise with and advise householders on preventative measures for future flash flooding, which include installation of non-return valves where appropriate; • and the West London Tram really does seem to have been superseded by CrossRail (though we remain on our guard). But other concerns have not: • White City will be a lowering eye-sore on our westward horizon, and overflow parking in Norland could become a major problem outside Residents Parking Control hours; • subterranean developments are not found to have damaging or dangerous effects on foundations or sub-ground water, provided their design and construction are engineered to suit individual situations, and are tightly controlled (see page 7); • the third runway at Heathrow threatens to wreck the calm of Norland for ever (members should make sure their views are known); • the need remains for all of us to “stiffen” the Planning Offi cers in dealing with planningapplications, and make sure UDP policies stick (See Article 4 Directions page 6). Nevertheless, your Committee is encouraged that we are being effective in influencing policy making and decisions in ways that favour Norland. You may have noticed that Clarendon Cross is being re-paved with York stone, and the benches are being re-positioned to make it more difficult for cycles and motorcycles to cut across. In all our activities we are particularly grateful for the support of our Ward Councillors, Julie Mills and David Lindsay. Thanks too to you, our Members, for your support. Please keep telling friends and neighbours Norland Conservation Society
about what we do, and get them to join the Society. Clive Wilson Chairman
Membership The strength of the Society‛s voice in protecting, preserving and enhancing Norland depends very much on the strength of our membership which is down again from last year. We shall be launching a new membership drive for 2008. Please encourage your friends and neighbours to join. If any members have not yet renewed their subscriptions, please could they renew, either right away by contacting their Street Representative (listed on the back page) or at the AGM and Summer Party on Wednesday, 18th June starting at 7.30 pm. It would be a great help if our existing members could take the time to update their personal details including correct name, address, telephone number and email address. E-mail addresses: We now have email addresses for some 140 members. This enables us to communicate quickly about any up-coming issues and reminder you of Society events. If anyone is on email and has not yet let us have their email address or if you have changed your email address, please send it to me at: email@example.com Standing Orders: To simplify the collection of subscriptions, and to save you having to write a cheque every year, why not join the increasing number of members paying by Standing Order? Gift Aid: We would appreciate it if all members who pay income tax would sign a Gift Aid form as this adds to the value of annual subscriptions and donations and costs individual members nothing. We are very thankful for our 2
existing life and other members who have been kind enough to send us a donation in addition to their subscriptions. This boosts our income by about 30%. All donations are gratefully received! Once again, our most sincere thanks go to David Campion, Chairman of the Pembridge Association and a long standing member of the NCS Committee, for his painstaking work in setting up and maintaining our Membership database, co-ordinating membership subscriptions, creating and updating our website and composing the artwork for our annual Newsletter. Nonie Wolff Membership Secretary
Treasurer‛s Report The accounts for 2007 show a surplus of just over £900, about £200 less than in 2006. A small reduction in members‛ subscriptions and donations was offset by a donation of £200 from a visiting film unit. Gift Aid continues to provide a welcome supplement to the amounts contributed by members. The annual lecture, with 70 tickets sold, more than covered its costs. Expenses were higher than in the previous year, mostly because of additional printing. Interest income continues to benefit from the move of our deposit to a more favourable account. In 2008 expenditure is expected to be a little higher and interest income to decline. For the Society to have a continuing surplus, it is important that members‛ contributions continue at the levels achieved in recent years. The Society considers that it has sufficient funds to meet the costs of its normal activities. John Hodgson Hon Treasurer Summer 2008
PLANNING 2007-2008 It has been a busy year. In addition to planning issues, the NCS has participated in a number of consultations and proposals relating to Planning Control, and potentially the quality of life, of residents both in Norland and throughout the borough. These topics are covered elsewhere in this Newsletter, either in the Chairman‛s report or under current issues (pages 6 & 7). Why does a Conservation Area matter? Time doesn‛t and cannot be made to stand still and everyone appreciates the value of good new architecture; but they love historic buildings, streets and areas too, and don‛t want to see them destroyed or defaced without reason. Without conservation areas even more magnificent Victorian industrial buildings and fine Georgian terraces would have been torn down, open spaces lost or obscured by unsympathetic development and streetscapes cluttered with signs and barriers. Our heritage is not just about old or ‘iconic‛ buildings, or indeed individual important buildings. Our heritage and sense of place are closely linked to communities as a whole. Conservation Areas were introduced to protect that sense of place. As such, they are subject to policies which provide a basic control over, for example, the demolition of unlisted buildings. Once lost, they are irreplaceable. Conservation areas are not designed to prevent property owners from exercising their rights with regard to altering their property, nor do they preclude development. They simply exist to alert owners and potential buyers to an area which needs special care with regard to development in order to preserve its character, appearance, and possibly even the value of the property and the area. In Norland, we reviewed some Norland Conservation Society
80 planning applications in the year. We objected to some, and requested revisions and conditions to consent for others. We have also helped in the pre-planning process and support residents concerned about schemes planned for their street. We successfully resisted totally inappropriate and unsightly proposals to put what was effectively a “box” on top of the “Tudorbethan” cottage at 58 Addison Avenue, and have objected in the strongest terms to a modernistic over-development of 40 Addison Avenue. Fine Listed Buildings should not be ruined to satisfy greedy demands at the expense of neighbours and the Conservation Area as a whole.
58 Addison Avenue The attractions of the Norland area and rising property values, coupled with the costs of moving, mean that many owners want to add space to their houses. Often this means adapting fine old buildings to modern tastes. This sometimes (not always) results in proposals that, individually or cumulatively, threaten this much loved Conservation Area. A particular cause of concern has been an increase in applications involving the loss of not only front gardens but also in extending properties at the rear –known as “garden grab”. We deplore any moves that reduce the amount of highly valued green spaces, whether public or private, in the Conservation Area. We are also fighting to protect a venerable 200-year old pear tree at 50 Addison Avenue - a fine feature of views down the gardens on the east side. The growth of the city café culture and street life continues 3
200-year old pear tree apace. There has been a marked increase in applications to place tables and chairs outside cafes, bars, restaurants and pubs. This may also be partly in response to the ban on smoking inside public places introduced last year. While we welcome any move that makes a contribution to the liveliness of the area, it must also be considered in the wider context of pavement safety and local residents‛ interests, added pressure on local parking and the potential additional noise nuisance at night. Julie‛s Restaurant at Clarendon Cross is a case in point. We have alerted RBK&C‛s Enforcement Officers both to schemes where we believed the works did not conform to the conditions of consent, and to works undertaken without the necessary consents. 12 Addison Avenue has been a long-running cause of concern, but 35 Queensdale Road seems to have been resolved more quickly. Enforcement can be a lengthy and costly process, so Council Officers first try to resolve non-compliance issues by persuasion. We should recognise the Council‛s officers‛ role in the planning process. They enter into sometimes extensive consultations with applicants before they come to committee, in order to achieve acceptable solutions in everyone‛s interests without wasting valuable resources on appeals. Much of the time the Council is operating within constraints, with planning powers limited by statute. (See Permitted Development and Article 4 Directions on page 6 & 7) Georgie Lebus Planning Secretary Summer 2008
A LONG LIFE IN NORLAND Not many people can claim to have lived for more than three-quarters of a century in the same house, or even in the same area. But a lady named Peggy, a gutsy and humourous eighty-five year-old, has lived for 79 years in the same house in Norland. She moved there when she was about six, sharing the house with her parents and later her husband, Harry. In 1928 her road was a working- class street. Two families lived in each house. Peggy lived downstairs with her parents in the two rooms with the kitchen, which they called the scullery. It had a coal-fired range, which her mother kept polished. Another family lived upstairs with two or three children and shared the “scullery” downstairs which was where the water was laid on. There was an outside loo. But, as Peggy explained, everyone kept themselves beautifully clean. The children played in the street which was absolutely safe as there were no cars. Even bicycles were a luxury. Their games were “whip and top”, marbles, cricket using a lamp post for a wicket, skipping, hopscotch, ball games, bowling the hoop, cowboys and indians, and “knocking on people‛s doors and hiding”. This seemed to be the only sign of any misbehaviour; in those days children revered their parents. Her mother was a good cook, making a whole range of delicious pies and stews and they ate a lot of rabbit. They were served by the extensive and bustling Norland Road Market. There were many shops in the market and on Queensdale Road, in addition to which there was a daily horsedrawn van from the Coop and a barrow selling winkles and wet fish on Sunday. There was also an illegal bookee, named Prince Monolulu, a black chap who would attract your attention by jigging about and with whom you could place your bet. Norland Conservation Society
A bookee‛s runner might be there on the look -out for the police because betting shops were illegal. For entertainment a couple would go round with a barrel organ for a living. They were dressed up in drag and they would dance and hold out a hat. Then there were street parties: Peggy has photos of the George V jubilee children‛s party where she and her mother (in her pinafore) are present. Peggy has lively memories of living in Norland during the war and during the blackout she would go out without a torch, but she felt very safe. In this way she got to meet her husband Harry, who was stationed with the army at Wormwood Scrubs. Peggy was walking with her girlfriend at the Shepherd‛s Bush underground station. She called out “Goodnight” to her friend and Harry, hearing her and trying his luck, called out “Goodnight” too. After some banter, she agreed to let him walk her home in the dark. And then they saw more of each other. But he was sent to Burma to fight for three and half years. After the war Peggy and Harry were married at the Methodist church in Lancaster Road : they hired a car from Bonds, the firm in the market, and a photographer in St Ann‛s Road took just 3 photos (film was rationed). For lack of coupons, Peggy borrowed
her dress and the two dresses for the bridesmaids. The bride got up early on her wedding morning and whitened the doorstep. A weekly job, this was done with a lump of hearthstone (bought at Bendall‛s opposite the Salvation Army) which one wetted and then used to rub the step. The wedding party was held at home with about twenty people. There was cold meat (procured by one of the “aunties” who worked in a butcher‛s shop) and mashed potato. For the party they borrowed a piano from a neighbour, so Peggy‛s dad and some other men got the piano down her steps and along into their garden. As they couldn‛t get it into the house, Dad wanted to take out the window and get the piano in that way, but Mum wouldn‛t let him (he had had a drink!) and she feared they might damage the window. So the piano stayed in the garden and they celebrated around it. There was a one day honeymoon to Kew Gardens where the young couple went on a trolley bus. As you walked over Kew Bridge your photo was taken, so that was an added bonus. Peggy‛s lively memories, spanning so many years, provide a valuable piece of local history, reflecting the many social changes which have taken place in Norland since she first knew it as a child. Catherine Wilson
Photo by kind permission of the RBKC Local Studies Library 4
THE ANNUAL LECTURE The Lost Rivers of London A capacity audience attended this year‛s talk given by Nicholas Barton, author of the well-known book, on Tuesday 4 March. The subject clearly aroused much interest in view of the flooding problems experienced in our area in the recent past. Nicholas Barton traced the history of London‛s rivers from the time of the earliest invaders who, as they travelled up the Thames, would have seen a flood plain two to three miles wide fed by numerous tributaries which carved out valleys on their way to join the Thames. It was at a strategic point on two firm gravel hills close to the river but standing well above it that the Romans chose to build first a fort and then a city. In Roman times the rivers helped to determine the line of the City wall, the gates of which are still remembered in their names, such as Aldersgate, Moorgate, Cripplegate etc. Later, William the Conqueror was to build two fortresses to secure his hold on London - the Tower of London and Baynards Castle beside the River Fleet, destroyed during the Great Fire. The most interesting and historically important of the lost rivers are those which flow into the Thames from the north - in particular the Fleet, the Tyburn, the Walbrook the Westbourne, Stamford Brook and Counter‛s Creek which flows under St Ann‛s Road on the western border of the Norland area. Two of these rivers - Counter‛s Creek and the Fleet - were widened to enable ships to enter from the Thames, and it is reported that the stones used for building old St Paul‛s church were landed at a wharf on the Fleet between 1110 and 1133. As recently as 1828 the lower two miles of Norland Conservation Society
The Westbourne where it flows into the Serpentine Counter‛s Creek were widened to form a navigable canal 100 feet wide, but it proved to be uneconomic and in twenty years the land was sold to the West London Railway Company. From earliest times London‛s water was taken directly from the Thames and its tributaries, as well as from springs, pools and wells within the City, hence such names as St Brides Well and Clerkenwell. However, as early as the thirteenth century this supply became inadequate as the City continued to grow and conduit pipes and reservoirs were built. Inevitably, as the population increased, the rivers, where they had not been built over, now became open drains, blocked by rubbish and sewage; and in medieval times latrines were built directly over running, or even stagnant, water. The problems arising from London‛s rivers were not all solved by burying them; they were frequently encountered and caused engineering problems when building the underground railway system, particularly the District Line. In some places they had to be carried above the line in pipes, as with the Tyburn at Baker Street and Victoria Stations and the Westbourne at Sloane Square. There was some sewer building 5
in the seventeenth century following the Great Plague, but it was not until London‛s population had doubled between 1800 and 1850 when cholera was still rife that the situation was tackled seriously. In 1851 the Metropolitan Water Board was formed, with Joseph Bazalgette as its chief engineer, and it was his radical plan for intercepting sewers that has stood the test of time and is only now undergoing major restoration. Today most of the ‘lost‛ rivers have been built over and their courses followed by the roads and railway lines which criss-cross London, to be remembered mainly by street and place names. They also still form boundaries; for example, Counter‛s Creek forms the boundary between Kensington and Chelsea on the east, and Hammersmith and Fulham on the west. Where they still emerge above ground they provide recreational facilities and make a valuable contribution to the landscape, as can be seen where the Fleet rises in the grounds of Kenwood House and where the Westbourne flows into the Serpentine. Kathleen Hall “The Lost Rivers of London” by Nicholas Barton, revised edition 1992, is published by Historical Publications Ltd. Price £16.95 Summer 2008
Flood alleviation schemes No-one will forget 20 July 2007 in a hurry when extremely heavy rainfall caused the main Counter‛s Creek sewer in Holland Road to back up flooding many homes in the Norland Ward. Norland Conservation Society has been liaising with both Thames Water over the new flood alleviation scheme (in Addison Avenue) and - along with our tireless Ward Councilor Julie Mills - speaking with Thames Water on what preventative measures they are taking to safeguard properties from future flooding. Kensington Council hosted and chaired a public meeting with Thames Water on 30 January. Thames Water‛s repeated mantra is that only properties in a 1 in 10 year flood risk area are, or will be, considered for flood alleviation schemes and that this is a limit set by its regulatory body Ofwat. So it cannot be over-emphasized how important it is to keep the pressure on Thames Water and Ofwat to both increase the infrastructure at Counter‛s Creek and extend the smaller flood alleviation schemes to include all streets affected by last July‛s flooding. Depressingly Thames Water say that the only effective measure that can be taken which could possibly prevent flooding on the scale seen on 20 July is to build another main sewer under the Counter‛s Creek sewer in Holland Road. Thames Water are preparing an outline of works for Ofwat to consider and if Ofwat accept that this is a necessary expenditure we are looking at a possible 15-18 years before completion. Meanwhile, the localized flood alleviation scheme for Norland Square was considered because it is a 1 in 10 year flood risk area having suffered flooding not just in 2007 but in 05, 04, and 1996. Consequently, flood flow surveys have been conducted in their sewers and the flood alleviation Norland Conservation Society
scheme in Addison Avenue is a direct result of an eighteenth month survey. Thames Water have promised every householder affected by the 20 July floods a non-return valve, where appropriate, and advice on preventative measures. The only evidence Thames Water can produce to Ofwat of properties that are flooded are the flood forms that have been sent out to householders. Please contact: Libby Kinmonth on libbysymon@c onservationfoundation.co.uk if you or anyone you know who were affected by flooding have still not received your Thames Water flood form and request form for an inspection by a Thames Water engineer. Contact Thames Water: Bob.Collington@thameswater.co.uk
Libby Kinmonth Hon Secretary
Extension of Article 4 Directions
In the past it has been possible for Local Authorities to protect particular buildings and street scenes by making an Article 4 Direction to remove specific Permitted Development rights. Again. thanks to pressure from Conservation groups, RBKC and Sir Malcolm Rifkind, the Government will now be seeking power under the new Planning Bill to strengthen the ability of local authorities to restrict permitted development rights by using Article 4 Directions where they see a need to protect specific neighbourhoods.
They also plan to withdraw the requirement for the Secretary of State‛s approval of Article 4 Directions. In the Norland Conservation Area, we have a lot of Listed Buildings (which are in any case protected by Listing), and also quite a lot of Article 4 Directions. BUT we have just done a survey to pinpoint gaps in the Article 4 coverage, and with the full support and valuable assistance from the council (particularly David Macdonald, the Borough Conservation Officer) we have discussed and agreed a detailed plan for extending this coverage during the next 2-3 years, to ensure the future architectural integrity of the area. Clive Wilson Chairman Cars and the Westfield Development Our concerns that the influx of cars into the Westfield development would have a negative impact on residents‛ parking provision were brought to the attention of RBKC.The matter was discussed by councillors and officers at the Policy Board meeting on 3 April. Councillor Moylan has confirmed that the parking consequences of the Westfield development in this area will be discussed after it has come on-stream. However, the meeting noted that RBKC do not expect it to have a big impact as the development includes extensive onsite parking for visitors. Keith Hunter
The top of a building in the new While City development is now clearly visible from Queensdale Road and has an impact on the Norland Conservation area. 6
Subterranean development RBKC commissioned a report from Arup on the issues raised by subterranean developments, with a view to developing policy guidelines for determining planning applications. The Phase 1 report is a mine of fascinating information, but does not conclude that there are any reasons for an absolute ban. As far as flooding is concerned, their only conclusion is that , regardless of the resources available to do the job, they would not advise anyone to develop beneath ground level in an area of flood risk (which includes large parts of Norland) with a view to using the space as living space In our view, the key issues in considering any planning application involving basement excavation are: •coordination between Building control, Environmental health and planning; •the application of constraints and conditions unique to specific areas (and even specific sites); and •RBKC should have adequate powers for policing the competence of the engineer and/or contractor. The critical issue is how to assess individual proposals in relation to specific very local risks (that may not even become apparent until excavation work starts), and what guidelines to lay down to ensure correct structural engineering and construction methods to prevent damage to the property or its neighbours. We have made two suggestions: 1. Applicants should be required to have a detailed structural study done (probably at the beginning, and – maybe repeatedly – during the course of the work, by an independent Certified Structural Engineer, approved by the Council, at the applicant‛s expense. The CSE Norland Conservation Society
South end of Addison Avenue which was subject to flooding
should specify the construction techniques, materials etc to be used. Building Inspectors should control that these specifications are followed, - all at the cost of the applicant. 2. The Council should draw up approved lists of independent CSE‛s and contractors for this type of work Arguably, we also think subterranean development under back gardens should be restricted to ensure enough ground surface is available to sop up rainfall, and reduce the pressure on sewers and drains from heavy rainfall. Georgie Lebus Planning Secretary Local Development Framework The Council is preparing its Local Development Framework and planning for the future by engaging with communities and organisations (including NCS) in preparing the Core Strategy component which is now being distilled into the Preferred Options. The LDF will include policies to guide specific developments and their use over the next few years. They will address the mix, nature, quality and scale of the amenities and services in the area - including education, health, open spaces, sports facilities, social housing and welfare, key worker accommodation, leisure and culture facilities, business and tourism. The aim is to protect the borough‛s rich heritage, to ensure high standards of design and to spread economic prosperity throughout the borough. Eventually the LDF will form part of the London Plan. Clive Wilson 7
Permitted Development In order to speed up the planning process, and reduce the work load on Planning Departments, Government proposals last year would have given property owners and developers the right to make extensive changes to their property, whether in a conservation area or not, without having to go through the planning process. We were frankly amazed and delighted that the Government response to the Consultation was to accept completely that Conservation Areas are different, required a less permissive regime and additional protection, and they have modified their proposals accordingly - particularly in relation to rear extensions. Clive Wilson Chairman
Heathrow‛s Third Runway While the expansion of BAA‛s third runway may not be considered a conservation issue, it will affect the quality of life of everyone who lives beneath its intended flight path. This will affect much of West London with aircraft coming in to land at Heathrow about every 90 seconds resulting in additional noise and pollution. (See HACAN‛s website for areas blighted by the potential third runway). There is a very strong campaign against the third runway and at a standing room only meeting at Westminster Great Hall in February members from all political parties vowed to stop it happening. However, the third runway has the Government‛s support. If you would like more information contact: HACAN (ClearSkies): firstname.lastname@example.org; www.hacan.org.uk Libby Kinmonth Hon Secretary Summer 2008
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 2007 - 2008
Chairman: Hon Treasurer: Hon Secretary: Membership: Planning: Annual Lecture: Newsletter/Web/IT Other Members:
Clive Wilson John Hodgson Libby Kinmonth Nonie Wolff Georgie Lebus Kathleen Hall David Campion Rosemary Bauccio Richard Bird Keith Hunter Anthony Perry Robin Price Gregg Sando Veronica Scott Tara Stack Catherine Wilson
52 St James‛s Gardens 147 Portland Road 32 Royal Crescent Mews 28 St Ann‛s Villas 31 St James‛s Gardens 6 Taverner‛s Close 12/13 Pembridge Crescent 20 St Ann‛s Villas 28 Queensdale Road 19 Queensdale Road 10 Penzance Place Flat 2, 5/7 Princedale Road 52 Norland Square 24 Addison Avenue 31 Princedale Road 52 St James‛s Gardens
THE NORLAND CONSERVATION SOCIETY WEB SITE
The members of the NCS Executive Committee who represent the various streets within the conservation area, and are the primary contacts for membership and subscriptions, are: Addison Avenue & Addison Place: - Veronica Scott Norland Square & Norland Place - Gregg Sando. Portland Road - Tony Perry. Princedale Road & Pottery Lane - Tara Stack. Queensdale Road, Queensdale Place & Queensdale Walk - Keith Hunter. Royal Crescent & Royal Crescent Mews - Libby Kinmonth. St Ann‛s Villas - Rosemary Bauccio. St James‛s Gardens, Darnley Terrace, Penzance Street & Penzance Place - Catherine Wilson. Taverner‛s Close & Outside Norland - Kathleen Hall.
MAP OF NORLAND CONSERVATION SOCIETY AREA The Norland Copnseravtion area is situated between the Holland Park Underground Station in Holland Park Avenue and the Holland Park roundabout at the western end of Holland Park Avenue
The basic subscription for Members of the Society is £10 per person but with £5 per concession. For couples it is £20 but with £10 for concessions. Life Membership has been discontinued as an option for new Members but we continue to honour previous Life Membership. To join or to renew membership of the Society please make out your cheque to the “Norland Conservation Society” and give it to your Street Representative listed above. This Newsletter was edited by Kathleen Hall and Tony Perry and the layout was designed by David Campion using Adobe InDesign software. Printing was done by Prontaprint Notting Hill Gate.
HOLLAND PARK AVENUE Norland Conservation Society