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Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

Last updated Monday 17 May 2021

Trust staff returning to the office 

As restrictions are being lifted, Trust staff are returning to office-based working, with some staff still working remotely part of the time. We can be contacted by email or phone, but please note that as not all staff are in the office every day, you may need to leave a message. Email remains the most efficient way of contacting a specific member of staff. If you do not know who you need, please email mail@hgstrust.org or ring 0208 455 1066 to speak to one of us.

Tree appointments and architectural site visits

These visits continue as normal. Trust staff and contractors will follow government advice around social distancing while carrying out these visits. If you wish to make an appointment, or have a query about an existing one, please ring 0208 455 1066 or email mail@hgstrust.org.

Central Square tennis courts

The Trust's Central Square tennis courts are open as normal and bookings must be made via the online booking system. Hourly bookings can be made up to seven days ahead of time. Please note that users can only book for one or a maximum of two hour slots in one session, and please also ensure you cancel any existing bookings if you are unable to make use of them, so that the slot can be made available to others. 

Gardening

Gardening and other maintenance which is carried out by the Trust's contractors around the Suburb continues as normal.


Protecting one of the most perfect examples of the unique English invention and speciality - the garden suburb

The importance of Hampstead Garden Suburb in the history of 20th Century architecture and town planning cannot be overestimated. The brainchild of Henrietta Barnett, the Suburb was to be a model community with people of all classes living together in beautiful houses set in a verdant landscape. Laid out by Raymond Unwin, with Edwin Lutyens, the houses and flats represent the best of English domestic architecture of the early twentieth century.

Today, it is an environment of international significance. The eminent architectural historian, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, described it as "the most nearly perfect example of that English invention and speciality, the garden suburb".

The Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust was set up in 1968 "to do all things possible to maintain and preserve the present character and amenities" of Hampstead Garden Suburb. The Trust operates a Scheme of Management, which ensures that the architectural standards of the Suburb's founders are maintained. The Trust publishes policies for the protection of the character of the Suburb and householders must obtain the Trust's approval before making changes to the external appearance of their property.

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