The Historical Context of the Society
In this week's FRIDAY FEATURE we are going to explain that the reason why Mill Hill is such a lovely place to live and work is the formation in 1949 of the Mill Hill Preservation Society. This organisation which is open to anyone to join has protected the character of the area since its founding.
At the time it was founded the fields around Lawrence Street and the surrounding area were under threat from the post war housing boom and later from road and rail building. The Society has constantly campaigned to stop poor development of the area and to protect the greenbelt land that we have in Mill Hill and the Totteridge Valley.
What Does the Society Do in 2016 ?
" FOOTPATHS: We organise three annual footpath walks, in
Spring, Summer and in Autumn. The aim is threefold – to ensure that the
footpaths gets walked regularly and check on their condition, to meet
fellow MHPS members in an informal atmosphere, and to enjoy the
countryside where we live. Buy one of our new footpath maps and use it
to roam our lovely countryside.
ENVIRONMENT: We organise maintenance of our local
ponds, check on their condition, and we have been know to manage the
inhabitants! We consider the implications for wildlife on planning
applications. We check on proposals for the protection of open space,
trees and hedges and the landscaping of new developments. We arrange for
tree planting to take place throughout the NW7 area. We are especially
concerned to protect trees and the protection of trees with Tree
ADMINISTRATION: We produce a comprehensive Annual
Report and three newsletters each year. These publications are delivered
by our road-stewards. We hold two annual meetings, the AGM and another
when a talk or film show is presented, followed by discussion.@
Join the Society
wish to join and increase our numbers then check out the link HERE
We applaud the work of the Society here at Broadway News. They are the heartbeat of the local area and in particular the green environment and long may they continue to be a voice for local people in keeping our area from the excesses of development that has ruined many parts of North London.