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About the Residents Association

Details & Contacts

About Us

Gayton Residents’ Association (GRA) was founded in 1973 by the late Michael Black and others in response to plans by Camden Council to make Flask Walk one way for cars and thereby divert all through traffic down Gayton Road.  The plan was rebuffed and since then GRA has remained active, lending strong support to the Shoppers Action Group (now defunct), Hampstead Conservation Committee and the Heath & Hampstead Society with the emphasis on preserving the amenities of Hampstead for residents. GRA is particularly proud of its involvement in the successful campaigns to retain public ownership of Burgh House and to install Victorian lampposts in Gayton Road.  Of course, issues relating to traffic and parking persist with substantial efforts made by GRA to reject the proposed East Hampstead Traffic Plan in 1997 and to prevent dilution of the CPZ in 1997 and 2003 which would have adversely affected residents


GRA welcomes members from Gayton Road and Gayton Crescent.  There is an annual programme of committee meetings and social events to promote our community, together with an active Neighbourhood Watch.  Many members participate in the maintenance of the flower baskets which decorate the street. However, the high point of the calendar is undoubtedly the annual Gayton Festival (1976-1983, and then 1997 onwards), usually held in early September, when the street is closed to traffic to permit music, refreshments, children’s entertainment and communal bonhommie.


Membership & Contact Information

If you are interested in joining the GRA, please talk to residents on the street who will guide you to our president.