Agenda item

Weddings and Civil Partnerships at the Hill Garden and Pergola - Update

Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.


The Consultative Committee received a report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath regarding the increase in permitted maximum number of guests and the introduction of a charge for the provision for a toast to be taken following weddings and civil partnership ceremonies at the Hill Garden and Pergola.


In response to a member’s (Hampstead Conservation Area Advisory Committee) suggestion, the Superintendent advised that it would be possible to approach past and future couples regarding an additional fee for a commemorative sign to mark the site of their wedding or civil partnership. The Director of Open Spaces added that a discrete commemorative sign would be more appropriate than a plaque.


In response to a member’s (Friends of Kenwood) question, the Superintendent advised that oak beam replacement works to the Pergola scheduled for summer 2016 had resulted in a slight reduction in bookings for the peak wedding period but increased numbers and income were still predicted for the future.


RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

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