Report of the Superintendent of Hampstead Heath.
Members considered a report of the Superintendent regarding Fees and Charges 2020/21 & 2021/22 and the following points were made.
· The Superintendent noted that proposed increases were in response to the Retail Price Index (RPI). That said, fees for sports activities had been frozen following a benchmarking exercise against similar sports venues within London.
· The Superintendent noted the consultations he was undertaking regarding the introduction of licences for commercial dog walking. Measures under consultation included whether an individual walker could walk four or six dogs.
· The Superintendent undertook to circulate the findings of those consultations to Members of the Group.
· The Superintendent advised that the increase in charges for engraved benches at the Pergola & Hill Garden reflected the fact the benches at these locations were more ornate compared with other locations on the Heath.
RESOLVED, that the views of the Highgate Wood Consultative Group be conveyed to the Hampstead Heath, Highgate Wood and Queen’s Park Committee at its 13 November 2019 meeting.