A new ‘Streatery’ has opened in Belsize Village, under a temporary licence granted until 18 July.
Ten restaurants and cafes in the Village can now place tables and chairs in the pedestrianised area of Belsize Terrace and serve their customers outdoors.
Following consultation with local residents and other businesses in the area, Lib Dem councillors Luisa and Tom supported the Streatery’s creation and helped the Belsize Village Business Association to launch it on a trial basis when lockdown measures were relaxed on 4 July.
“It’s great to see the Village buzzing with life on a sunny day and local residents able to enjoy a meal or drink out with friends and family after spending so much time apart,”
“Since it opened, the vast majority of residents we have been in contact with have welcomed the Streatery, so we hope it will be able to continue operating until the end of September.”
Luisa and Tom worked with council officers and the Belsize Village Business Association to ensure the Streatery only opened in the pedestrianised area of the Village, to allay concerns from residents and other local businesses about a potential loss of parking space resulting from an expanded version of the scheme.
The Streatery aims to operate in its current form until the end of September 2020.