We aim to make Highgate and its neighbourhood a better place in which to live and work;
to ensure that any changes made in the environment enhance the amenity of the area:
to encourage sound planning and to improve public transport.

'Glass in Hand' lecture

 The Heath & Hampstead Society are holding their annual 'Glass in Hand' lecture on April 23rd this year. The speaker is Michael Eldred MSc CEng FIStructE MICE

Michael is a civil, structural and geotechnical engineer with 45 years experience of interaction between structural and ground engineering. His advice to the Heath & Hampstead Society on Camden's planning guidelines and his work for residents in Hampstead, particularly with the engineering geologist Dr Michael de Freitas, gives him a unique insight into the problems, constraints and solutions for digging basements into north London's unusual geology.

Date: Thursday April 23rd 7pm (drinks) for 7.30pm talk.
Venue: St Stephen’s, Pond Street NW3
Tickets £10 on the door; £8 in advance, £6 students/unemployed.

This includes wine & talk.

For advance bookings (tickets held at the door)
Please send cheque for £8 payable to ‘Heath & Hampstead Society’
to: Vicki Harding, Heath & Hampstead Society
Garden Flat, 19 Frognal Lane, London NW3 7DB.
If you include an email address and/or telephone number we can confirm receipt of your booking and cheque.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM of the Highgate Society will be on 

Monday 27th April 2015 at 7pm

At Dyne House, Highgate School Southwood Lane, N6 5EE

Guest speaker Adam Pettitt, Head Master of Highgate School

Leading a school in the 21st century: The Head of Sir Roger

Cholmeley’s School at Highgate reflects on challenges and

opportunities for independent schools’.

Following the guest speaker there will be a break for refreshments

before the formal AGM.

The AGM will be preceded by a brief Special General Meeting to agree

the following motion:

“That the 2015 AGM of the Society shall take place on 27 April 2015”


Minutes of the AGM of May 29, 2014

Matters Arising

Report from the Acting Chair

Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of Accounts

Adoption of Accounts

Elections to Council

Any Other Business 

Highgate Clean-Up

Highgate Clean-Up: Saturday May 2 at 09.30
Following on from the telephone boxes renovation last year, we have organised a clean-up morning for the streets around the immediate centre of Highgate. A bit late for a full Spring clean, our aim for this first event is to clean up some of the irritating things we all see that can be easily remedied: green moss on road signs, small bits of graffiti, corners where litter builds up. Where a job needs doing but demands greater expertise like a broken or bent sign or railings we would list these fully to let Camden Council or Haringey Council know this as a Highgate Society request. If you would like to take part we would be delighted to see you. All ages and abilities are welcome. Old clothes are needed but we will provide plastic gloves and all necessary clearing materials, including rags and buckets. Any queries please do contact Andrew Sulston care of cleanup@highgatesociety(dot)com . Suggestions for specific clean up points, large or small, also welcomed! It would be particularly helpful if you would indicate if you intend to help so we can have an idea of numbers and materials needed.

The Highgate Bowl - an irreplaceable resource

Developers’ attempts to build houses on the old garden centre site have been refused by the Planning Inspector because of the harm it would cause to the Conservation area. This is a great victory for Highgate residents and groups which had campaigned to keep the historic agricultural land as open space. The newly formed Friends of the Highgate Bowl, supported by the Neighbourhood Forum and the Highgate Society is now setting up a charity to try to buy the land to keep it open and provide some public access.

The Planning Inspector refused the developers’ appeal against Haringey’s refusal of their application. She said in her judgement “the proposal would seriously erode the significance of this part of the Bowl as a historic area once used for pasture and historically important backland, and thus its important heritage value as a setting for the village. The locality has changed over time and will continue to do so. However as heritage assets are an irreplaceable resource, great weight should be given to their conservation.”

Be part of it!

The Highgate Society is a voluntary organisation of 1,400 members living in and around Highgate, London N6. Our primary aim is to make Highgate a better place in which to live and work.To achieve this we mount a wide variety of activities for members, (while being wide open to ideas for further new activities) as you can see from the panel on the left of screen. Prominent among these, under the heading of ‘Environment', is our dedication to principles of sound planning, for the protection and enhancement of the public amenities that we all enjoy.

Join us for coffee every Saturday between 10.30am and 12:30pm at 10a South Grove. Come and meet other members or talk to the Environment Committee if you would like some planning advice, or have a planning or environmental problem.



You can make a difference

We would like to welcome you to The Highgate Society and if you live in and around Highgate there will be something for you to know about, take part in or simply to enjoy. Please do join us, It is all quite easy.

The Society was started 40 years ago and we aim to keep Highgate a wonderful place to live and work. With three boroughs adjoining us, everyone’s opinion counts and we’d love to have yours. The more members we have, the stronger we are together to lobby for Highgate and keep our area special.

We have plenty of activities and groups to join, but if you are pressed for time you can be just a member, read Buzz and perhaps enjoy our Summer Festival Fair in the Square or Carols in December.

An individual membership costs just £15 a year, or £21 for a whole family. Our premises at 10a South Grove are available to hire for your parties, meetings and events. Coffee and biscuits are served every Saturday morning between 10.30 and 12.30 and all are welcome.

Buzz is The Society’s magazine and is produced four times during the year and you could have a copy of your own by joining.

Let us know if you want to join us. We’d be happy to talk to you about what we do, or feel free to pop into 10a any Saturday to meet the team.

Membership Team - Jan Morgan 0208 340 9490.

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Every Sat: Open Coffee House and Planning Surgery. 10.30am-12.30pm at 10a South Grove

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