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.

Creating an energy-chic home

A house or flat that's delightfully warm, free of draughts, condensation and mouldy patches AND is easier on the environment - what's not to like? If you think 2017 might be the year to make your home energy-chic, the Highgate Society Sustainable Homes Group's series of talks and consultation sessions, led by expert professionals, will put you on the right track. The first talk takes place on:


This talk will focus on how a house functions overall, rather than focusing on the troublesome parts. At this session, our three speakers will cover:
 Assessing the way forward for your home – a whole house perspective with Russell Smith of Parity Projects
 Insulation - opportunities and constraints within existing buildings with Robert Prewitt of Prewitt Bizley architects.
 No insulation without Ventilation with Peter Rickaby of Peter Rickaby Associates
Introduced by John Doggart OBE and offering people to have pre-booked consultations with these experts about their properties


Subsequent talks in March and April will focus on windows and doors, heating, water and renewables.

Tour of Highgate School’s newly completed Junior School Building

Highgate School has very generously offered members a tour of what I’m sure you will agree is one of its most outstanding new developments, the new and refurbished Junior School. The building, which is in Bishopswood Road, overlooks the cricket ground and forms a highly visible landmark when approaching Highgate from Hampstead Lane. The tour will be given by Simon Martini, the project manager for the development.

The tour starts at 12.15 on January 18th. Places are limited so early booking is strongly recommended.

If you would like to visit the building contact Richard Webber on richardwebber@originsinfo(dot)eu

Archway Gyratory Update

TfL are implementing the Archway Gyratory changes to Bus stops and roads and it is ongoing through January. Keep up to date on their web site. Gail head of the HS Transport and Traffic group is asking in letter attached here for any feedback you have please as a traveler good and not so good.


Follow this link to read about the ARCHWAY GYRATORY from TFL.

The results of TfL’s consultation on the proposed bus changes, which took place back in January/February this year, have only just been released, despite regular requests for this information.

Although 75% opposed the scheme and 15% partially opposed – a total of 90% – TfL is proceeding with the changes, with the new bus stops on Archway Road expected to come into use on Tuesday 6 December and the two-way traffic system in a fortnight, on the 18th December. Furthermore, it would seem that Bus stop E, on Highgate Hill, has been removed.

The Highgate Society and Kate Calvert, Chair of the Better Archway Forum, are contacting local and national press. Kate has already written to the Standard, raising the following questions:

How does this meet the TfL objectives of Improving interchanges, Improving London's buses, and Improved access to the transport system? 
Should a public service be free to ignore both the users and its own objectives like this?

The Highgate Society has written to Mayor Sadiq Khan, asking for a review of the gyratory scheme. READ HERE.

Holloway Road closures

 The A1 Holloway Road will be closed from the junction with Fairbridge Road to the junction with Wedmore Gardens. The closures will take place at the following times:

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Grand Houses of Highgate

If you missed the recent exhibition and talk by Richard Webber about the 'Grand Houses of Highgate', or would like to see the panels which were displayed these are now available online. (Double-click to zoom. On tablets touch once to reveal controls)

November E-Newsletter Available Now

 Click on "see past newsletters" on the right hand side of this Home Page.

7.5t weight limit in Highgate

The Traffic & Transport Group of The Highgate Society has given considerable thought to what needs to be done about this proposal.
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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 50 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.

This page was last modified on 11/01/2017 at 12:33.

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