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.

Archway Gyratory Bus Consultation

The Archway Gyratory Bus Consultation closes 22nd February. Due to major works which will see the removal of the gyratory, many of the bus stops at Archway will be moved. This will affect residents taking buses to and from Archway and bus interchanges at Archway.

We would encourage anyone who uses the 43, 134, 143, 210, 263, 271 and W5 bus services to give their views to TfL.  Or Email: consultations@tfl(dot)gov(dot)uk

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Do you want Pond Square toilets to close?

Camden Council are proposing to close the toilets in Pond Square.

These toilets are used approximately 88,000 times a year. (Camden data.)

If you object to this proposal please make your opinion known online before the end of February.

Come to a meeting with representatives from the Council on Thursday 11th February at 6pm-8pm at the Highgate Society, 10A South Grove. 

Read the Highgate Society Response Paper and make your voice heard.


 Saturday 20 February, 11am - 4.30pm at Bruce Castle, Lordship Lane
Tottenham N17 6RT

Discover more about Haringey’s history at our Fair – you can visit the Search Room and talk to Archive Staff, enjoy our all-day talks programme or browse stalls from local organisations showcasing our heritage.

The Old Kitchen will have a café for teas, coffee and cake all day.

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Hot Tips for Warm Homes - 29th February 2016

The Muswell Hill Sustainability Group (MHSG) is holding this FREE event at 7.30-9.30pm at Muswell Hill Methodist Church, 29 Pages Lane, N10 1PP and is being supported by the Highgate Society Sustainable Homes Group. Book your place here today

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We all breathed a sigh of relief when in June the Planning Inspector’s Decision was in favour of the Athlone House Working Group to support the restoration of the House to the letter.  However, it was not unexpected when Athlone House Ltd (AHL) challenged that decision. Barrister, David Altaras, was again duly appointed, having successfully represented us in the past two Appeals. The Case came before a Judge on 20 October 2015.  

The judge, Justice Ian Dove, threw the Appeal out, we are pleased to report, and hopefully this brings this drawn out saga to a conclusion. He insisted that demolition would not enable restoration of the building to its former historic use as a dwelling.  Michael Hammerson, vice president of the Highgate Society and co-ordinator of Athlone House Working Group, said: 
“This is a historic moment and the culmination of the justification of the community’s 17 year fight.”

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.

This page was last modified on 12/02/2016 at 00:00.

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