The Community Projects group has been taking on “guerrilla gardening” challenges in public spaces around Highgate for several years. The photo shows the newly planted cattle trough in Church Road which is a great example of what they can do. For more information click More.
Wednesday 17th January 2024 7.30 pm.
10A South Grove N6 6BS and on Zoom
Michael McCarthy introduces his biography of ‘the boy who would be mayor’. For details and booking click More.
Friday 23rd February 2024 7.30 pm.
10A South Grove N6 6BS.
Join the Financial Times’s Alice Lascelles for a special evening of cocktail tasting and storytelling. This is the third time Alice has appeared at the Society – her previous, immensely enjoyable, gin and whiskey tasting evenings were both sold out.
For details and booking arrangments click More
The Society has been working with the School to take forward plans for workshops to consider the Schools planning applications. These are now likely to take place in the New Year and we hope facilitated by the Prince’s Foundation. Click More for details.
Insurers are prone to claim that trees close to buildings are a risk and on that basis to refuse or limit cover. Where there are no good reasons we deplore the loss of trees in our urban environment. The Highgate Society has been successful in persuading Haringey to refuse an application to fell a mature […]
Our campaign on Townsend Yard has made some progress. Last month we reported that we saw a passageway beginning to take shape to provide emergency fire access to 36A Highgate High Street. It was a small win, but a win nevertheless.
The developer has belatedly submitted a planning application for the changes involved in constructing this passageway. We are now campaigning to make sure that as a minimum there is access to that passageway for emergency use by the resident of 36A as well as by the fire brigade. For details click More
Readers will recall the plans for the Archway Campus site at the bottom of Highgate Hill, which included a 32 storey tower. The developer Seven Capital responded to comments and objections by reducing slightly the height of the tower to 28 storeys. However, interestingly there is now a second alternative for the site which does not include the tower.
Six weeks ago, we were facing a planning process with huge momentum and would very likely by now be putting dates in our diaries for the planning committee meetings to consider the applications. Instead thanks to the public meeting we now have a clearly expressed view from the Highgate community asking the School to think […]
The Highgate Society exists to make Highgate and its neighbourhood a better place in which to live and work; to ensure changes enhance the area, to encourage sound planning and to improve public transport.
As a social hub the Society is at the very heart of Highgate, staging or facilitating a wide range of events for the whole community.