It looks like emergency access is being provided to the rear of 36A Highgate High Street, which has been part of our long running campaign. If so, it will be thanks to your donations, the petition and the massive amounts of time and effort put in by the Society planning team and others. Thank you. (For full details click More)
Wednesday 11th October 2023
7.00 for 7.30 pm 10A South Grove N6 6BS and online via Zoom
Entry £7.50 including a glass of wine (£3.00 on Zoom)
Leyla Daybelge and Magnus Englund are trustees of the Isokon Gallery, the museum in the building,. Their richly illustrated talk is not just about design and architecture but also war, sex, death, espionage and famous dinner parties. Click More for details and booking.
Sunday 22nd October 2023
10A South Grove N6 6BS
!£15 to include a glass of Buck’s Fizz.
Patricia Hammond, accompanied by Matt Redman sings authentic parlour songs from the 1830s to the 1930s. Sing along with ‘Juanita’, ‘Come back to Erin’, ‘A perfect Day’, ‘Bless this House’ or ‘What a difference a day makes’.
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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 […]
Planning applications have now been submitted to Haringey Council for the School’s 10-year building programme which involves four main sites: Dyne House and the Science Block in the village; and Richards Music Centre and Mallinson Centre in Bishopswood Road. There would if approved by the Council be a near doubling in size of the total […]
The works proposed to Dyne House are probably the most extensive of the building works. Located in the centre of the village they are certainly the most disruptive. The existing building has few admirers but the refurbishment in our view does nothing to improve it and is a missed opportunity.
We think this building is damaging to the Conservation Area. The existing building has the traditional appearance of a sports pavilion which is well suited to its location. Indeed, in its semi-rural setting, its appearance fits perfectly with the wider area and it is demonstrably a positive contributor to this part of the Conservation Area. The proposed replacement building, by contrast, with its acres of glazing and very long low-pitched roofs, resembles nothing so much as a car showroom on an industrial estate or a main road – to which its design is more suited than a Conservation Area.
The Highgate Society is providing support to the Better Archway Forum to work for a community friendly development on the Archway Campus site (also known as the Holborn Union site). We think there should be little or no high rise building, a sustainable development, no student housing but good levels of social and affordable housing.
The most complete Roman pottery kiln found in Greater London will be put on public display for the first time, thanks to a £243,550 grant by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to charity Friends of Highgate Roman Kiln. In the 1960s and ‘70s, archaeologists excavated the kiln from Highgate Wood in Haringey, which is managed […]
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.