Highgate Neighbourhood Forum

Helping deliver the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan

We’re the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum

The HNF is a community-led organisation that works to make Highgate a vibrant place to live and work.

Our vision is for Highgate to be a vibrant place with a strong sense of community that protects its unique character and heritage while embracing fresh ideas and beneficial change.

The Highgate Neighbourhood Plan sets out to address the challenges – some common to all London areas, some unique – that Highgate faces today.

From busy high streets to thriving cultural and amenity societies, we must ensure there is something for everyone, and build on existing provision to meet local needs across all ages.

Everyone who lives in the Plan area is a member of the Forum.

Read the Plan

Local issues

Together with other organisations, we are working to make improvements to Highgate in these areas:

News and Views

Forum planning policy

Planning – how we make Highgate a vibrant place, protecting its unique character and heritage while encouraging beneficial change - is at the heart of what the Forum is about. The Forum was established six years ago specifically to draw up a Neighbourhood...

Neighbourhood Planners London

We are fortunate in Highgate to be surrounded by other Neighbourhood Forums – in Crouch End, Dartmouth Park, Kentish Town and Hampstead – all working to make positive change in their local area and working together around issues such as getting better...

Highgate Tree Group

Climate change and pollution have certainly changed things in Highgate and not always for the worse. Did you know that with less soot and more nitrogen in the air, we now have far more lichens and mosses on our trees and that the warmer winters...

Get involved in bringing Playtime to Highgate

The good news is that Haringey Council has given us the go-ahead to develop two of our priority CIL projects – improvements to the BMX track next to Highgate Library and the creation of a nature-inspired play area at the Highgate end of the...

How can we attract more visitors to Highgate?

Highgate needs visitors – to increase the footfall in the village, to keep our shops, cafés, restaurants and pubs going, to encourage other businesses to open and to visit our theatres and galleries. Here are some ideas that might encourage tourism: A...

Robert the Bruce – the Highgate connection

Not many people know this but just over 700 years ago, in 1305, Robert the Bruce was a temporary resident of Highgate! He was staying in the hunting lodge which belonged at that time to the Earl of Gloucester, situated on what is now the 12th green of...

Highgate needs YOU

The Forum is made up of people like you who care about making Highgate a better place to live and work. Come join us!

Email us at info@forhighgate.org