Highgate Tree Group

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 mean that the mimosa...
Pond Square toilets threatened

Pond Square toilets threatened

Camden council are proposing to close the toilets in Pond Square. Once closed it is highly unlikely they will ever be reopened as toilets but sold off to the private sector for conversion to another purpose. These well known and popular toilets receive approximately...
Phone box advertising

Phone box advertising

Camden has received an application to turn one of Highgate’s iconic phone boxes into an advertising stand containing three LCD screens with flashing ads. The Forum has objected. Please read about the background, and the response to the council here: Planning...
Hampstead Heath Dam News

Hampstead Heath Dam News

Works on the Hampstead Heath Ponds have started in earnest. Although most amenity groups were against the works, the City of London pressed ahead with their plans, won a judicial review and got planning permission from Camden. So we must now grin and bear it for the...
Highgate’s green space

Highgate’s green space

It was very clear from the survey work that we have done in preparation of the draft plan that “green” was Highgate’s colour – people love the open spaces, parks and trees. The sense of green is supported by the facts. The forum area is about...