Christmas Celebrations in Highgate: December 2020 newsletter

by | Dec 1, 2020 | Development & Heritage, Event, News, Open Spaces, Plan, Social & Community, Sustainability | 0 comments

It’s going to be a strange Christmas this year but Highgate organisations are pulling out all the stops to keep the show on the road.

The Highgate Society have organised the Highgate and Muswell Hill Brass Band to play to accompany some late night Christmas shopping in the Village from 6pm on Wednesday 9 December. Their annual carols in Pond Square are going online this year at 7pm on 16 December.

Lauderdale House and Omved Gardens are planning linked Christmas Fairs on the weekend of 12/13 December. And you can Zoom in to see Santa in his virtual grotto after school from the 14-16 December. There will also be carols on the Lauderdale Tea Lawn on December 21. Subscribe to the Highgate Hitlist for a weekly updates.

Join in to cheer up Christmas

Local people are sending out a message of joy by decorating Highgate with festive messages. Why don’t you join in? Parcel wrap a communication box, put tinsel around a lamp post, knit or crochet a snow scene for a pillar box or write a message for your Highgate neighbours and put it on a panel of our Grade Two Listed telephone boxes. (a sheet of A5 fits nicely).  It should all add up to a Christmas to remember!

And the team raIsing money for our Christmas Lights still need our help – donate at

One Run Global Relay

Join a global, Covid-safe event on Human Rights Day 10 December to raise money for Haringey Giving. Commit to one hour of physical exercise – run, walk, cycle, dance, pilates, yoga. Sign up to One Run.

A bike hangar for Highgate village?

Some West Hill residents want to request a local bike hangar from Camden Council and would like to know how much support it would have. If you are interested, find out more here and let us know via

Waterlow Park survey

Let the Friends of Waterlow Park know what you would like to see there in the future by filling in their short survey here.

Highgate School development plans

Haringey Council are currently running a consultation on the Highgate School Supplementary Planning Document which sets out plans to redevelop the School’s buildings over the next decade. Find out more and comment here.

Fund for community energy projects launched

The PUNL Community Energy Fund is calling for bids between £500 and £5000 for community energy projects which will reduce carbon in our atmosphere. Find out more

Highgate Cemetery launches design competition

The Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust has launched two open competitions. The first is to find the best practitioners in landscape design to develop a landscape masterplan. The second is to find an architect-led multidisciplinary design team to investigate projects to preserve and enhance the historic structures and improve facilities for staff and visitors. Find out more here.

New Whittington Mental Health facility

Work has begun on Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust’s new inpatient mental health facility on their Highgate East site. See their latest newsletter for more about this and their wider estate redevelopment programme.

Haringey Climate Change Action Plan

Haringey Council have published their draft Action Plan for the Borough to become net zero carbon by 2041. It wants to hear your ideas about how this might be achieved. Find out more and have your say here.

Housing consultation in N10

Haringey are also consulting on a proposed social housing development on our border. Find out more about Cranwood House here.

Camden Waste Management Plan

Camden Council is consulting on it submission to the North London Waste Plan. Have your say before 10 December here.

First steps in new Haringey Local Plan

The lengthy process of producing the Haringey Local Plan has begun and you can have your say on The New Local Plan Consultation document here.

With all our good wishes for the festive season

Alicia Pivaro
Chair, Highgate Neighbourhood Forum


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