“To make Highgate green and sustainable”
Why it matters
Sustainability is fundamental to everything we want to achieve for Highgate. These important issues were integrated throughout the Plan but we are keen that they become the focus for future initiatives.
What we’re doing
There are also many local organisations actively working on issues including solar panels, recycling, community planting and electric vehicles.
Highgate Environmental Network (HEN)
We support and are part of an eco/sustainability network of organisations and projects in Highgate. Other members include: LUX, Highgate Society Sustainable Living group, Lauderdale House, Transition Highgate and Omved Gardens, and other groups have been invited to join.
We have two - only two! - bike hangars in the Forum area. Are they a good thing? One hangar (on Hillcrest) is reportedly well-used while the other (on Winchester Road) is not. The lack of hangars is odd as, as the map shows, there are hundreds east of Highgate. Why...
Two major transport themes in the Forum's work in 2018 will be buses and parking. A core on these issues is pollution: Highgate High Street, Highgate Hill and Archway Road have above legal levels of air pollution. This blog sets out the background and summarises the...
The Highgate community crowd-funded a second air quality survey and this blog presents the results. The main conclusions: 1. Highgate’s main thoroughfares still have illegal levels of (NO2) air pollution. 2. Overall air quality has not changed in the last year – where...