May 2020: Lockdown Life in Highgate

by | May 8, 2020 | Forum, News, Social & Community, Traffic & Transport | 0 comments

AGM cancelled

I am sure you will not be surprised to hear that we have cancelled our AGM on on May 5. Rest assured that we will reschedule as soon as we can. In the meantime, the current committee will continue to serve until such time as we can elect a new one.

Your LockdownLife: Community Collection of positive moments and memories

We want to record the things that you are finding positive in this challenging time in the hope that they can inform how we will live our lives and do things differently when our community returns to something like “normal”.

We hope that your thoughts, poems, drawings, songs and wishes will form part of the small digital Highgate Festival 2020.

Please email


Where to find help

The Ham&High have compiled a list of organisations offering help during the epidemic.

Jackson’s Lane Community and Arts Centre are also compiling a list of people and businesses in the Archway Road who are offering help during the Covid-19 lockdown. Contact to find out more.

Creative green ideas during lockdown

Transition Kentish Town have a lively newsletter with Zoom sessions on growing veg, yoga, bicycle maintenance, cooking and climate activism.

Subscribe here.

Village Raw and HighgateHouseParty

Village Raw magazine have an email newsletter with news of all the local North London businesses offering deliveries + virtual workshops and fun stuff like theHighgateHouseParty (run by Boogaloo Radio and the Highgate Society every Friday night).

You can sign up for it here.


Run @ Highgate

Highgate School have opened up their grounds for local residents to exercise between 6.30 and 8 am and 4.30 and 7 pm. Walkers, runners and sprinters welcome – find out more.

Wonky yellow lines

And finally: Haringey have been out repainting the yellow lines, which is a welcome development.  Sadly, many have been done really badly.

Please send examples from your part of Highgate to and we will ask for the worst examples to be rectified. Some examples already noted here.

Stay safe and well!
Alicia Pivaro
Chair, Highgate Neighbourhood Forum



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