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Highgate’s air

Highgate’s air

You can be in Highgate or on the Heath looking down at the City and west end and see what looks like a layer of smog. There are widely-reported health warnings, with a major one in April this year, and a quick online search for London smog images reveals eerily...

Highgate’s company-owned homes

Do your neighbours own their home or are they living in something belonging to an off-shore company based in a tax haven? Now there's a map that answers the question! Readers of Private Eye will know that it has recently been revealing the extent of ownership of...

Funding for community-led housing project

We have learnt that Locality – the organisation appointed by DCLG to support Neighbourhood Planning groups – has got funding available to community groups interested in progressing a community-led housing project. Have you got an idea? Up to £50,000 is on offer via...

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...

Community Action Groups

Community Action Plan working groups Please contact maggy.meadeking@btinternet.com if you'd like to get involved with any of these groups, or if you have suggestions and would like to lead on others. Community participation/volunteering Local business...

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...

London family wanted for Back in Time TV show

We've been contacted by Wall to Wall TV which recently made the BBC Two series Back In Time For Dinner, in which a family ate their way through typical meals of the 1950s through to the 1990s. "We are looking for a family who, just like the Robshaws, will immerse...

Check out our videos on the Plan

Why did we start the Forum? Who's involved and why do we like Highgate so much? What's in the Neighbourhood Plan? Find out in our videos at http://goo.gl/62AzAi

Highgate Neighbourhood Plan launched

The Highgate Neighbourhood Plan, the result of two years of work by the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum was launched this week with an appeal to Highgate residents to ‘tell us what you think’. Read the full press release.

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 27% garden. This is about...

Mapping Highgate’s public toilets

Mapping Highgate’s public toilets

Simon Briscoe on a local initiative that’s part of a global campaign So it’s World Toilet Day on Wednesday 19th November. Here’s the proof: http://worldtoilet.org/ It’s a UN-sponsored initiative to improve sanitation for the many millions who do not have clean safe...

Jacksons Lane’s local projects

An interview with Stuart Cox, Participation Manager at Jacksons Lane Stuart, Jacksons Lane offers such a broad range of events – can you give us a bit of an overview? Yes indeed, we define ourselves as ‘North London’s Creative Space’. We produce and host three key...

Solar everywhere!? Upcoming HERE COMES THE SUN! event

Solar everywhere!? Upcoming HERE COMES THE SUN! event

Jackie, you’re one of the organisers of the HERE COMES THE SUN! event on Saturday 12 April. What can we expect? Well, its full title ‘HERE COMES THE SUN! Solar on your rooftop, solar for your community, your school – and more’ helps explain that. It’s at St Michael’s...

Join us and have your say on Highgate’s future!

Join us and have your say on Highgate’s future!

An interview with Maggy Meade-King, Chair of the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum Maggy, we hear you already have quite a few people on your mailing list, but probably there are still a lot of people in Highgate who don’t know the Neighbourhood Forum well enough. What is...

The Great North Road

The Great North Road

David Porter is enthusiastic about the diversity of the Archway Road There are about twenty thousand of us living in Highgate and I think each one of us has our own version of the place: 20,000 personalised mini-Highgates. One of the most interesting things about...

Community Planning workshops

Community Planning workshops

We held two lively Community Planning workshops – the first at Channing School on the 16th January 2013 and the second in the Murugan Temple on January 28th. Both halls were packed with local residents and businesses 'voting' on the ideas that have come in so far –...

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