October 2023 newsletter: Archway Road and Old Station groups

by | Oct 30, 2023 | Development & Heritage, Economic activity, Social & Community | 0 comments

October news, events and campaigns

New Archway Road Action Group

A group of local people, including some from the Highgate Neighbourhood Forum, will be getting together in November to talk about Archway Road. Can we support one another to make Archway Road a greener and more pleasant place to live, work and walk? Ideas and energy welcome! If you want to join us, please reply to info@forhighgate.org.

Can we revive the old Highgate station?

Another resident is starting up a community group to approach TfL to propose leasing the old Highgate overground station site. The idea is to provide an educational, recreational and wellbeing space for the community. This space would sit in harmony with the natural forest environment of the site, while preserving the historical structures remaining on site. The site is one of the Site Allocations in our Neighbourhood Plan and is likely to be included as community use in the upcoming new Haringey Local Plan.

If you are interested in joining the group, please contact Saj via info@forhighgate.org.

Pics below (from 1868, the early C20th century and more recently) are taken from Nick Catford’s Disused Stations website.

Petition to create a bike lane in Hampstead Lane
A group of local residents are lobbying to transform Hampstead Lane into a safe cycle route between Highgate and Hampstead. Their idea is to provide a safer, greener, more active way for children to get to school . Find out more and sign their petition here.

Opposition to Parkland Walk access proposals

A lively Friends of the Parkland Walk AGM discussed Haringey’s proposals for a new hard surface path through the nature reserve to make it more accessible.. A motion was passed instructing the Friends Committee to press for the use of hoggin (a buff coloured soft material) or similar for path repairs and to oppose the installation of a highly engineered surface. It was also suggested that Parkland Walk users might write to their councillors on the matter. Read the full Council Consultation Report here and the Friends of Parkland Walk AGM report here.

Find out about Guerrilla Gardening in Highgate

The Highgate Society is holding a Guerrilla Gardening discussion evening on Friday 3 November from 7.30-9pm at 10A South Grove, N6 6BS. Their team has been trialling guerrilla gardening for a couple of years are keen to get more people involved. This relaxed evening will include small group discussions, free refreshments and guitar music accompaniment.


Second-hand clothes sale to fund nature projects

Local organisation Growing Green is holding a clothes sale on Sunday 19 November to raise money for projects to restore nature and boost diversity in local schools. 11am-3pm at 35 St Albans Road, NW5 1RG.

Getting ready for Xmas: dates for your diary
Friday 1 December: wreath making masterclass at Harington, 10am-12noon, book on 020 3457 7997.
Saturday 2 December: Christmas Market  with gifts, plants and festive food at the old 271 bus stand in Highgate Village, 10.30 am to 6pm, organised by the Highgate Society.
Saturday 9 December: Harington Christmas Fair, 10am-2pm
9 and 10 December: Santa’s Grotto at Lauderdale House, book here.
Sunday 10 December: Insieme’s Christmas Cracker at Lauderdale House, 7pm
Wednesday 13 December: Highgate Society Pond Square Carols, 6.30pm
Highgate Village Christmas Lights Appeal
As usual, the Highgate Village Christmas Lights organisers need the community to chip in to help fund the Lights in the High Street and Pond Square. You can find out more and donate here.
Alicia Pivaro
Chair, Highgate Neighbourhood Forum



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