MP for Hornsey and Wood Green
Highgate is where I live. I came here at the age of five, went to Highgate Primary School – and the rest is history!
Highgate has to be one of the most attractive places to live, visit or work. That’s not to say it doesn’t have its share of problems. The need to ration parking, the failure of Haringey Council to enforce control over developments, the traffic jams that pollute Highgate Village, the treacherous nature of crossing Archway Road, the lack of youth provision and other issues all regularly rear their heads.
The Highgate Society and the Highgate Institute are key local institutions as is Jackson’s Lane Community Centre. The landscape is dominated by Highgate School, with its splendid buildings and green sports fields.
We are very fortunate in this ward to have so many green spaces and to be so near to the wonderful open spaces of Hampstead Heath, Kenwood and Waterlow Park as well. Despite its name, the ward itself also stretches down the hill to include parts of what we all call Archway.
Recent great news - Our campaign to keep a free parcel collection service at the Archway Road Post Office has been successful!
We met with Royal Mail representatives in early February. We presented them with our petition – signed by over 500 Highgate residents – to keep the free parcel collection service at Archway Road Post Office. Royal Mail had wanted to charge you £1.50 per item for the privilege of collecting parcels from Archway Road – or travel to Tufnell Park to pick them up.
Royal Mail is now committed to keeping this free service. I’d like to say a sincere thank you to all of you who signed the petition.
You may be aware that many residents would like to see the 271 bus stand moved from Pond Square. Your local Lib Dem team has been meeting with local residents, TfL and Caroline Pidgeon, Leader of London Liberal Democrats and Chair of Transport on the London Assembly. We will keep you updated on any developments.
My Liberal Democrat Ward councillor colleagues here are Rachel Allison, Neil Williams and Bob Hare.